Personal data on more than 1.8 million Chicagoan voters was found exposed on a cloud-based storage site, available to anyone for downloading, researchers from UpGuard's Cyber Risk Team have reported.
Digital rebels hacked into dozens of Venezuelan government websites to oppose the dictatorial regime of opposing President Nicolás Maduro, according to multiple news reports.
SSL certification provider DigiCert will acquire Symantec's Website Security service and its related PKI solutions for $950 million and a roughly 30 percent stake in DigiCert common stock equity.
Government websites in Ohio, Maryland and New York have been defaced with a pro-ISIS message from a hacktivist group called Team System Dz, according to various news reports.
An annual audit of more than 1,000 top websites found that 52 percent have highly trustworthy cybersecurity and privacy practices, yet 46 percent failed the assessment altogether, with bank sites surprisingly faring worst of all.
Aware that terrorists take advantage of social media and messaging platforms to spread propaganda and securely communicate, Facebook on Thursday divulged its recent efforts to use AI to identify objectionable content.
The US-CERT on Thursday announced security updates to Mozilla Thunderbird, Google Chrome and the Internet Systems Consortium's BIND Domain Name System software.
A Stanford University website was reportedly compromised for four months without detection, allowing hackers to abuse it to host malicious web shells, phishing kits and defacement images.
Despite their anonymity, sites and services hidden on the dark web are not immune to cyberattacks, as recently demonstrated by a group of researchers who coaxed cybercriminals into attacking fake Tor sites in order to study their behavior.
The Terror Exploit Kit is rapidly evolving, no longer bombarding victims with multiple exploits in scattershot fashion, but rather applying only the hacking tools that work best against a specific compromised machine.
Even Charles Darwin couldn't protect his Twitter account from being hijacked after a researcher stole his cookies and passwords by exploiting a reported universal cross-site scripting vulnerability in the Microsoft Edge browser.
The OurMine hackers known for hijacking online social media accounts, supposedly to test their security, executed what it's calling the largest hack in YouTube history, after changing the written content on hundreds of the video service's channels on Friday.
A Chinese APT is accused of compromising the website of the National Foreign Trade Council in an attempt to spy on the trade association's members.
Alley-OOPS! March Madness fans scouring the web for bracket contests and live game streams instead may find themselves all fouled up by online scams, Zscaler reported in a blog post this week.
As part of its #NoHacked campaign, Google has published figures on the state of website security, and the trend doesn't look good.
Cybercriminals are injecting folders with malicious subdirectories into legitimate websites in order to display spam content that advertises essay-writing services for students, Sucuri has reported.
The Association of British Travel Agents has suffered a data breach affecting approximately 43,000 individuals after an unauthorized intruder exploited a vulnerability in a third-party web server, the trade organization acknowledged.
More than half of the internet traffic is already HTTPS encrypted for the sake of higher security. However, the encrypted traffic is used by cyber-criminals as well to hide their malicious activities from detection.
As bad bots increasingly take up a greater share of internet traffic, are data centres providing the roads?
Anonymous's compromise of Freedom Hosting II may have reduced the overall size of the Tor network by an estimated 15 to 20 percent, according to researcher Sarah Jamie Lewis, who works for OnionScan, an open-source dark web scanning tool project.
A new tech support scam website leverages deceptive visual elements to trick victims into thinking they have been redirected to a legitimate Microsoft support website, even though they actually never left the scam page.
More than 100,000 WordPress web pages have been defaced, following last week's public disclosure of a patched vulnerability that allows attackers to remotely modify the content of pages and posts.
A security researcher has purchased the expired domains of web pages whose links were posted in old tweets from Donald Trump, and redirected them to satirical videos that mock the U.S. president.
WordPress last week silently patched a high-severity zero-day vulnerability that can allow unauthorized users to remotely modify a web page's content and change any post.
A new report predicts that the number of passwords used among humans and machines worldwide will grow to 300 billion by 2020 - all of which will require cyber protection.