Leading prosecutors in New York and London police plan to embed staff in each others’ offices, officials say, increasing transatlantic collaboration in an effort to combat cyber crime.
Leading Democrats in both houses of Congress sent letters to 16 major banks and other financial firms requesting detailed information about recent data breaches and briefings from corporate data security officials.
Attackers will continue to resort to non-amplification attacks when there are not enough vulnerable systems available to exploit for reflection methods.There will be a rise in mobile DDoS attacks as emerging countries increase smartphone subscriber usage.
The Senate on Tuesday blocked a bill to end bulk collection of Americans' phone records by the National Security Agency. The legislation would have ended the NSA's collection of domestic calling records, instead requiring the agency to obtain a court order each time it wanted to analyze the records in terrorism cases, and query records held by the telephone companies.
MIT has received $15 million in funding from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation to establish an initiative aimed at laying the foundations for a smart, sustainable cybersecurity policy to deal with the growing cyber threats faced by governments, businesses, and individuals.
The immensely popular Whatsapp instant messenger has the potential to become an even more attractive option for users, as the company has partnered with Open Whisper Systems to implement the latter's TextSecure protocol into their clients.
A large number of the Tor-anonymized domains recently seized in a crackdown on illegal darknet services were clones or imposter sites, according to an analysis published Monday.
Just a few weeks after its existence was revealed, Beijing police have arrested three people who are allegedly the authors of the WireLurker malware that targets Macs and iPhones.
Time is not your friend when your information systems are under cyber attack, but sharing threat information before, during, and after an attack with a trusted group of peers can help. NIST has prepared a Guide to Cyber Threat Information Sharing that provides organizations with the key practices they need to consider when planning, implementing and maintaining information sharing relationships.
For years the government has refused to talk about or even acknowledge its secret use of zero-day software vulnerabilities to hack into the computers of adversaries and criminal suspects. This year, however, the Obama administration finally acknowledged that the NSA and law enforcement agencies sometimes keep information about software vulnerabilities secret so the government can exploit them for purposes of surveillance and sabotage.
Over half of senior IT and HR professionals would consider hiring former hackers in a bid to overcome crippling cybersecurity skills gaps and shortages, according to new research from consultancy KPMG.
The State Department has taken the unprecedented step of shutting down its entire unclassified email system as technicians repair possible damage from a suspected hacker attack. A senior department official said Sunday that "activity of concern" was detected in the system around the same time as a previously reported incident that targeted the White House computer network.
Once again, ATMs have been "hacked" by individuals taking advantage of default, factory-set passcodes.
Silk Roads come and Silk Roads go. But after every law enforcement crackdown shakes the dark web, one Russian black market always seems to survive. For more than two and a half years, the Russian Anonymous Marketplace, or RAMP, has maintained a thriving business in the Dark Web drug trade, offering one of the Internet’s widest arrays of narcotics to its Russian-speaking clientele.
Investigators recently set out to consider whether homicides involving social networking sites were unique and worthy of labels such as "Facebook Murder," and to explore the ways in which perpetrators had used such sites in the homicides they had committed.