The National Security Agency reported its own violations of surveillance rules to a U.S. intelligence court and promised additional safety measures to prevent similar missteps over and over again, according to more than 1,000 pages of newly declassified files about the federal government's controversial program of collecting every American's phone records during the past seven years.
Techie teens, often more curious than criminal, are likely to start turning their talents to cyber deviance and cyber crime at about age 15, with such activities peaking at about age 18. That’s according to a snapshot survey by University of Cincinnati researchers who will present their findings at The American Society of Criminology annual conference in Atlanta.
Federal agents have arrested five more suspects in a massive bank heist that resulted in $45 million being siphoned from ATMs around the world. The suspects allegedly served as mules within a New York cell of an international cybercrime group that stole $45 million in late 2012 and early 2013, a sophisticated and coordinated heist that saw millions withdrawn from ATMs around the world within a few hours.
Nuix and ADF Solutions have formed a technology, sales and marketing partnership to combine their strengths in digital forensic triage, indexing and investigation.
Many virtual currency services do not have the proper controls in place to prevent money laundering and stop bad actors from dodging U.S. laws, a top Justice Department official will tell lawmakers.
Google and Microsoft have introduced software that makes it harder for users to search for child abuse material online, the companies said in a joint announcement.
At a presentation in a conference room inside the US Capitol, Schneier said that in its haste to "weaponize" the Internet, the NSA has broken its mechanisms of security. And those breaks are so severe that it is now just a matter of time before others with less-noble causes than fighting terrorism will be able to exploit the holes NSA has created.
Activist hackers linked to the collective known as Anonymous have secretly accessed U.S. government computers in multiple agencies and stolen sensitive information in a campaign that began almost a year ago, the FBI has warned.
Loyaltybuild, a County Clare-based company that works with European retailers to roll out – what else? – loyalty programs, keeps credit card details, telephone numbers and home addresses of consumers in its databases. Cyber criminals were able to access partial information for different customer segments.
The National Science Foundation has awarded Naval Postgraduate School Department of Defense Analysis Assistant Prof. Dr. Bradley “BJ” Strawser and Department of Computer Science Prof. Dr. Neil Rowe with a three-year, $500,000 grant to explore the ethics of cyberwarfare.
A Chicago computer hacker tied to the group known as Anonymous has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for cyber attacks on various government agencies and businesses, including a global intelligence company.
It's called "revenge porn," and it's legal in every state but California and New Jersey. A person shares a sexually explicit photo or video with a partner, only to see those images pop up online months or even years later — typically after a bad breakup. The images are often tied to the person's name, address and phone number.
The US government is on a data-gathering spree at Google, new data from the search giant reveals. Between January and June 2013, the US government issued nearly 11,000 requests to Google asking for user information, or about 42 percent of the global total. India was second with nearly 2,700 government requests.
U.S. authorities are investigating a series of cybersecurity incidents targeting the HealthCare.gov website at the center of President Obama's healthcare law, a U.S. homeland security official told Congress.
Former U.S. National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden leaked as many as 200,000 classified U.S. documents to the media, according to little-noticed public remarks by the eavesdropping agency's chief late last month.