Wired and Forbes reported recently that the two largest cellphone carriers in the United States, Verizon and AT&T, are adding the tracking number to their subscribers' Internet activity, even when users opt out.
Twitter and Facebook are so important to militant groups that the U.S. technology giants should give security services greater access to allow Western governments to foil attacks, the head of Britain's eavesdropping agency said.
Facebook has never had much of a reputation for letting users hide their identities online. But now the world’s least anonymous website has just joined the Web’s most anonymous network.
When an agency identifies and successfully responds to a cyber attack, it gains knowledge that can be used by others facing the same or similar threats. Because attackers often use similar strategies, tools, and methods against multiple organizations, shared threat intelligence can reduce the impact of future attacks.
The Navy is embarking on a year-long effort to protect hardware and software servicewide, as the Internet of Things takes hold of everything from ship speakers to missile launchers.
Most modern cryptographic schemes rely on computational complexity for their security. In principle, they can be cracked, but that would take a prohibitively long time, even with enormous computational resources. There is, however, another notion of security.
A Danish court has sentenced the Swedish founder of file-sharing site The Pirate Bay to 3½ years in prison after he was found guilty of hacking into a private company handling sensitive information for Danish authorities.
Students supported through California State University, San Bernardino's SFS program are being educated in cyber intelligence to deal proactively with cyber threats — to predict malicious behavior before it happens. Doing so draws not only on a background in computer and information science, but also on an understanding of human behavior and psychology and the political and economic environment.
An attack by hackers on a White House computer network earlier this month was considered so sensitive that only a small group of senior congressional leaders were initially notified about it, U.S. officials say.
IBM has developed new high-speed analysis and criminal investigation software that is designed to uncover hidden criminal threats buried deep inside massive volumes of disparate corporate data.
Most organizations are facing rising threats in their information security risk environment, but over a third have no real-time insight on cyber risks necessary to combat these threats.
Cyber hits on ATMs are getting more frequent, but the authorities seem to be catching up: A man in the UK has been arrested in conjunction with a significant $2.6 million cash machine heist.
More than 200 organizations and 400 cybersecurity professionals from 29 European countries are testing their readiness to counter cyber attacks in a day-long simulation, organized by the European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA).
Cyber crime costs the global economy an estimated $400 billion a year, and as it grows in scale and sophistication, law enforcement is having to do the same. The U.S. secret service helped prevent over $1 billion in fraud losses from cyber crime last year, but it is up against skilled and organized international crime networks.
In his career-ending extramarital affair that came to light in 2012, General David Petraeus used a stealthy technique to communicate with his lover Paula Broadwell: the pair left messages for each other in the drafts folder of a shared Gmail account. Now hackers have learned the same trick.