While revelations from Edward Snowden about the National Security Agency’s massive database of phone records have sparked a national debate about its constitutionality, another secretive database has gone largely unnoticed and without scrutiny.
The head of a sophisticated cybercrime ring which stole over $9 million from payment processor Worldpay back in 2008 has been sentenced to a hefty 11 years behind bars.
Cyber-crime is big business in the digital age, so a Bay Area security firm has hired a sophisticated group of hackers to break into computer systems. “White-hat hackers” deliberately break into computer systems and digital devices to find vulnerabilities before “black-hat hackers” can exploit them.
As high-tech features like adaptive cruise control, automatic braking and automatic parallel parking systems make cars smarter, it's also making them more vulnerable to hackers – a risk that an automotive security researcher says carmakers appear to be ignoring.
Microsoft is scrambling to issue a Windows update after security researchers discovered a flaw in PowerPoint that hackers are using to seize control of computers. Computer World reports that the security problem affects all of the currently supported releases of Windows.
To help with the collection, management, protection and preservation of digital forensic evidence, the Federal Aviation Administration is turning to industry. In an Oct. 15 posting, the FAA said it's seeking a commercial off-the-shelf application that will create a remotely accessible depository where digital media analysts can store digital forensic evidence and distribute forensic workload among investigators.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is investigating about two dozen cases of suspected cybersecurity flaws in medical devices and hospital equipment that officials fear could be exploited by hackers, a senior official at the agency told Reuters.
The poll of 1,500 Americans conducted by Chapman University in Orange, California, found that walking alone down a dark street is the situation that has Americans most fearful – beating the fear of identity theft in second place, and the fear of being unsafe online in third place.
Someone's found (yet) another nasty security flaw in Android, by crafting a way to pack malicious software to look like images. The good news is that disclosure was kept back until Google had put a fix in place; the bad news is, of course, the huge number of phone-owners who never update – either through choice, ignorance or that their handset-maker holds back upgrades.
The Justice Department is expanding its National Security division to take on threats to the country from state-sponsored economic espionage and cybercrime, assistant attorney general for national security John Carlin said Tuesday.
Matt DeHart, an American who believes the United States is pursuing sham child-porn charges against him as cover for a national security investigation, has been ordered deported from Canada. The 30-year-old faces up to 25 years in prison if convicted of child pornography charges in Tennessee.
According to the 2014 Cost of Cyber Crime Study, the average annualized cost of cybercrime has reached $12.7 million in the U.S., a 96 percent increase since the study was launched five years ago.
Chinese authorities just launched “a malicious attack on Apple” that could capture user names and passwords of anyone who logs into the iCloud from anywhere in the country, the well-respected censorship watchdog GreatFire.org reports. With that information, a hacker can view users contacts, photos, messages and personal information stored in the cloud.
Federal officials warned companies Monday that hackers have stolen more than 500 million financial records over the past 12 months, essentially breaking into banks without ever entering a building.
NetClean has announced that it has successfully collaborated with its partners, Hubstream and L-3 ASA, to implement the first phase of the UK’s national Child Abuse Image Database (CAID). The CAID plays a key part in delivering on the UK government’s promise to create a central repository for consolidating data in cases of child sexual abuse material.