A U.S. cybersecurity firm says it has gathered evidence that the Russian government spied on hundreds of American, European and Asian companies, the first time Moscow has been linked to cyber attacks for alleged economic — rather than political — gains.
A cyber attack on China that re-routed millions of users to a US website was probably no attack at all — just an engineering mistake in the Great Firewall of China. Initial thoughts were that a DNS attack had been effected, with fingers pointing to Falun Gong, a banned religious sect in China.
While security threats are imminent, CEOs and other members of the management team are in the dark about potential cyber attacks against their companies, says a Ponemon Institute report entitled, “Cyber Security Incident Response: Are we as prepared as we think?”
A team of internationally renowned war crimes prosecutors and forensic experts has found "direct evidence" of "systematic torture and killing" by the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime, the lawyers on the team say in a new report.
Two Mexican citizens who were arrested at the border used account information stolen during the Target security breach to buy tens of thousands of dollars' worth of merchandise, a South Texas police chief said. But a federal official said there was no connection between the arrests and the retailer's credit card data theft.
Online criminals and scammers are having much more luck breaking into others' computers with Java rather than the usual desktop application exploits, according to findings from Cisco's 2014 Annual Security Report. According to its network security subsidiary Sourcefire, which it acquired in July last year, when looking at web exploits, the key culprit 91 percent of the time is Java.
In a classic 'insider' breach, an employee of the Korea Credit Bureau (KCB) has been arrested for stealing and later selling the personal details of millions of South Koreans to phone marketing companies. The Financial Supervisory Service (FSS) has said that the credit card firms will cover any financial losses suffered by customers through this incident.
Ownership of a Chrome extension can be transferred to another party, and users are never informed when an ownership change happens. Malware and adware vendors have caught wind of this and have started showing up at the doors of extension authors, looking to buy their extensions.
A cybercrime firm says it has uncovered at least six ongoing attacks at U.S. merchants whose credit card processing systems are infected with the same type of malicious software used to steal data from Target Corp.
Phishing, hacking, phreaking, 4-1-9 scams - however you describe it, cyber crime is on the rise in Ivory Coast. According to the Ivorian government, it received more complaints about cyber criminality in the first half of 2013 than any other country on the continent, making it Africa's unlikely capital of "brouteurs" — Ivorian slang for cyber criminals.
Working on her blog in California one day, Vietnamese democracy activist Ngoc Thu sensed something was wrong. It took a moment for a keystroke to register. Cut-and-paste wasn't working. She had "a feeling that somebody was there" inside her computer. Her hunch turned out to be right.
A widespread threat against global critical infrastructure systems has been uncovered: ICS-CERT has issued a warning about a buffer overflow vulnerability affecting the Ecava IntegraXor SCADA system, a human-machine interface product.
Seeking to calm a furor over U.S. surveillance, President Barack Obama on Friday called for ending the government's control of phone data from hundreds of millions of Americans and immediately ordered intelligence agencies to get a secretive court's permission before accessing such records.
The U.S. National Security Agency has been gathering nearly 200 million text messages a day from around the world, gathering data on people's travel plans, contacts and credit card transactions, Britain's Guardian newspaper reports.
The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York has announced the forfeiture of approximately 29,655 Bitcoins (which, at today’s Bitcoin exchange rate, are worth approximately $28 million) that were seized from the Silk Road server, as well as the forfeiture of the Silk Road hidden website.