Six Romanians and one Albanian have been indicted on allegations that they operated a multimillion-dollar cyber fraud scheme selling nonexistent cars, boats and other high-value items through eBay and other sites.
Maintainers of the open-source PHP programming language have locked down the php.net website after discovering two of its servers were hacked to host malicious code designed to surreptitiously install malware on visitors' computers.
To developers, advertising frameworks may just be another way to make money from their free applications, but in at least one case — dubbed "Vulna" by security firm FireEye — the library has functionality that allows attackers to steal private data from a targeted phone and opens vulnerabilities that could be exploited by hackers.
As a diplomatic row rages between the United States and Europe over spying accusations, state-backed Deutsche Telekom wants German communications companies to cooperate to shield local internet traffic from foreign intelligence services.
What if computers had a “check engine” light that could indicate new, novel security problems? What if computers could go one step further and heal security problems before they happen? To find out, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) intends to hold the Cyber Grand Challenge (CGC) — the first-ever tournament for fully automatic network defense systems.
In the wake of leaks from Edward Snowden alleging that the US National Security Agency was involved in the unauthorized surveillance of SWIFT bank transfer data to obtain international financial records, the European Parliament has adopted a resolution calling for the suspension of the EU-US Terrorist Finance Tracking Program agreement.
Alert Logic has released a bulletin, based on a six-month study period of customer data, that examines the rise of cyber attacks targeting the energy sector — an industry thought to be particularly at risk due to the highly confidential and proprietary information they possess, as well as the prevalence of BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) and contractor access.
While U.S. government officials find the current pipeline for cybersecurity talent to be lacking, 82 percent of U.S. millennials say no high school teacher or guidance counselor ever mentioned to them the idea of a career in cybersecurity, according to a new survey commissioned by Raytheon and conducted by Zogby Analytics. The survey also found less than one-quarter of young adults aged 18 to 26 believed the career is interesting at all.
Germany's Foreign Ministry summoned the U.S. ambassador Thursday following allegations that American intelligence may have targeted Chancellor Angela Merkel's cellphone. At the same time, a senior lawmaker expressed concern at the White House's statement that it isn't monitoring and won't monitor Merkel's communications — a response that didn't address what might have happened in the past.
As details of National Security Agency spying programs have become public, citizens, activists and politicians in countries from Latin America to Europe have lined up to express shock and outrage at the scope of what Washington may know about them. But politicians are also using the threat to their citizens' privacy to drum up their numbers at the polls — or to distract attention from their own domestic problems.
An appellate court has finally supplied an answer to an open question left dangling by the Supreme Court in 2012: Do law enforcement agencies need a probable-cause warrant to affix a GPS tracker to a target’s vehicle? The Third Circuit Court of Appeals gave a resounding yes to that question today in a 2 to 1 decision.
OpenDNS researchers found that higher education networks are 300 percent more likely to contain malware than their enterprise and government counterparts. The study also revealed that EXPIRO targets the higher education sector more often than any other malware family.
Three years ago, Jim Clark, chief technology officer of West Liberty University, had a number of IT headaches. A botnet had resisted efforts to eradicate it from the West Virginian university's network, and students complained that Internet requests were often slow. Clark considered doubling the campus' 100-Mbps connection, but first decided to try out the free domain-name system (DNS) service offered by OpenDNS.
The U.S. Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released its Preliminary Cybersecurity Framework (PDF) to help critical infrastructure owners and operators reduce cybersecurity risks in industries such as power generation, transportation and telecommunications.
Shortly after reports that the developer of the Blackhole exploit kit was arrested, one of the groups leveraging the Cutwail spam botnet to spread banking trojans has dumped the widely used exploit kit in favor of a different vector: the Magnitude kit, which delivers ZeroAccess and Zeus/Zbot to its victims.