Attackers could abuse flaws in Android's Stagefright media library to seize control of almost 950 million devices, just by sending a text, a security researcher warns. But will most devices ever see related fixes?
Cybercrime is growing as an industry, developing capabilities to target large entities. Ernst & Young's Ken Allan recommends a three-stage strategy to combat threats and urges CISOs to set new priorities.
Put your personal feelings aside; what's dangerous about the AshleyMadison.com breach is that ideologists will now go beyond taking down an IT system and actually destroy a business. This evolution, says cybersecurity expert Carl Herberger, requires a new way to assess and mitigate risk.
The Ashley Madison dating website hack and threatened data release is a perfect illustration of the perils - and promise - of our Internet-connected, hacktivist age, whether it comes to online dating or the Internet of Things.
The extramarital-affair online dating website Ashley Madison has been hacked, and attackers have threatened to release full details for the site's more than 37 million subscribers across 46 countries unless the service shuts down.
Britain's high court has overturned "emergency" surveillance legislation, which was rushed into law in July 2014 after just one day of debate in Parliament, on the grounds that it included insufficient safeguards against abuse.
Outrage has erupted in Britain after a London police helicopter crew tweeted a photograph of well-known comedian Michael McIntyre as he was about to cross the road. Has the British surveillance state run amok?
Security researchers reported a zero-day bug to Microsoft - which has patched the flaw - after reverse-engineering details were contained in a bug hunter's sales pitch to hacked surveillance software vendor Hacking Team.
Malware kingpin Vladimir Tsastsin has pleaded guilty to charges relating to a $14 million click fraud scheme that the FBI dubbed Operation Ghost Click. The scheme, which also involved money laundering, affected 4 million victims in 100 countries.
A day after the Office of Personnel Management confirmed that security breaches exposed to hackers the personal information of more than 22 million individuals, Katherine Archuleta has resigned as director of the agency.
Subscribers and other consumers can more easily read, watch and listen to content produced for the websites of ISMG, as the company unveils a responsive design that enhances the features and functions of multimedia on multiple platforms.
Although they apparently weren't caused by cyber-attacks, the impacts of computer failures at the New York Stock Exchange, United Airlines and the Wall Street Journal have much in common with the aftermath of breaches.
More than 3,000 National Health Service patients had their personal data exposed when an employee lost an unencrypted memory stick in a parking lot, violating NHS policies. But creating policies isn't the same as enforcing them.