An increasing number of cyber-attacks are not being launched by governments - or their intelligence services - but rather by opportunistic mercenaries offering "espionage-as-a-service," according to a new report.
The U.S. and U.K. plan to hold "cyber war games" to help them prepare for defending against online attacks. Meanwhile, hackers have targeted 19,000 French websites with DDoS attacks and defacements since the Paris massacre.
British Prime Minister David Cameron reportedly plans to lobby U.S. President Barack Obama to criticize technology companies that offer encrypted communications that cannot be cracked by law enforcement or intelligence agencies.
A group of about 20 state attorneys general has sent a letter to JPMorgan Chase demanding the bank reveal far more details about its breach last year that exposed information related to 76 million households and 7 million small businesses.
American Airlines reports that unauthorized individuals obtained usernames and passwords from third-party sources to access a limited number of its customers' frequent flier program accounts. United Airlines was recently hit by a similar scheme.
Following the Paris terror attacks, the French government plans to strengthen its surveillance laws, while the British prime minister has promised to allow intelligence agencies to penetrate any encrypted communications.
The president's proposal would provide stronger privacy protections than legislation passed by the House in the last Congress, and furnish targeted liability protections to businesses that share cyberthreat information.
The U.S. migration from magnetic-stripe payment cards to EMV-compliant cards is in full swing, thanks in part to massive breaches at retailers. This infographic offers a timeline of progress in implementing this new technology.
Information security experts are calling on Google to rethink its patch priorities after it declines to fix a critical component that runs on Android 4.3 "Jelly Bean" and older devices, leaving an estimated 930 million mobile devices at risk.
Hackers released sensitive information from Banque Cantonale de Geneve (BCGE) after the Swiss bank declined to pay attackers' ransom demand. Hacking group Rex Mundi claims it exploited a SQL injection flaw to breach the bank's defenses.
U.S. Central Command's Twitter and YouTube accounts were hacked Jan. 12, reportedly by ISIS sympathizers. The account compromises came the same day President Obama proposed new cybersecurity measures, including a national breach notification law.
Following the Paris attacks, Britain's prime minister hopes to reintroduce a controversial surveillance bill known as the "Snooper's Charter." Meanwhile, many European countries - and the U.S. - plan to increase anti-terrorism collaboration.
Bankers are criticizing one federal regulatory agency for how it has responded to a breach of unencrypted consumer data that occurred during a routine banking exam. They're saying regulators should focus more on their internal security practices.
European Bitcoin exchange Bitstamp is back online following a temporary suspension of services after some of its operational wallets were compromised, resulting in the theft of 19,000 Bitcoins worth more than $5 million.
India is expected to see more than a 100 percent rise in cybercrime this year, according to a new study. What, then, can security leaders and their organizations do to create a more secure cyber-ecosystem?