The hack of "cheating" dating site AshleyMadison.com is a reminder that no website or personal information can be guaranteed to remain secure against determined attackers. So businesses and consumers must plan accordingly. Here are six takeaways from the incident.
The risks of e-commerce breaches are top-of-mind again with the news of a possible compromise of PNI Digital Media, which manages and hosts online photo services for numerous big-name retailers. How can the risks be mitigated?
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.
UPDATE: CVS, Walmart Canada, Rite-Aid, Sam's Club and other retail chains have suspended their online photo services following a suspected hack attack against a third-party service provider that may, in some cases, have resulted in the compromise of payment card data.
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.
British police have re-arrested Lauri Love, who's been charged with 2012 and 2013 hack attacks against U.S. government computers, including systems operated by the Federal Reserve, U.S. Army and NASA. But Love plans to fight extradition.
The Office of Personnel Management is reportedly struggling with how best to notify 21.5 million individuals that their personal information was breached. Meanwhile, some lawmakers are voicing support for a proposal to provide lifetime ID theft monitoring for the victims.
An international police operation has resulted in charges being filed against dozens of suspected cybercriminals, as well as the shuttering of the infamous hacking forum Darkode. But will the operation take a serious bite out of cybercrime?
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.
With Microsoft ceasing support for Windows Server 2003, security experts are warning organizations to quickly migrate to a new operating system and, in the meantime, lock down any servers that continue to use the aging operating system.
In-the-wild attacks have been found targeting at least one of two new zero-day Flash flaws leaked by Hacking Team's hacker. Separately, cyber-espionage APT attackers have been targeting a new Java flaw.
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.
As the U.S. Office of Personnel Management total breach victim count hits more than 22 million, many lawmakers are calling for the OPM's director to be fired. Meanwhile, the White House says it's weighing its response against the hackers responsible.