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New Chinese Law Reinforces Government Control Of Cyberspace

July 2, 2015 9:29 am | by Christopher Bodeen, Associated Press | News | Comments

China's legislature passed sweeping legislation on Wednesday that reinforces government controls over cyberspace, as the nation's leaders try to address what they see as growing threats to Chinese networks and national security.

Union Sues Feds Over Hack, Says Agency Had Ample Warning

June 30, 2015 9:56 am | by Ken Dilanian, AP Intelligence Writer | News | Comments

The largest federal employee union filed a class action lawsuit Monday against the federal...

U.S. Sees Progress On Currency, Cyberspace Issues With China

June 25, 2015 11:48 am | by Matthew Pennington, Associated Press | News | Comments

The United States claimed progress Wednesday with China on currency issues and toward...

Cyber Security Is A Global Epidemic

June 23, 2015 12:04 pm | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

Symantec Executive Vice President of Worldwide Sales Adrian Jones discusses cyber security how...

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Cybertheft Adds To U.S.-China Tensions Ahead Of Upcoming Talks

June 22, 2015 9:46 am | by Matthew Pennington, Associated Press | News | Comments

Tensions between the U.S. and China are growing over suspicions that Beijing was behind a massive hack that resulted in the theft of personnel and security clearance records of 14 million employees and contractors.

Why Hackers Have Made Energy Industry A Favorite Target

June 12, 2015 11:31 am | Videos | Comments

A study conducted in April by Symantec found that computer-system invaders attacked 43 percent of global mining, oil and gas companies at least once last year. 

Report Says Rich Nations Face Rising Risks Of Cyberattacks

June 11, 2015 9:58 am | by Elaine Kurtenbach, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Wealthy nations face a high and fast-growing threat of cyberattacks while risks from terrorism increasingly are confined to poorer, conflict-stricken countries, according to a defense outlook report by the consultancy Deloitte.


Report Exposes Major Cybersecurity Flaws

June 10, 2015 12:22 pm | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

A report by cybersecurity firm Trustwave details how hackers are profiting from vulnerabilities in passwords and devices.

Are We Resigned To Giving Up Our Personal Data?

June 9, 2015 11:51 am | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

University of Pennsylvania Communication Professor Joseph Turow discusses the loss of privacy in the digital age.

To Find Security Flaws, Companies Pay Hackers

June 8, 2015 12:09 pm | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

Bugcrowd senior director of operations Kymberlee Price discusses the business of cybersecurity. 

Giant Hack May Be First Step In Pursuit Of Bigger U.S. Secrets

June 8, 2015 9:40 am | by Ted Bridis, Ken Dilanian & Eric Tucker, Associated Press | News | Comments

A giant hack of millions of government personnel files is being treated as the work of foreign spies who could use the information to fake their way into more-secure computers and plunder U.S. secrets.

Massive Data Breach Could Affect Every Federal Agency

June 5, 2015 10:21 am | by Ken Dilanian & Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press | News | Comments

China-based hackers are suspected once again of breaking into U.S. government computer networks, and the entire federal workforce could be at risk this time.


Report: Russian 'Internet Trolls' Behind Louisiana Chemical Explosion Hoax

June 4, 2015 9:51 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Fabricated reports about a chemical explosion in Louisiana last year appear to stem from a secretive Russian Internet "troll farm," according to a report in The New York Times Magazine.

Agencies Find Weaknesses In IRS Web Security

June 3, 2015 10:37 am | by Stephen Ohlemacher, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Budget cuts have hampered the IRS's ability to upgrade its computer systems. Funding for cybersecurity has been cut by 20 percent since 2011, to $149 million this year.

Cybersecurity Issues Not Going Away

May 28, 2015 12:14 pm | by Jon Minnick, Editor | Blogs | Comments

A new survey found that the average cost of a computer breach at companies was $3.79 million globally. But for U.S.-based companies, the average cost was much higher at $6.5 million.

New Computer Bug Could Impact 20K Websites

May 26, 2015 11:55 am | by Wall Street Journal | Videos | Comments

A fix for a new computer bug could impact more than 20,000 websites, rendering them unreadable.

Senate Expected To Act On NSA Collection Of Phone Records

May 22, 2015 10:07 am | by Ken Dilanian, Associated Press | News | Comments

The fate of the bulk collection of American phone records by the National Security Agency is now before the Senate, in what is increasingly looking like a game of legislative chicken.


Survey: Medical Costs, Cybersecurity Top Business Leaders' Concerns

May 22, 2015 10:04 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Business leaders once again expressed concerns about rising medical costs at a higher rate than other potential risks, according to the 2015 Business Risk Index from Travelers insurance.

Domestic Surveillance Fate Unclear After Lengthy Senate Talk

May 21, 2015 9:44 am | by Charles Babington, Associated Press | News | Comments

The fate of the government's bulk collection of Americans' phone records is unclear following an FBI warning, House-Senate disagreements and more than 10 hours of criticisms by a GOP presidential candidate.

Bay Area Thieves Target Prius Batteries

May 21, 2015 9:40 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Hybrid car batteries are becoming an increasingly popular target for thieves in the San Francisco area.

'Smart' Invisible Ink Could Foil Counterfeiters

May 14, 2015 11:42 am | by Wall Street Journal | Videos | Comments

Researchers at Northwestern University have developed a new kind of sophisticated invisible ink that they say can be used to create codes that would be nearly impossible for counterfeiters to duplicate.

Is Your Network Protected? Cyber Crime In The Age Of Information

April 28, 2015 11:37 am | by Kevin Young | Articles | Comments

Mounting threats to cybersecurity are pressuring businesses to evaluate the security of their networks.

New Pentagon Strategy Warns Of Cyberwar Capabilities

April 23, 2015 10:31 am | by Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press | News | Comments

A new Pentagon cybersecurity strategy lays out for the first time publicly that the U.S. military plans to use cyberwarfare as an option in conflicts with enemies.

Computer Security Has ‘Failed,’ Tech Expert Says

April 22, 2015 11:57 am | by USA TODAY | Videos | Comments

Breaches and attacks have gotten worse and will continue to get worse until the computer security world changes its mindset, says RSA President Amit Yoran. Elizabeth Weise reports from the big cybersecurity conference in San Francisco. 

Verizon Report Shows 'Sizable Gaps' In Cybersecurity Measures

April 16, 2015 9:57 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Organizations continue to exhibit "sizable gaps" in their cybersecurity protocol, according to the latest annual data breach report from Verizon.

Can Cybercriminals Exploit IoT?

April 13, 2015 11:42 am | by Wall Street Journal | Videos | Comments

Cybercriminals will exploit vulnerabilities in new technology as they figure out how to make money from such activities, say a group of security experts.

Cybersecurity: The Ongoing Situation

April 9, 2015 12:34 pm | by Jon Minnick, Editor | Videos | Comments

In this day and age, due to such aggressive attacks by hackers, every company should assume that they have been or will be hacked. Activate founder Michael Wolf discusses cybersecurity in the wake of the Heartbleed bug and recent company hack attacks. 

Cybercrime Fighting Group Takes Down Beebone Botnet

April 9, 2015 10:17 am | by Raphael Satter, Associated Press | News | Comments

A new group of international cybercrime fighters claimed one of its first kills Thursday, pulling the plug on malicious servers that hijacked at least 12,000 machines, most of them in the United States.

AT&T Paying $25M To Settle U.S. Action Over Data Breaches

April 9, 2015 10:08 am | by Marcy Gordon, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

AT&T is paying $25 million in a settlement with federal regulators over data breaches at call centers.

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