Morningstar: Client credit card data may be leaked
Morningstar Inc. says it discovered an illegal intrusion into its systems that may have compromised some of its clients' personal information, including email addresses, passwords, and credit card numbers.
Player information swiped in hack of Ubisoft system
Videogame titan Ubisoft on Tuesday warned that hackers swiped names, email addresses and other information about users of its online gaming community.
3Qs:The evolution of whistleblowing
The leak of classified government documents last week revealed the existence of a massive National Security Administration program of bulk surveillance in which telecommunication and Internet companies are ...
Leaker Snowden alleges NSA hacking on China, world
For months, China has tried to turn the tables on the U.S. to counter accusations that it hacks America's computers and networks. Now, former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden may have handed Beijing ...
Global cybercrime ring targeted by Microsoft and FBI
Microsoft said it teamed with the FBI to disrupt armies of hacked computers used to commit more than a half-billion dollars in financial fraud around the world.
All governments hack secret data, Huawei says
Using the Internet to spy and steal sensitive data is standard practice by all countries, according to the security chief of controversial Chinese telecoms giant Huawei.
Social media plagued by privacy problems, say researchers
The privacy management of 16 popular social networking sites, including Facebook and Twitter, is "seriously deficient," according to a study being published in the June issue of Computer magazine.
Research finds new channels to trigger mobile malware
(Phys.org) —Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) have uncovered new hard-to-detect methods that criminals may use to trigger mobile device malware that could eventually lead to targeted ...
Office of the Courts was hacked
The Washington state Administrative Office of the Courts has been hacked, and up to 160,000 Social Security numbers and 1 million driver's license numbers may have been accessed during the data breach of its public website.
NIST issues major revision of core computer security guide: SP 800-53
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has published the fourth revision of the government's foundational computer security guide, Security and Privacy Controls for Federal information ...
Computer scientists' anti-spyware app surpasses one million downloads
"We considered such an app necessary. But we all were surprised by its actual success", explains Michael Backes, professor for Information Security and Cryptography at Saarland University and scientific director ...
Australian statistics bureau systems hacked
The Australian Bureau of Statistics revealed Friday it has been targeted by hackers many times, as they reportedly look to access market-sensitive information before public release.
US lawmakers offer cybersecurity olive branch
Backers of a cybersecurity bill which stalled in Congress last year offered changes in an effort to ease concerns of privacy and civil liberties activists.
Google to Congress: Time to change email laws
Google Inc. is calling on the U.S. Congress to update laws related to email and other forms of electronic communications, calling the current rules outdated and inconsistent.