3 arrests over breach claimed by 'Phineas Fisher' hacker

Spanish police have arrested three people over a data breach linked to a series of dramatic intrusions at European spy software companies—feeding speculation that the net has closed on an online Robin Hood figure known ...

EU police agency blames human error for data security breach

European Union police agency Europol on Wednesday blamed human error for a breach of its data security rules by a former staff member that reportedly led to dossiers containing information about terrorism investigations becoming ...

Encryption method takes authentication to a new level

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed new kinds of encryption methods for improving the privacy protection of consumers to enable safer, more reliable and easier-to-use user authentication than current systems ...

Password breach could have ripple effects well beyond Yahoo

As investors and investigators weigh the damage of Yahoo's massive breach to the internet icon, information security experts worry that the record-breaking haul of password data could be used to open locks up and down the ...

French, Swiss bodies to probe possible research fraud

France's CNRS national research centre and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH) said Thursday they would probe certain data that recently appeared in scientific publications.

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