cyberspy

Symantec Attributes CIA-Linked Cyberespionage Toolkit to 40 Spying Operations in 16 Countries

Security company Symantec has attributed cyberattacks against at least 40 targets in 16 different countries to spying and operational protocols revealed in a CIA operational toolkit made public by WikiLeaks. According to Symantec, a group...

DocuSign Hacked: Hackers Access Database and Embark on Phishing Campaign

Electronic signature service DocuSign said Tuesday it had confirmed that “a malicious third party had gained temporary access to a separate, non-core system that allows us to communicate service-related announcements to users via email.” According...
grid

Cyber Attacks Target US, European Energy Sectors – Symantec

Security researchers Symantec report that the North American and European energy sectors are being targeted by what it describes as “a new wave of cyberattacks that could provide attackers with the means to severely disrupt affected...
yahoo

All Three Billion User Accounts Hacked in 2013 Breach – Yahoo

Yahoo has increased the number of user accounts affected by a 2013 data breach, which has been described as the largest in history. The embattled company said that all three billion of its accounts were hacked, tripling...

FCC Partners With FTC to Patrol the Internet Following Repeal of Net Neutrality

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced on Monday their intent to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding under which both agencies would coordinate online consumer protection efforts following the adoption of...
fbi

FBI Moves to Disrupt Global Botnet of Infected Routers

The Justice Department announced on Wednesday an effort to disrupt a global botnet of hundreds of thousands of infected home and office (SOHO) routers and other networked devices under the control of a group of actors known as...

British Airways Says Cyberattack Bigger Than Previously Thought

The cyberattack on British Airways affected even more customers than previously thought, the company said on Thursday. In September, the organization announced that hackers had stolen the data of thousands of British Airways customers, who had to cancel their...

Dem Lawmakers Query Law Enforcement’s Use of Amazon’s Controversial Facial Recognition Software

Eight democratic lawmakers sent a letter to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos on Thursday reiterating their concern about Amazon’s facial recognition technology, Rekognition, and the company’s decision to make it available for the use of law enforcement agencies. The lawmakers...
data

Gemalto, Zettaset Collaborate To Secure Big Data Deployments

Zettaset, a provider of Big Data security, today announced that it has teamed up with Gemalto, a provider of digital security, to provide enhanced, centralized security for big data deployments with the integration of their respective...
fdic

FDIC Updates Cybersecurity Policies Following Data Breach – Insider Threat a Major Factor

FDIC Chairman Martin Gruenberg has said the U.S. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation is updating cybersecurity policies after a 2015 data breach in which a former employee kept copies of sensitive information on how banks would handle bankruptcy....