Attackers breached insurance provider Nationwide’s systems in October, stealing the mother lode of personally identifiable information. The company says law enforcement is currently searching for the hackers.
Zenprise has been acquired by Citrix, which may come as a surprise to Silicon Valley insiders who expected an initial public offering from the red-hot mobile security startup.
If someone is trying to break into your enterprise, it’s likely because they want your data. Companies are calling for cloud encryption, and Andreessen-Horowitz is joining the chorus by investing $30 million into cloud encryption company CipherCloud.
The House unanimously passed a Senate resolution calling on the U.S. government to oppose UN control of the Internet.
Security researchers at Sophos released their Security Threats in 2013 report, looking at the most at risk countries for malware.
You’re going to find Lookout Mobile on more phones in Europe. The company announced a partnership with French telecommunications company Orange, which will start preloading the software onto its Android phones starting in 2013.
A group of hackers is claiming responsibility for a bug that’s infecting almost 9,000 Tumblr user accounts, according to he group’s official Twitter account.
Dropbox vice president Sujay Jaswa says people should think of Dropbox like the iPad: a technology that may have been aimed at consumers but wound up infiltrating the work world.
Just as the ceasefire was being signed and the rockets and planes stopped flying, all digital hell broke loose online as electronic hacking attacks exploded 2500 percent.
This morning, Syria has dropped off the face of the planet — at least digitally.
Editor’s Pick If you’re not using multi-factor authentication as a company or as a consumer, you really need to start. So say the cloud security geniuses at CloudBeat 2012.
The backdoor operates over SNMP, the simple network management protocol, and remains active even when SNMP is disabled.
Dave DeWalt — known for his big personality, top-secret government clearance, and work as former chief executive at McAfee — is taking over as chief executive for security company FireEye today. He hopes to lead the company to an IPO quickly.
We love our gadgets. Unfortunately, so do thieves.
If the Internet ain’t broke, don’t fix it.
Two privacy organizations sent Facebook a letter urging it to reconsider its new stance on passing privacy changes. The company recently announced that it was striking its previous practice of allowing the Facebook community to vote on privacy changes.
A woman’s hotel room was burglarized due to a known vulnerability in hotel key card readers from Onity. The robbery occurred at a Hyatt in Houston, Texas.
Traffic is generally a good thing for websites. But perhaps Pinterest, which has been called the third most popular social network after Facebook and Twitter, has enough.
It’s not Brazil, not Iran, and not Russia, which has expressed a desire to censor the internet.
There once was a time when the biggest shopping scams were overpriced department stores and fake purses. But now shoppers should be on alert for Cyber Monday, the Internet’s answer to Black Friday, which creates a whole knew arena for ripping you off.
High-fashion mannequin maker Almax has released mannequins that don’t just look good, but also look. Right back at you, that is.
A free upgrade offer from Microsoft may have an unusual side effect: granting permanent licenses to some pirated copies of Windows 8.
Symantec is catching up to competitors today, with the latest version of its Norton Mobile Security offering. The new version lets you backup your contacts and puts a strong focus on a web dashboard where you can manage your devices.
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Where there is political discord, there is Anonymous. The hacktivist group attacked Israeli websites last night after the Israeli Defense Forces began live blogging and tweeting its attack on Hamas rocket zones in Gaza.
Guest Post Here’s how to avoid being one of the 1.5 million people that fall victim to cybercrime every day.
An Egyptian hacker claims to have broken into Adobe’s systems today, posting data for 150,000 people’s accounts. The reason? The hacker wants Adobe to pay more attention to reported vulnerabilities.
President Obama signed a new cyber security directive in mid-October, according to The Washington Post, that begins to outline the government’s involvement in securing the private sector, and how it will act when on the offensive.
Skype has plugged a hole in its password recovery process that allowed outsiders to gain control of a Skype user’s account.
Once upon a time, you knew who to fire when a hack took down your servers: The “little weenies” running around in the basement of your company, as AlienVault’s Russell Spitler put it. But that’s all changing.
“Government surveillance is on the rise,” Google said after it released its sixth transparency report today. The company releases the bi-annual reports in order to keep governments accountable as Internet companies receive more and more requests to hand over or remove content.
Editor’s Pick Def Con, the famed hacker conference, just celebrated its 20th birthday this year. And to mark the occasion, the conference welcomed something they strictly policed in years prior: a film crew.
We’ve finalized the list of speakers for CloudBeat 2012, which includes CTOs and CIOs from top enterprise customers as well as the cloud companies competing for their business. You won’t want to miss it.
Following legitimate hacks into some Twitter accounts, the site ended up mistakenly sending password reset e-mails to a large number of unaffected users as well.
Several NBC websites were briefly hacked today by a hacker trying to make a very original Guy Fawkes Day reference.
EMC Corporation, a multinational oldster in big data and cloud storage, has just agreed to buy Silver Tail Systems, a startup that uses real-time predictive analytics to detect and prevent online fraud and crime.
Dabble in online dating? It turns out that the crippling fear of an awkward first date is the least of your troubles. A fraud is sweeping online dating sites, according to a special report in this month’s issue of Glamour Magazine.