Score one for preparation: In the wake of a ransomware attack that infected 900 workstations, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency says it's restoring affected systems, vowing to not give the attackers a single bitcoin of their ransom demand.
A new research project called Amnesia tackles the password management problem by not storing full data in any one place where it can be hacked. But does this proposed solution truly offer better password security?
FireEye CEO Kevin Mandia has blamed his company's lower-than-expected quarterly revenue on the rise of ransomware and cyber extortion attacks and a decline in APT campaigns. Experts debunk those assertions.
Delta is warning that a power failure lead to system outages, resulting in numerous flight cancellations or delays. As more airline-related processes get computerized, experts are asking why the airline's systems aren't more resilient.
In the wake of the Hillary Clinton email controversy, organizations need to be more aware of the risks of unsanctioned "shadow IT" and take appropriate mitigation steps, says security expert Mac McMillan.
Would access to better information pertaining to encryption help Congress pass good crypto-related laws? That's the impetus behind a "Digital Security Commission" and a related report being hawked by some lawmakers.
An individual claiming to be the hacker who posted four healthcare databases on the dark web reveals some of his tactics. We take a close look at the risks posed to one affected clinic, which faces a ransom demand.
Warning to parents and guardians: Beware of collecting, storing or sharing your child's biometric information - including fingerprints and DNA - even if you're creating a so-called "Child ID Kit," because the data is a natural target for identity thieves.
A controversy over the University of Oregon's handling of a student's mental health records is building momentum for reforms in a regulation that allows schools to use, and in some cases disclose, certain education records of students without their consent.
What do federal regulators have to say about the current state of health data security and privacy? And what are the top priorities of the new federal point person for HIPAA enforcement? Find out by following our coverage of an HHS/NIST security conference this week.
As federal lawmakers return this week from their Independence Day recess, Congress picks up where it left off before the break: holding hearings on the Office of Personnel Management breach that exposed the personal records of millions of government workers.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was set to star in a satirical video game, in which he battled the forces of imperialist oppression with the help of unicorns and narwals - until hackers apparently disrupted game development.
The latest entrant into the password "hall of shame" is Sony Pictures Entertainment. As the ongoing dumps of Sony data by Guardians of Peace highlight, Sony apparently stored unencrypted passwords with inadequate access controls.
Initial reports suggested that Russian hackers could behind an attack against JPMorgan Chase, and perhaps other U.S. banks. While it's still far from clear who the culprits are, experts discuss the potential hacking motivations of a nation-state.