A breach of an U.S. Office of Personnel Management system used to conduct security clearance background checks exposed the personal information of 21.5 million individuals, the agency announced July 9.
FBI Director James Comey says the White House plans to confirm that the U.S. Office of Personnel Management data breach exposed "millions and millions" of background-check records. Meanwhile, a second union has now sued OPM over the breach.
Although they apparently weren't caused by cyber-attacks, the impacts of computer failures at the New York Stock Exchange, United Airlines and the Wall Street Journal have much in common with the aftermath of breaches.
Is it wrong that accused Lizard Squad hacker Julius Kivimaki, a teenager who was convicted of 50,700 "instances of aggravated computer break-ins" attacks, gets to walk away without having to serve any jail time?
Warning: All versions of Flash Player are vulnerable to a zero-day, weaponized exploit that became public when Italian spyware vendor Hacking Team was hacked, and 400 GB of corporate data leaked. Adobe has released an update to patch the flaw.
The healthcare sector lags behind the financial sector when it comes to the maturity of vendor risk management programs, a new study confirms. Risk management experts Rocco Grillo and Gary Roboff analyze the work yet to be done.
Covered entities find it difficult to prevent unauthorized access to patient data by members of their staffs. Preventing breaches involving insiders at business associates can be even trickier, as an incident affecting Meritus Health illustrates.
More than 3,000 National Health Service patients had their personal data exposed when an employee lost an unencrypted memory stick in a parking lot, violating NHS policies. But creating policies isn't the same as enforcing them.
Italian surveillance software maker Hacking Team has confirmed that it was hacked and recommends police, law enforcement and government agencies suspend their use of its software, pending a full breach investigation.
OpenDNS's Andrew Hay sees danger confronting many enterprises in the era of the "Internet of Things" as Internet-ready consumer devices, not architected for security, find their way onto corporate networks, often unbeknown to administrators.
Hacking Team, an Italian vendor of "easy-to-use offensive technology" that it sells to government agencies, has been hacked. Leaked customer lists reportedly name the FBI and DEA, plus the governments of Bahrain, Russia and Sudan, among others.
An unconfirmed post-breach report for bitcoin exchange Bitstamp shows the organization was targeted by a sustained attack that combined phishing via email and Skype with macro malware to successfully steal almost 19,000 bitcoins, worth $5 million.
Cisco announced plans to pay $635 million to purchase cloud security firm OpenDNS to better secure the "Internet of Everything." OpenDNS says the acquisition will leave its products and personnel intact.