The FBI's attribution of the attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment to North Korea was based, in part, on NSA intelligence gleaned from the agency having infected a significant number of North Korean PCs with malware, a news report says.
The inappropriate use and disclosure of patient information for marketing purposes by an insurer in Tennessee offers a reminder of the importance of complying with HIPAA's marketing-related provisions.
President Obama says he sees the need for law enforcement to gain access to terrorists' encrypted data, but stops short of calling for a law to require manufacturers to provide a so-called "backdoor" to break encryption on mobile devices.
An increasing number of cyber-attacks are not being launched by governments - or their intelligence services - but rather by opportunistic mercenaries offering "espionage-as-a-service," according to a new report.
The U.S. and U.K. plan to hold "cyber war games" to help them prepare for defending against online attacks. Meanwhile, hackers have targeted 19,000 French websites with DDoS attacks and defacements since the Paris massacre.
Weeks after confirming its review of a data breach that occurred during a routine regulatory exam, a financial regulatory agency now says it will pay $50,000 to help cover the affected institution's breach-related expenses.
Following the Paris terror attacks, the French government plans to strengthen its surveillance laws, while the British prime minister has promised to allow intelligence agencies to penetrate any encrypted communications.
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 U.S. migration from magnetic-stripe payment cards to EMV-compliant cards is in full swing, thanks in part to massive breaches at retailers. This infographic offers a timeline of progress in implementing this new technology.
President Obama's call for enactment of a national data breach notification law has been widely welcomed by business groups and privacy advocates, but their endorsements come with a big proviso: What's in it? The White House hasn't furnished details.
A new law in New Jersey, enacted in reaction to data breaches, requires health insurers that provide coverage in the state to encrypt personal information, going beyond the addressable requirements of HIPAA.
U.S. Central Command's Twitter and YouTube accounts were hacked Jan. 12, reportedly by ISIS sympathizers. The account compromises came the same day President Obama proposed new cybersecurity measures, including a national breach notification law.
Following the Paris attacks, Britain's prime minister hopes to reintroduce a controversial surveillance bill known as the "Snooper's Charter." Meanwhile, many European countries - and the U.S. - plan to increase anti-terrorism collaboration.
The FBI has attributed the Sony hack to North Korea, in part by analyzing the messages left by the "G.O.P." attackers. But linguistics expert Shlomo Engelson Argamon says the messages appear to have been written by native Russian speakers.
In the wake of the Paris massacre, the head of Britain's MI5 domestic intelligence agency has called for new powers to fight extremism, warning that as terror plots increase, communications-interception capabilities are decreasing.