A day after the Office of Personnel Management confirmed that security breaches exposed to hackers the personal information of more than 22 million individuals, Katherine Archuleta has resigned as director of the agency.
As the U.S. Office of Personnel Management total breach victim count hits more than 22 million, many lawmakers are calling for the OPM's director to be fired. Meanwhile, the White House says it's weighing its response against the hackers responsible.
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.
Using personal information gained from third-party sources to circumvent authentication protections, hackers breached 100,000 accounts of taxpayers who had used the IRS's "Get Transcript" application, which has been temporarily shuttered.
Caffeine junkies are up in arms over reports that criminals have been targeting their Starbucks account balances. But the real story is poor password-picking practices by consumers, and Starbucks' lack of multi-factor authentication.
Laws rarely, if ever, keep up with technology, but even if they could, the consequences could prove more harmful than the benefits. That was evident at a House hearing that addressed default encryption of mobile devices.
To mitigate the threat posed by malicious insiders or attackers who compromise real users' credentials, businesses must create and monitor a baseline of legitimate user behavior and activities, says Idan Tendler, CEO of Fortscale.
Mattel will sell a cloud-connected $75 "Hello Barbie" doll that can "listen" to what kids are saying and talk back. But security experts warn that anything that connects to the Internet can - and will - be hacked.
Word that Hillary Clinton maintained a personal email server while secretary of state has elevated cybersecurity and privacy as political issues. But it's just the latest example of such issues grabbing the attention of U.S. voters.
Hackers have been stealing the secret trading algorithms that are the lifeblood of many hedge funds and high-frequency trading firms, according to two security companies. What can be done to mitigate the risks?
The expansion of some major federal government cybersecurity initiatives would be suspended if Congress does not fund the Department of Homeland Security by week's end, when a temporary appropriation ends.
Target is the high-profile example, but many organizations have been breached through third-party vulnerabilities. Where are the security gaps, and how can they be filled? BitSight's Stephen Boyer offers insight.
Nine days after revealing that hackers gained access to personal data on millions of its customers, health insurer Anthem on Feb. 13 began offering victims two years of free credit monitoring and ID theft insurance, plus "identity repair assistance."
Ten state attorneys general have criticized Anthem Inc. for being too slow to communicate with those affected by its massive data breach. But the health insurer says it will post details Feb. 13 on how victims can enroll for certain free services.