Prosecutors recommended that twin brothers Muneeb and Sohaib Akhter serve a six-year and a two-year sentence, respectively, after pleading guilty to hacking-related charges. But one of the men received a much lighter sentence.
The Court of Justice of the European Union has ruled that the EU-U.S. Safe Harbor data sharing agreement is invalid because the United States has failed to safeguard Europeans' privacy rights. Legal experts say the judgment is a direct response to Edward Snowden's revelations.
BitSight Technologies is out with its annual Industry Benchmark Report, and cybersecurity ratings are low for the energy and utilities industry. BitSight's Mike Woodward shares insights for all sectors.
Proposed federal legislation calls for testing the use of smart cards, similar to the chip cards being rolled out by the U.S. credit card brands, for Medicare patient identification to help reduce fraud. Kelli Emerick, leader of the Secure ID Coalition, explains the proposal.
Federal regulators have launched a Web portal that provides HIPAA compliance advice for application developers, especially those developing mobile health apps. Some privacy and security experts it's an overdue step in the right direction for companies that need more guidance.
The DHS's inspector general is reopening an investigation into allegations that dozens of Secret Service agents improperly accessed Rep. Jason Chaffetz' unsuccessful application to be a Secret Service agent that he filed before he was elected to Congress. Chaffetz is running to be House speaker.
As a result of Experian's data breach, 15 million T-Mobile subscribers are at risk from phishing attacks and fraud. But it's not clear what more T-Mobile can do to protect breach victims, says security specialist Mark James.
In the wake of the Oct. 1 EMV fraud liability shift date, U.S. merchants can expect to pay for counterfeit fraud losses previously absorbed by European issuers, says Jeremy King of the PCI Council. Longer-term, he expects European banks will experience more fraud as U.S. POS and card security leapfrogs other markets.
Recent breaches indicate that stronger controls are needed to protect key corporate assets - especially identities. CA's Steve Firestone discusses how to protect identities, while at the same time improving the user experience.
Discount brokerage firm Scottrade says hackers accessed its computer network and stole names and street addresses of millions of its clients. The firm says it learned of the intrusion from law enforcement officials.
Privacy and security challenges are among the key obstacles to achieving electronic health records interoperability and nationwide secure exchange of health information, according to a new report. But a federal official tells a Senate committee efforts are underway to overcome the challenges.
Credit-rating provider Experian says a hack attack compromised a server storing sensitive personal information on millions of T-Mobile customers, including those requiring credit checks for service or device financing.
A Russian cybercriminal who used the Citadel banking Trojan to infect at least 7,000 PCs has received a 4.5 year jail sentence. Authorities tracked him in part thanks to his posts to a Citadel user group.
Reports that a Linux-based botnet has been lobbing 160 Gbps packet storms highlight how DDoS attacks remain alive and well. Experts also warn that DDoS attackers are mixing Windows and Linux malware and running extortion scams.
The Precision Medicine Initiative announced earlier this year by the Obama administration is the ultimate healthcare "big data" project and faces many security and privacy challenges, says attorney Kirk Nahra.