Two Iranian nationals have been charged with participating in a years-long hacking campaign that targeted vulnerable networks in the U.S., Europe and the Middle East to steal "hundreds of terabytes" of data, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.
An Instagram post by one of Australia's former prime ministers led to a security researcher finding his passport and phone number due to a coding error in a widely used airline ticketing system. The bug has been fixed, but it's another warning to avoid posting photos of boarding passes.
Federal prosecutors have unsealed indictments charging five Chinese suspects - alleged members of the China-linked APT41 hacking group - with breaching more than 100 companies, government agencies and other organizations around the world.
Federal regulators have smacked five more healthcare organizations with financial settlements for failing to provide individuals with timely access to health information as required under HIPAA. Earlier, regulators announced two other similar settlements.
The hacking group "Pioneer Kitten," which has suspected ties to the Iranian government, is taking advantage of several unpatched vulnerabilities and using open source tools to target U.S. businesses as well as federal government agencies, according to the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.
The Justice Department has unsealed an indictment of two alleged hackers for defacing over 50 U.S. websites in what federal prosecutors call a campaign of retaliation following the death of Iranian Major General Qasem Soleimani earlier this year.
National Guard units are commonly called up to help deal with the aftermath of a natural disaster. And they played a role in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic and civil unrest. But some states are now calling out the National Guard to help safeguard elections from online attacks and interference.
A security incident in which hackers used social engineering techniques to divert Department of Veterans Affairs payments intended for healthcare providers compromised the personal information of 46,000 U.S. veterans.
The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency warns that hacking groups backed by the Chinese Ministry of State Security are exploiting several unpatched vulnerabilities to target federal agencies.
Federal authorities and medical device maker Philips have issued security alerts about security vulnerabilities in some of the company's patient monitoring software. Until patches are available, the company is recommending risk mitigation steps.
The IRS is offering grants of up to $625,000 to tech companies that devise ways to help the tax agency trace cryptocurrency transactions as part of its investigations into money laundering and other types of cybercrimes.
Potentially capping a fraught political showdown, China's TikTok, which is owned by Beijing-based ByteDance, has chosen Oracle to be its U.S. "technology partner," rejecting a bid by Microsoft. But Chinese state media suggests reports of a deal might be premature.
A bipartisan bill looks to take some initial steps toward creating nationwide digital identity standards that can address a range of security issues, including theft and fraud stemming from data breaches. The legislation is backed by the Better Identity Coalition.