A U.S. House committee is investigating security firm Tiversa over allegedly inaccurate information it provided to the Federal Trade Commission in its battle with medical test lab LabMD over data security.
Although restaurant chain P.F. Chang's has not yet confirmed a breach, several researchers say they believe the chain suffered a malware attack similar to those that compromised Target, Neiman Marcus and Sally Beauty.
A second economic espionage campaign has been tied to a Chinese military hacking team. But does that attribution help businesses, or just highlight security firms battling for government cybersecurity spending?
A call center worker at the Connecticut health insurance exchange loses a backpack containing notepads containing sensitive consumer information. Investigators want to know why the paper-based information left the building.
In the wake of the Heartbleed flaw, a researcher finds new weaknesses in OpenSSL that could be exploited to launch man-in-the-middle attacks, distributed-denial-of-service attacks and remote-code execution on millions of sites.
A proposed UK computer crime bill would increase hacking penalties and criminalize cybercrime attacks that impact the economy, environment or national security. Proving related charges in court, however, could be difficult.
An ongoing APT campaign employs decoy documents to lure potential victims into installing malicious remote-control tools. Targets include at least one bank, the BBC and many U.S. and EU government agencies.
Security researchers say the international takedown of the Gameover Zeus botnet and servers for CryptoLocker ransomware will have a positive short-term impact, but they warn the threats could quickly re-emerge unless key steps are taken.