Witnesses testifying at a House hearing offered divergent views on the language of legislation to nationalize data breach notification, showing the challenges lawmakers face in crafting a bill that can pass Congress and be signed by the president.
Web.com won't confirm or deny that its Register.com subsidiary, which manages more than 2 million domain names, has been breached. But a news report claims the FBI is investigating a year-old intrusion.
The massive cyber-attacks targeting health insurers Premera Blue Cross and Anthem Inc. make it clear that hackers increasingly view large healthcare organizations, especially payers, as attractive targets.
A bill to be introduced by Rep. Mike McCaul would designate DHS's National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center as the portal for sharing cyberthreat information. The measure will spell out liability safeguards for those sharing data.
Premera Blue Cross is notifying 11 million individuals about a cyber-attack that exposed personal information. The breach comes on the heels of the massive hack attack against Anthem, which runs Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans.
Microsoft has revoked a fraudulent SSL digital certificate issued in the name of its Finnish Windows Live service. But security experts warn that some software may "trust" the certificate for years, so it could be exploited in phishing campaigns.
Experts analyze a news report that the investigation into the hack attack against JPMorgan Chase could result in criminal charges being filed in the "coming months" because investigators believe at least some suspects can be extradited.
More hackers are holding data for ransom, demanding everything from bitcoins to the shutdown of nuclear reactors, under the threat of leaking sensitive information. But it's not clear how many such attacks generate revenue for attackers.
A proposed national data breach notification bill to usurp 47 state statutes could make it easier for businesses to notify consumers of a breach. But is that worth weakening PII protections some states offer? Massachusetts plans to do battle.
A draft bill circulating in Congress to create national requirements for data breach notification could be the vehicle used to win support for a compromise from lawmakers supporting the divergent interests of the business community and privacy advocates.
Google has warned Google Apps administrators that their private Whois contact information has been exposed. The leak affects more than 282,000 administrators, and places them at greater risk of ID theft and spam attacks, according to Cisco.
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.
Although breaches affecting U.S. retailers are widely reported, Verizon's new PCI Compliance Report shows increases in the theft of payment card data and other personal information span numerous industries in all international markets.
Both Microsoft and Apple this week released patches to address the so-called "Freak" flaw in SSL/TLS. Microsoft also released a fix that addresses a failed 2010 patch for a vulnerability that was exploited by the Stuxnet malware.
During her first month on the job, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton used a private email server that lacked a digital certificate that would have ensured encrypted and authenticated email communications, surmises security firm Venafi.