Microsoft announced legal action Monday seeking to disrupt a major cybercrime digital network that uses more than 1 million zombie computers to loot bank accounts and spread ransomware.
Anthem agrees to pay $39.5M in latest settlement over 2015 hacking
Anthem said the settlement closes the last investigation into the hacking, which exposed personal information of nearly 79 million customers.Read More
Hackers pounce as coronavirus spread triggers work-at-home movement
Cybersecurity experts warn that cybercriminals are moving in to target people not used to working from home and companies without work-at-home policies or cyber-safety nets.Read More
Like never before, marketers are using your personal data to tailor their messages
Your smartphone, tablets, speakers and smart TVs are all acting as magnifying glasses for companies that pay billions of dollars to get an up-close and personal view of you.Read More
Indiana counties battle cyber attackers with help from state, feds
To fight cyberattacks, state and local government officials are taking a page from the enemy’s playbook by expanding protections against attacks from one entry point to thousands.Read More
Universal Health Services Inc., which operates more than 250 U.S. hospitals and other clinical facilities, said Monday that its network was offline and doctors and nurses were resorting to “back-up processes” including paper records.
Tyler Technologies Inc. told customers Wednesday that an unknown intruder broke into its phone and information technology systems.
The city intentionally took down its website Friday morning after an apparent hack, according to a city spokesman.
The ruse included bogus tweets from former President Barack Obama, Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden, Mike Bloomberg and a number of tech billionaires including Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and Tesla CEO Elon Musk.
Indiana was one of only two states that did not participate in a multistate settlement in July 2019 that distributed $175 million in total to 48 states.
Cybersecurity experts warn that cybercriminals are moving in to target people not used to working from home and companies without work-at-home policies or cyber-safety nets.
While cybercriminals strike at any time of the year, they’re particularly active during the holiday and income tax filing seasons when computer users expect to see more emails.
While businesses of all sizes are victims of cyberattacks, the smaller the companies, the more vulnerable they can be.
While major corporations and large government agencies have taken detailed, elaborate steps to guard against the problem, smaller municipalities, companies and organizations are in something of a bind. Protecting such small groups against ransomware (or at least improving their chances of recovering from an attack) can be time-consuming and costly.
BotSlayer—a free software tool that is open to the public—scans social media looking for evidence that what appears to be grassroots political activity is actually being generated automated accounts.
Some cybersecurity professionals are concerned that insurance policies designed to limit the damage of ransomware attacks might be encouraging hackers.
The National Science Foundation is expanding its funding for Trusted CI—also known as the NSF Cybersecurity Center of Excellence—which is helping thousands of researchers keep their work and their data safe.
Facebook is getting a taste of the regulatory pushback it will face as it creates a new digital currency with corporate partners.
Rook Security, an 11-year-old firm that specializes in cyber-threat detection and response services, had been on a torrid growth pace for most of this decade but has downsized its workforce more than 60 percent over the past three years.
Prosecutors said Chinese resident Fujie Wang and a person they call John Doe were behind the huge data breach at the Indianapolis-based insurer in 2015, which compromised the information of 78 million people.
Fred Cate, vice president for research at Indiana University, says data and privacy issues in the United States will always be difficult because an open society means people weigh their independence against the inconvenience of security.
A dozen states are suing an Indiana company over a data breach that compromised information of more than 3.9 million people.