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
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.
The hotelier announced Friday morning that information for hundreds of millions of guests who stayed at its Starwood properties has been compromised. Credit card numbers and expiration dates for some guests may have been taken.
Bankers Life and Casualty, a division of Carmel-based CNO Financial Group, said some of its customers had personal data exposed, including Social Security numbers, driver’s license numbers, bank account numbers and medical information.
The deal also provides two years of free credit-monitoring services to 200 million people whose email addresses and other personal information were stolen as part of the biggest security breach in history.
The attackers gained the ability to "seize control" of those user accounts, Facebook said, by stealing digital keys the company uses to keep users logged in.
The settlement, spanning all 50 states and the District of Columbia, is the biggest data-breach payout in history, and marks the most sweeping rebuke by regulators against Uber, which earned a reputation for skirting rules in its push to dominate the ride-hailing market.