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.
The OpenSSL Project is receiving new funding to support its operations following the Heartbleed exploit that exposed a flaw in the cryptographic tool that's used to provide communications security and privacy online.
A new report for shareholders recommends that seven members of Target Corp.'s board of directors should be replaced as a result of the retailer's massive data breach. Experts discuss the role boards must play in cybersecurity.
Legislation before the House to excise from federal law the requirement that NIST work with the NSA on cybersecurity standards wouldn't likely stop the two federal agencies from continuing to collaborate.
Hacker Hector Monsegur, also known as "Sabu," has been sentenced to time served because he aided the government in preventing or mitigating more than 300 cyber-attacks, including those against the U.S. Congress, Visa and MasterCard.
French IT services company Atos has announced its intention to purchase Bull, an enterprise data firm, to enhance its cybersecurity and big data offerings. The deal is worth $844 million, or 620 million euros.
In the more than a month since the Heartbleed bug was announced, many organizations have made progress in mitigating the risks. Security experts highlight gaps that remain and offer remediation advice.
Supporters of a stronger version of the USA Freedom Act pin their hopes on the Senate after the House overwhelmingly approved a watered-down version of the measure aimed at curtailing the government's collection of American's phone records.
The arrests of more than 90 individuals for their alleged involvement in the use of BlackShades malware is a sign of progress in the global fight against cybercrime, but some experts question whether the crackdown will serve as a fraud deterrent.
There are a number of reasons why the U.S. government indicted five Chinese army officers for hacking American corporate computers to steal intellectual property. Bringing the assailants to justice isn't one of them.