A group of six Congressmen have asked President Barack Obama to remove James Clapper as director of national intelligence as a result of his misstatements to Congress about the NSA’s dragnet data-collection programs. The group, led by Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), said that Clapper’s role as DNI “is incompatible with the goal of restoring trust[...]
Just like it’s done time and time before, the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) broke into yet another media outlet late last week, hacking a handful of social media accounts belonging to CNN, including seven Twitter accounts and two Facebook accounts.
Targeted espionage attacks against an Israeli government agency have been using the XtremeRAT malware to steal data.
Mozilla has fixed a serious vulnerability in its Thunderbird email application that enables an attacker to bypass the filter in Thunderbird that prevents HTML tags from being used in messages. Exploiting the bug could give an attacker the ability to run code on a user’s machine.
Officials at Michaels, the large craft and home goods retailer, are investigating a potential data breach that has apparently affected an unknown number of cards used in the chain’s stores in the last few weeks.
Dennis Fisher and Mike Mimoso talk about the big security stories of the last couple of weeks, including the developments in the Target data breach, the president’s speech on NSA surveillance reforms and SCADA security woes.
Just one day after the photo sharing application announced its latest security measure, a researcher claimed he was able to hack it with as little as 100 lines of C++ code.
Dozens of cryptography and security pioneers write an open letter to President Obama condemning NSA surveillance.
The security of serial communications over the DNP3 protocol are not covered by NERC regulations; meanwhile researchers are exposing vulnerabilities in DNP3 implementations.
The attackers who penetrated the Neiman Marcus network last year were on the network for at least three months and made off with credit and debit card data belonging to 1.1 million customers.