Business email compromise scams trick corporate executives, employees and clients into transferring business funds to criminal bank accounts in China.
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The U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade today held preliminary hearings on drafting federal data breach notification legislation.
Kaspersky Lab has found shared code and functionality between the Regin malware platform and a keylogger described in recently disclosed Snowden documents.
Two flaws in Schneider Electric’s ETG3000 FactoryCast HMI Gateway allow unauthenticated remote access to the device’s FTP server and configuration file.
Police in the UK, working in cooperation with the FBI, arrested an 18-year-old man Friday in connection with recent DDoS attacks on the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live services. The authorities arrested the unnamed man in Southport, and he is being held on suspicion of computer crime and unauthorized access to computer material. UK officials[…]
Vague language in the White House’s proposed amendments to the CFAA leave the door open to a chilling effect on legitimate security research.
Dennis Fisher talks with Matthew Green of Johns Hopkins University about the NSA’s “regret” for continuing to support Dual EC after it had been shown to be compromised, the effects of the agency’s influence on crypto standards and the hope for more secure standards in the future.
Marriott, which last year paid a $600,000 fine for blocking customers’ WiFi devices in its hotels, has said that it no longer will prevent guests from using personal hotspots or similar devices. The situation resulted from a complaint by a guest who stayed at Marriott’s Gaylord Opryland hotel in 2013 and found that he couldn’t[…]
The number of subpoenas, total orders and warrants that the United States government delivered to Verizon all dropped in the second half of 2014, according to the company’s latest transparency report. The giant telecom provider released data on Thursday that showed a decrease in subpoenas of about 10 percent from the first half of last[…]
In a new article in an academic math journal, the NSA’s former director of research says that the agency’s decision not to withdraw its support of the Dual EC_DRBG random number generator after security researchers found weaknesses in it and questioned its provenance was a “regrettable” choice. Michael Wertheimer, the former director of researcher at[…]