It turns out that computers and, by extension, things that contain computers, are vulnerable to attackers. That includes cars, something that the United States government has now discovered, and Sen. Edward Markey is now warning consumers that “automakers haven’t done their part to protect us from cyber-attacks or privacy invasions.”
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Intuit last week temporarily suspended its Turbo Tax e-filing service following an increase in fraudulently filed state tax returns.
The appetite for Twitter user data from governments around the world continues to grow, with the volume of such requests increasing by 40 percent in the second half of 2014.
Surveillance, privacy and security are serious subjects. So too, for some people, are cat memes and GIFs of screaming goats. And Cheezburger Inc., the premier purveyor of said memes and GIFs, wants its users to know that the company is standing up for their rights. The folks at Cheezburger have built an online empire on[…]
The top cybersecurity officials in the United States on Wednesday said that China is harming the potential for an open Internet through its policies of censorship, and also said the country’s continued cyberespionage operations are damaging the two countries’ relationship. In a piece co-authored in Politico with Ambassador Robert Holleyman and Alex Niejelow, the chief[…]
The White House announced the creation of E-Gov Cyber, a unit within OMB, that would oversee federal policy development and enforcement of those mandates.
In the years since Edward Snowden began putting much of the NSA‘s business in the street, including its reliance on the secret FISA court and National security Letters, warrant canaries have emerged as a key method for ISPs, telecoms and other technology providers to let the public know whether they have received any secret orders. But[…]
A cyberespionage campaign pulled off by pro-Syrian hackers against Assad opposition fighters used social engineering to steal military planning documents.
The U.S. Army has released to open source an internal forensics analysis framework that the Army Research Lab has been using for some time. The framework, known as Dshell, is a Python tool that runs on Linux and its designed to help analysts investigate compromises within their environments. The goal in open sourcing the framework[…]
Reddit published its first transparency report and said it received a relatively low number of government requests for user information and content takedowns.