HP, a longtime sponsor of the Pwn2Own hacking contests, has decided it will not participate in November’s Mobile Pwn2Own event in Japan because of concerns over the country’s implementation of the Wassenaar Arrangement rules.
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The U.S. government is purportedly readying economic sanctions against China and is prepared to call out several Chinese companies and individuals for cyber espionage.
The National Science Foundation awarded $6 million in grants to fund projects working toward securing networked things.
A federal appeals court has sent back to a lower court an appeal in a lawsuit about the way companies are allowed to publicize information about National Security Letters they receive. The appeal consolidates three separate actions against the Attorney General that question whether the government’s restrictions on how companies can talk about NSLs violates the[…]
Dennis Fisher and Mike Mimoso discuss the quasi-interesting fallout from the Ashley Madison hack, the appeals court decision about the Wyndham data breaches, and Charlie Miller leaving Twitter.
Target officials say that the Securities and Exchange Commission, one of several U.S. agencies investigating the massive data breach at the company in 2013, has decided not to punish Target as a result of the breach.
In the latest installment of a long and winding court case related to multiple data beaches at Wyndham Worldwide several years ago, an appellate court has upheld the authority of the Federal Trade Commission to punish the hotel chain for lax security practices that allegedly led to the breaches.
The dismantled AlientSpy remote access Trojan, the same malware found on the phone of dead Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman, has resurfaced with new crypto and a new name.
While Congress is enjoying its annual summer recess, privacy advocates are worried that the White House’s recent endorsement of the controversial CISA bill–which has been criticized by DHS officials, among others–will push the information-sharing bill over the goal line. The Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act is the latest incarnation of Congress’s decade-long effort to legislate some[…]
The Internal Revenue Service disclosed this week that following the latest review of its system, 334,000 taxpayers – more than three times the agency’s initial estimate – may be affected by the hack it announced in May.