The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), an independent federal agency that helps regulate futures and option markets, was hit with a data breach last month according to an e-mail statement from the Commission that circulated online late last week.
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Summer travel season is well under way and considering the increasingly common reports detailing device seizures and data searches at international borders, you want to be very careful about the things you travel with.
Software failures were behind 24 percent of all the medical device recalls in 2011, according to data from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, which said it is gearing up its labs to spend more time analyzing the quality and security of software-based medical instruments and equipment.
One day after a hacker using the handle “Reckz0r” claims to have infiltrated 79 different banks and leaked information allegedly belonging to Visa and MasterCard customers, there are questions about whether a hack actually occurred.
The personal information of some 100,000 members of the New Mexico Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA) is at risk after a thief broke into a truck belonging to an employee working for the company hired to perform PERA’s annual audit and stole a laptop containing the sensitive data.
New evidence suggests that a Web site hosting software updates for life saving medical equipment was the victim of a massive SQL injection attack and may have been redirecting visitors to a site serving up attacks and malicious software for months before the company became aware of the compromise.
In a move that will patch several loopholes with its iPhone, the newest iteration of Apple’s mobile operation system, iOS 6, will come with heightened security, it was revealed at the company’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) this week.
If you use encryption products to protect your data or communications, you owe a debt of gratitude to Phil Zimmermann. Now, Zimmermann is aiming to collect on that debt with his new company, Silent Circle, a startup that will provide secure phone, email and SMS communications.
Independent business owners may find themselves deep in debt after hackers wipe out their bank accounts, with banks reluctant to recoup losses caused by online attacks, according to a report in the New York Times.
A joint letter from some of Washington D.C.’s leading minds in the areas of defense and diplomacy is urging Congress to pass a cyber security bill in some form this year, saying that the U.S. is urgently in need of a new policy and ill-prepared for cyber attacks.