The latest car hacking research from Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek has elicited a broad spectrum of reactions: admiration for the skill; outrage at the danger the demo may have put drivers; and even a patch from an automaker. And the EFF is hoping it might also help produce a new exemption to the Digital Millennium[…]
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It turns out that Neiman Marcus, one of many retailers that announced it suffered a data breach last year, will indeed face a class action lawsuit which claims the upscale department store failed to protect its system from hackers.
Google is helping to lead a new effort to reduce the amount of fraudulent traffic that emanates from data centers and produces artificial clicks on ads. The collaborative initiative will rely on blacklists of known-bad IP addresses that Google and others maintain to help identify bots that are used in click fraud campaigns and other[…]
A group of lawmakers are proposing that victims of last month’s expansive Office of Personnel Management hack receive lifetime fraud protection and credit monitoring.
A third party operator of concessions and retail services at zoos from Hawaii to Florida acknowledged this week that it was hit by a data breach earlier this year.
A prominent member of the EU parliament, who has been outspoken on security and privacy issues, on Tuesday submitted a written list of questions to the European Commission about the actions of Hacking Team and whether the company had violated EU sanctions regarding sales to specific countries. Marietje Schaake, a Dutch member of the European[…]
Harvard University warned students of a data breach that may have exposed school network and email logins.
Amazon’s home grown TLS implementation called s2n (signal to noise) was released to open source. s2n is a mere 6,000 lines of code and will be integrated into a number of Amazon Web Services.
An undisclosed number of travelers who use Hotels.com may have been victims of a phishing scheme.
The Angler Exploit Kit has added a new Flash exploit to its arsenal, and is dropping Cryptowall 3.0 ransomware.