USA TODAY has reported that the U.S. government started keeping secret records of Americans' international telephone calls nearly a decade before the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, harvesting billions of calls in a program that provided a blueprint for the far broader National Security Agency surveillance that followed.
French TV broadcaster TV5Monde has suffered a major cyber-attack on its systems by pro-ISIS hackers which caused a broadcasting blackout for several hours and hijacked its social media pages and website.
A new strain of ransomware has been broken, allowing for victims to circumvent payment and access their locked data.
Lawyers hired by the family of a black man who was found hanging in Mississippi said Wednesday that they are hiring independent experts, including a high-profile forensic pathologist, to conduct an investigation separate from the one pursued by state and federal authorities.
The intent of this study was to measure consensus, not whether the analysts were actually correct in their conclusions. This reflects an ugly reality about the pattern-matching fields of forensics: Because they’re so subjective, it isn’t difficult for attorneys on either side of a case to find an expert who will testify to the conclusion they’re looking for.
The FBI’s Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Division took biometric identification to the next level when the Next Generation Identification (NGI) System — now the FBI’s largest information technology system — became fully operational.
Russian Hackers used a phishing email sent to the State Department as a jumping off point to infiltrate White House systems. Non-classified, but sensitive, data was taken. The hackers have also been able to reenter the State Department's system, despite efforts to keep them out.
Last December, Police in Massachusetts confronted a new, and growing, frontier in cyber terrorism when the CryptoLocker ransomware virus infected the department’s network, encrypting essential department files until the town paid a $500 bitcoin ransom.
A new group of international cybercrime fighters claimed one of its first kills Thursday, pulling the plug on malicious servers that hijacked at least 12,000 machines, most of them in the United States.
Malware-as-a-service trend has effectively democratized the means for hackers of all skill levels to launch damaging attacks, with cyber criminals blending cutting edge tools with tried-and-tested techniques.
Ransomware is one of the fastest-growing forms of hacking, cybersecurity experts say. Anyone from a home computer user to a Fortune 500 company can be infected. It can also attack smartphones. The smaller the users, the more vulnerable they are to losing their files — unless they have a secure backup for their system or go through the complicated process of paying cyber criminals.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was convicted Wednesday in the Boston Marathon bombing by a federal jury that now must decide whether the 21-year-old former college student should be executed. His conviction was practically a foregone conclusion, given his lawyer's startling admission during opening statements that Tsarnaev carried out the attack with his now-dead older brother, Tamerlan.
London police say heavy cutting equipment has been used to break into a vault containing safety deposit boxes in the Hatton Garden jewelry district.
RSA, The Security Division of EMC, has released the results of a new global breach readiness survey that covered thirty countries and compared those global results with a survey of the Security for Business Innovation Council (SBIC), a group of top security leaders from the Global 1000.
When a data breach occurs and personal information is stolen, where does it end up? Bitglass researchers decided to find out.