The English-language broadcaster RT, which has been closely linked to the Kremlin, is part of an ongoing Russian operation designed to sow distrust in democratic institutions, according to U.S intelligence agencies. Our collective poor cybersecurity practices only make its mission easier.
Far too many healthcare organizations and their business associates are still neglecting to address some data security basics, says privacy and security expert Rebecca Herold, who recommends they resolve to take three critical steps in the new year.
The transition to a new presidential administration makes forecasting for HIPAA enforcement activity in 2017 difficult, says privacy attorney David Holtzman of the consultancy Cynergistek, who sizes up what the HHS Office for Civil Rights might do this year.
The Internet Archive, a pioneering 20-petabyte digital repository, is raising funds to replicate its data in Canada. The group's founder fears that the election of Donald Trump as the next U.S. president portends an uncertain privacy rights future.
Vulnerable firmware has been highlighted again in a range of low-cost Android phones, raising concerns over their security. This latest incident comes 11 months after security analysts first raised flags.
A group that hacked the Democratic National Committee - believed to be operating from Russia - has resumed its spear-phishing attacks, including fake emails bearing the names of Harvard University and the Clinton Foundation.
Did security vendor Cylance lean too heavily on decade-old research into weaknesses in a still-used electronic voting machine in order to get pre-election day headlines? A company spokesperson says no.
During a recent business trip to San Francisco, ATM security expert John Buzzard stumbled upon an ATM that had been damaged by an explosive substance - a vivid reminder of an emerging threat. Buzzard offers insights on the latest ATM risks.
A potentially explosive story suggests that there were secret communications between Russia and U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump's business. But computer security experts have dismissed the report, saying it's based on a flawed interpretation of technical information.
Neutering the army of web-connected devices used in the large internet attack that hampered access to major sites - including Amazon, PayPal, Spotify and Twitter - is technically possible. But no option offers either a great or near-term fix.