With white-hat security researchers gaining increasing mainstream recognition, hacking as a vocation is no longer taboo - and Indian researchers are flocking to the profession, says HackerOne's Katie Moussouris
Big Fish, a Seattle-based online game producer and distributor, is notifying an undisclosed number of customers that their payment card information may have been compromised following a malware intrusion.
Nine days after revealing that hackers gained access to personal data on millions of its customers, health insurer Anthem on Feb. 13 began offering victims two years of free credit monitoring and ID theft insurance, plus "identity repair assistance."
Ten state attorneys general have criticized Anthem Inc. for being too slow to communicate with those affected by its massive data breach. But the health insurer says it will post details Feb. 13 on how victims can enroll for certain free services.
Not wanting to "let a good crisis go to waste," White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Michael Daniel is using health insurer Anthem's massive data breach to promote the Obama administration's cybersecurity initiatives.
Health insurer Anthem Inc. has suffered a massive data breach after hackers gained access to a corporate database reportedly containing personal information on as many as 80 million of its current and former U.S. customers and employees.
The Malaysia Airlines website was the victim of an apparent DNS settings attack on Jan. 26, for which the hacking group Lizard Squad claimed credit. The hacking group began leaking some travelers' itineraries.
As the number of major health data breaches continues to climb, federal regulators are taking steps to make the process of reporting breaches using online tools more efficient, hoping that will help ease the launching of investigations.
President Obama urged Congress in his State of the Union address to pass legislation to better meet the evolving cyberthreat, but spent very little of the speech explaining its dangers or detailing his cybersecurity legislative agenda.
American Airlines reports that unauthorized individuals obtained usernames and passwords from third-party sources to access a limited number of its customers' frequent flier program accounts. United Airlines was recently hit by a similar scheme.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was set to star in a satirical video game, in which he battled the forces of imperialist oppression with the help of unicorns and narwals - until hackers apparently disrupted game development.