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.
President Obama's call for enactment of a national data breach notification law has been widely welcomed by business groups and privacy advocates, but their endorsements come with a big proviso: What's in it? The White House hasn't furnished details.
Hackers released sensitive information from Banque Cantonale de Geneve (BCGE) after the Swiss bank declined to pay attackers' ransom demand. Hacking group Rex Mundi claims it exploited a SQL injection flaw to breach the bank's defenses.
President Obama is proposing a national data breach notification law that would require businesses to notify consumers within 30 days of a breach, replacing the current patchwork of state requirements.