An appellate court has upheld the Federal Trade Commission's authority to play a key regulatory role in cybersecurity as it relates to the protection of consumer data against breaches. Legal experts evaluate the long-term implications.
Breached dating site Ashley Madison is offering a $500,000 reward for information relating to the attack. The FBI, which is leading the investigation, is treating the breach as a national-security matter.
The Ashley Madison hackers have released a third data dump, and security experts warn that spam campaigns and extortion attacks now target supposed users of the dating site, sometimes demanding bitcoins - or else.
To help mitigate the risk that blackmail and extortion campaigns might target employees, employers' security teams must regularly review post-breach data dumps as well ramp up enforcement of their corporate security policies, says Stephen Coty of Alert Logic.
Rand Corp.'s Martin Libicki sees circumstances in which a weaker economy could curtail Chinese cyber spying on U.S. companies. Then again, he says, the Chinese government could see spending money on hacking as an economic stimulus.
Stock markets in the United States, Europe, China and India continued their volatility Aug. 24, and it's not clear how cybersecurity stocks will weather the downturns. But with hack attacks not letting up, some analysts say cybersecurity companies will likely continue to thrive.
The Ashley Madison mega-breach differs from previous breaches not just because of its scale, but also the fallout facing victims of the breached infidelity-focused dating site. Here are the top information security takeaways.
Carilion Clinic, a Roanoke, Va.-based network of hospitals and outpatient facilities, has fired or disciplined 14 employees over a problem common at many healthcare organizations: patient record snooping. Experts discuss how to tackle the challenge.
After Target's $67 million settlement with Visa to reimburse banks for expenses related to the retailer's 2013 breach, MasterCard confirms it is weighing a new deal. Will settlements derail a pending lawsuit against the retail giant?
A recent appellate court ruling upholding dismissal of two lawsuits against Advocate Health and Hospitals Corp. filed in the wake of a 2013 breach is yet another reminder of the challenges plaintiffs face when solid evidence of harm stemming from breaches is lacking.
The attackers behind the hack of dating site Ashley Madison - tagline: "Life is short, have an affair" - have followed through on threats and released a file that includes details on many of the site's customers.
Visa and Target have reached an agreement that reportedly will reimburse card issuers a total of up to $67 million for fraud losses and expenses tied to the retailer's 2013 breach, which exposed some 40 million payment cards.
The U.S. Office of Personnel Management has been hit with yet another lawsuit focusing on the massive breach that exposed background-check information for 21.5 million individuals. But this time, the plaintiff is a judge.
The Internal Revenue Service says cyber thieves may have accessed as many as 334,000 taxpayer accounts in a breach of its Get Transcript system, far more than the 114,000 accounts it originally estimated in May.