The latest strain of Android malware called SlemBunk tries to trick mobile banking application users into sharing their banking, social network and other credentials, as security experts see the number of mobile malware attacks continuing to increase.
The FBI is reportedly investigating newly discovered "unauthorized code" in the firmware that runs the NetScreen firewalls built by Juniper Networks, which attackers could have been using to remotely access devices and decrypt traffic without leaving a trace.
President Obama has signed legislation to incentivize businesses to share cyber threat information with the federal government. On Dec. 18, both houses of Congress passed the measure as part of a $1.1 trillion spending package.
In the largest monetary award obtained by the FTC in an enforcement action, LifeLock has agreed to pay $100 million to settle a case that, in part, stemmed from the identity protection company failing to establish and maintain an information security program to protect customers' personally identifiable information.
Europe looks set to pass sweeping new data protection rules, which would give consumers more control over how their personal information gets used and require organizations to notify authorities whenever they suffer a data breach.
FireEye has issued an emergency security alert - and related patch - to fix a serious flaw discovered by Google researchers. The episode follows FireEye earlier this year being criticized for serving an injunction against other security researchers.
After years of failing to enact cyberthreat information-sharing legislation, Congress is poised to vote on a measure this week that would incentivize businesses to share voluntarily threat data with the federal government and with each other.
Global Payments Inc. plans to buy its smaller rival, Heartland Payment Systems Inc., for $4.3 billion. Both payment transaction processors have suffered massive data breaches, and industry observers are weighing in on whether the merged companies will successfully build a strong culture of security.
The FBI has arrested three men on charges that they participated in a hacking and identity theft scheme designed to fuel spam campaigns, including the insider-enabled theft of account details for 24.5 million Comcast customers.
Police in Britain have arrested a 21-year-old man on suspicion of "hacking offenses" related to the breach of Hong Kong toymaker VTech. Separately, the CEO of hacked London telco TalkTalk testified about her organization's security before Parliament.
A security researcher warns he was able to find online "sensitive account details" for 13 million users of MacKeeper. The software was the focus of a recently settled class-action lawsuit - alleging deceptive advertising and false claims.
A district judge has asked Home Depot to disclose communications that were sent to issuers about a deal with MasterCard to settle fraud losses and other expenses suffered by banks and credit unions in the wake of the retailer's 2014 data breach.
In its sixth HIPAA resolution agreement so far in 2015, the HHS Office for Civil Rights has announced a settlement with the University of Washington Medicine that includes a $750,000 penalty. It's the first HIPAA enforcement case stemming from the investigation of a phishing-related breach.
Twitter has issued its first-ever alerts to some users that they may have been "targeted by state-sponsored actors." Some cryptographers, software developers and security experts say they have received the alerts.
Two new malware reports - one from security researchers at technology giant Cisco, another from cybersecurity firm FireEye - demonstrate how developers continue to refine malicious code to maximize information-stealing and extortion potential.