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.
Russian and European malware and spam purveyors have been hijacking Internet routes. Pending a massive infrastructure upgrade, security experts warn that such attacks can be detected, but not easily blocked.
A new report claims that Russian hackers, using spear-phishing attacks, breached the Sony Pictures Entertainment network by November 2014. But it's not clear whether they were responsible for the "G.O.P." attacks attributed by the FBI to North Korea.
The Obama administration has taken new, but modest steps to limit the ability of intelligence agencies to collect data on individuals, but the new policy doesn't end the bulk collection program revealed by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.
Target Corp. has replaced its "interim" CIO, who was named to the post last year following its massive 2013 data breach that compromised 40 million credit card numbers and exposed personal details on 70 million customers.
Universities remain prime targets for hackers due to their data-rich environments. Maintaining a culture of openness while ensuring the security and privacy of sensitive information will be an ongoing challenge for the education sector.
President Obama says his proposed cybersecurity budget is designed to help prevent foreign nations or hackers from shutting down American networks, stealing trade secrets or invading the privacy of American families.
Hackers posing as women on Skype tricked Syrian opposition fighters into infecting their systems with malware, which furnished the hackers with "valuable insight into military operations," according to a new report from cybersecurity firm FireEye.
Even a few weeks after the RBI announced its plan to consider removal of the two-factor authentication requirement for small-value transactions, security critics continue to react strongly against the notion.
Starting in April, Singapore plans to have a dedicated and centralized cybersecurity agency. But experts question whether the agency can take a holistic approach and effectively coordinate with industry.
Leading this week's industry news roundup, IBM announces Identity Mixer, a cloud-based encryption technology designed to protect personal data online, while Proofpoint releases its Enterprise Protection Suite 8.0.