President Obama ordered increasingly sophisticated cyberattacks to cripple Iranian nuclear enrichment centrifuges as part of a major expansion of America's first persistent use of cyberweapons, according to a new report.
Flame is designed to carry out cyber espionage and steal valuable information, including but not limited to computer display contents, information about targeted systems, stored files, contact data and audio conversations.
The Industry Consortium for Advancement of Security on the Internet has introduced an enhanced version of its free security vulnerability reporting framework designed to ease the sharing of breach information.
One measure of an incident's impact is dollars lost of fraud. But the "soft" costs - loss of reputation and productivity - are the ones that most get the attention of Terry Austin of Guardian Analytics.
A Massachusetts hospital that reported a 2010 breach involving lost backup tapes with information on 800,000 individuals has agreed to pay a $475,000 penalty to settle a state attorney general's HIPAA lawsuit.