Can the world wide web survive the internet of things? It’s a question many are asking after a vast attack on US and European internet structure last week, likely led by “smart” DVR players and webcams, that has left the
For Carmen Medina, the biggest threat facing our nation today is the “super-empowered individual.”
The former CIA deputy director of intelligence joined CNBC’s Squawk Box team Tuesday to discuss intelligence, cybersecurity, the geopolitical situation and the fight against terrorism. Later
For weeks, we’ve been hearing about whether a cyberattack could somehow interfere with the upcoming presidential election results.
Different types of voting machines are used on Election Day throughout the area, and some are more vulnerable.
“I don’t think a
Gardaí, along with Europol and the FBI, have yet to discover who was behind the cyber attack on a number of Government websites earlier this year.
The head of the Garda Cybercrime Unit, detective superintendent Michael Gubbins, said that Irish
THE threat of debilitating attacks launched by hackers has become so concerning that financial institutions in London are reportedly stockpiling Bitcoin to pay off potential ransom demands of cyber criminals.
On Friday in the US, a number of major sites
According to online security firm Eset, more than two-thirds (68%) of UK social media users have taken steps to improve the privacy settings on their various accounts, including changing to a stronger password and not using the same password across
Details are coming in slow trickles in one of the biggest DDOS cyber attacks this year. Last Oct. 21, the East Coast suffered from a tremendous hacking attack which interrupted services from major websites such as Twitter, Netflix, Paypal, and
Companies that used multiple servers saw less of an impact from last Friday’s attack.
Companies can reduce the risk from the type of cyberattack that took out major websites on Friday by using multiple vendors for the critical Internet service
Imagine you’re surfing the Web late one night and an instant message pops up from a sender you know has already left the land of the living, causing you a terrible fright. The deceased person’s online presence has most likely
Last Friday, a large scale DDoS attack broke the Internet, and now we know that botnets using the Mirai malware are at least partially to blame.
Around 7 AM (EST) last Friday, people started noticing that they couldn’t access websites
Mikko Hyppönen told the audience at WIRED Security that the vast majority of hackers are part of organised crime syndicates
Forget the cliché of lonely figures in hoodies crouched over laptops, feverishly bashing out lines of code. Online crime is
Ever since the mid-1990’s, when Sir Tim Berners Lee popularized it, the Internet has become indispensable to day-to-day living. It began then, a mere network – APARTNET – but is today, the World Wide Web – home to millions of
Investigators pursuing what they believe to be the largest case of mishandling classified documents in U.S. history have found that the huge trove of stolen documents in the possession of a National Security Agency contractor included top-secret NSA hacking tools
For some people, writing ransomware is just another day at the office
Data breaches seem to dominate the news these days but in the mind of to Joe Public, hacking is still the sole domain of antisocial nerds and computer
Two senior cybersecurity officials say that the world should brace itself for more physically destructive hacks, warning that a more dangerous era is already upon us.
Paul Chichester, the director of operations at Britain’s new National Cyber Security Center, said
Hackers who relentlessly pursue banks may run into tougher defenses as the Federal Reserve and other U.S. regulators force the biggest lenders to plug any vulnerabilities.
Banking agencies released a proposal on Wednesday for rules that would require lenders —
Statistically your company website already has at least one severe flaw – and there could be many more, says Ian Muscat. Why are website vulnerabilities so frequent and on the rise? What should organisations be focusing on and how can
It’s often difficult for security companies to tell who launched a cyberattack, as they have to rely on imperfect clues such as the languages cybercriminals use, Kaspersky Lab’s CEO Eugene Kaspersky said while visiting Romania for a conference.
Welcome to Week 3 of National Cyber Security Awareness Month!
This week’s theme, brought to you courtesy of the National Cyber Security Alliance of US businesses and government agencies, is about recognizing and combating cybercrime.
That includes all manner of
Financial services companies are lucrative targets for hackers. Cybersecurity risk management expert Ertem Osmanoglu explains what data hackers are after and how companies should respond to attacks.
2016 is the year of the digital bank heist. Earlier this year a