The IRS is employing a “white hat” approach to improve its cybersecurity.
The IRS awarded Synack Government a $2 million contract to provide penetration testing by ethical hackers or researchers with no knowledge of IRS systems.
“Synack will be helping
India is the third biggest target for global hackers and cyber criminals after US and Japan.
More than a week after demonetisation, as the country remains cashless and most people living in metros switch to online banking and e-wallets, they
The Defense Department undertook a significant expansion of its new crowdsourced approach to cybersecurity Monday, opening its “Hack the Pentagon” challenge to literally anyone and providing them a legal route to report any security holes they find.
The program differs
As the Defense Department is ramping up its white-hat hacking contest to find vulnerabilities in its cyber systems, the nation’s largest military service is joining in on the games.
Last week the Army announced its Hack the Army program, a
A TYPICAL bank raid once involved masked armed robbers trying to crack the vault. Now we are in the age of the cyberheist – and attacks similar to the raid carried out on Tesco Bank will rise, experts have warned.
With an onslaught of cyber breaches taking place daily, companies of all sizes are now hiring ethical hackers to test their ability to withstand targeted attacks. As a lead penetration tester, it’s my job to rigorously challenge the defences of
White hat hackers are ethical hackers or security expert who penetrate systems in good faith—usually to test for gaps and flaws.
A new rule, largely thanks to the petitions by the Electronic Frontiers Foundation (EFF), affords some exemptions to the
A task force charged with opening communication lines between manufacturers and researchers who discover hackable vulnerabilities in their systems hopes to release draft guidance for comment in the next couple months, members said Monday.
Members of the Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities Multistakeholder
The Pwn2Own contest, a hackathon run by security firm Trend Micro’s Zero Day Initiative (ZDI) in Japan sees this year’s winners in Keen Lab, a popular crew of Chinese hackers who hacked Apple’s iPhone and Google’s Nexus device.
Unisys Corporation (NYSE: UIS) announced today that participants in a recent ethical hacking event sponsored by the University of Hawaii failed to access a computerised document protected by Unisys Stealth – or even detect its presence on the network.
Yuan Wei considered himself one of a legion of China’s so-called “ethical hackers” — computer programmers who spend their free time prowling corporate servers trying to detect security vulnerabilities in order to help fix them.
Now he’s sitting in jail.
The Internet is often associated with freedom and adventure — a cyber space where we can be anyone or anything. We’ve been under the impressionable influence of 90’s optimism for far too long. It was the general belief of coders,
Ransomware might be lucrative for some cybercriminals, but there are those who condemn holding hospitals to ransom.
Ransomware attacks against hospitals represent a growing threat which is becoming increasingly lucrative for some cybercriminals — even while other hackers are openly
In cities and towns across lower Michigan, officials have found 68 credit card skimmers, installed by scammers meaning to steal personal information.
The Michigan Department of Agriculture, tasked with responding to service stations and removing the devices, provided MLive
Yoo Ho-gyun, 24, had trouble every time he went out because there are limited numbers of public toilets in Songdo, Incheon, and the ones that are in public buildings are usually locked, available only for store owners and their customers.
Lincoln Davidson is a research associate for Asia Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations.
Over the last few years, Chinese President Xi Jinping has made improving cybersecurity a major policy goal. And yet the Chinese leadership is moving towards
The US healthcare hacking spree continues as a group of hackers reportedly leaked a massive amount of sensitive patient data and internal documents. The data dump, which reportedly consists of over 100,000 stolen files, includes names, addresses, phone numbers and
A group claiming allegiance to a far-right Ukrainian political party appears to have hacked the Central Ohio Urology Group’s patient information database.
The Twitter page of a group that identifies with Pravy Sektor, or Right Sector, was used Tuesday to
Hong Kong-based Bitcoin exchange Bitfinex reported that hackers have stolen some 119,756 Bitcoin, or about $65m in cash at current prices – the latest security compromise involving cryptocurrency, in what is turning out to be a testing year.
The founder of an “ethical hacking” community in China, Fang Xiaodun, was arrested by Chinese authorities a week ago according to Chinese news outlet Caixinwang.
With up to 5,000 members, Wooyun was considered to be China’s largest community of white-hat