Cybercrime has undergone an alarming rise in the recent past with criminals taking to various social media platforms to launch sextortion scams on unsuspecting users. There are nearly 900 police reports of such blackmail and sextortion, according to reports.
In another first for cybersecurity, hacking fears are driving election recounts in three pivotal 2016 battleground states. “After a divisive and painful presidential race, reported hacks into voter and party databases and individual email accounts are causing many Americans
The Justice Department is celebrating “good news” in next month’s adoption of new and expansive rules that make it easier for them to hack potentially thousands or millions of computers involved in criminal investigations, as well as to obtain warrants
Donald Trump doesn’t like encryption. He threatened to call for a boycott of Apple products because they wouldn’t undermine the encryption on the iPhone.
Trump also loves surveillance. When he was a candidate, he said he wanted to place mosques
NEWS ANALYSIS: The internet and the political process have been intertwined for 20 years, but never before have social media and even cyber-spying been used to such an enormous extent to shape voter sentiment.
Bernie Sanders was right a year
It seems fitting that the first day of October kicks off National Cyber Security Awareness Month in the US and the last day celebrates Halloween.
After a month of remembering the importance of protecting our digital identities, society celebrates by pretending
International Business Machines Corp (IBM) apologised to Australia on Tuesday (Oct 25) for what the government has described as a “malicious” cyber-attack that shut down a national census, but blamed two domestic Internet providers for the security lapse.
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A retired four-star general pleaded guilty in federal court Monday to lying to investigators who were examining leaks about a secret U.S. government hacking program directed at Iran’s nuclear program.
After pleading guilty before Judge Richard Leon in U.S. District
The United States has formally accused the Russian government of masterminding a slew of cyberattacks on its political organizations and citizens with the objective of interfering with the election process in the United States.
Close on the heels of the
The White House said it was looking into a cyber breach on Thursday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House said Thursday it was looking into a cyber breach after what appeared to be a scan of first lady Michelle Obama’s
A blunder that Apple made in iOS 10 has weakened the encryption of iPhone data when backed up to iTunes
A flaw Apple introduced in iOS 10 has made it far easier for password crackers to brute-force data backed up
On September 6, the White House announced the appointment of Brigadier General (retired) Gregory J. Touhil to the newly created role of Federal Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). As the first U.S. CISO, Brig Gen (ret) Touhil will drive
Twitter sent a warning to some users that the social network said may have been targeted by “state-sponsored hackers.”
It’s unclear how many people received a letter from Twitter. However, the message warns hackers may be attempting to steal phone
A basic computer setup connected to the internet grants a malicious hacker the power to steal sensitive information, affect a company’s stock value, and hold corporations to a ransom with the click of a mouse. The advent of anonymizing technologies
Swedbank’s Swedish website went down last Friday after being hacked.
Customers were unable to log in, and carry out online transactions or contact the bank online, says Swedbank spokesman Claes Warren, who was speaking to Reuters
U.S. credit card firms ought to adopt biometrics in order to surpass the security standards of their European counterparts rather than simply catching up, according to a report by Fedscoop.
Peters’ remarks come at a time when the chip-embedded credit
TalkTalk’s chief executive has apologised to customers after a “significant and sustained cyber attack” on its website left millions of people potentially at risk of having had theircredit card and bank details stolen .
Police are investigating the hack amid
Facebook just launched a new kind of notification that will warn users if it suspects their account has been targeted by an attacker working on behalf of a nation-state.
“While we have always taken steps to secure accounts that we
Egypt has always had great credit in the development of science and technology. From time to another, a generation of scientists emerges in Egypt to change the world future.
Daily News Egypt conducted an interview with Egyptian-Canadian scientist Hatem Zaghloul,