The Office of Personnel Management is notifying 4 million current and former federal government employees that their personally identifiable information may have been exposed by a breach of its IT systems that the government discovered in April.
A cyber-insurer that paid more than $4 million to settle a class action suit filed against its client, Cottage Health, in the wake of a 2013 data breach is now trying to claw back the payments. What lessons can others learn from the dispute?
The NSA secretly widened its warrantless surveillance of Americans' international Internet traffic to seek evidence of malicious computer hacking, according to published reports based on documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.
Law enforcement officials estimate that fewer than 200 people in the world build the core infrastructure and tools relied on by cybercriminals who would otherwise lack such capabilities. What's the best way to stop them?
At CA Technologies, mobile security is not just a solution for customers; it's a practice that IT security leaders have embraced internally. CA's Robert Primm discusses how to secure a borderless workplace.
During a time of significant change for corporations, when today's modern network extends far beyond the company's physical walls, it's disturbing that companies face such well-organized and pervasive threats.
Inspector General Russell George says hackers would have had a tougher time breaching the IRS "Get Transcript" system if the agency had implemented IG recommendations, but he stops short of saying the safeguards would have prevented the hack.
The consolidated class-action lawsuit filed by banking institutions against Home Depot is more evidence of how issuers are no longer relying solely on card brands to be compensated for breach losses and expenses.
A new breach reported by Heartland Payment Systems won't get much attention. But this incident could be more damaging to the undisclosed number of consumers affected than was Heartland's 2008 payment card breach.
Prosecutors love to tell judges that sentences for hackers and cybercriminals must be strong enough to deter future such crimes. But as the case of Silk Road mastermind Ross Ulbricht shows, they've failed to make the case for deterrence.
Sally Beauty Supply says that a four-week investigation shows that the retailer suffered a six-week point-of-sale malware attack at U.S. stores, compromising card data for an unknown number of customers.
Breached dating website FriendFinder allegedly missed email warnings from security researchers that its site had been breached and customers' data was being sold on a "darknet" site. What can other businesses learn from that apparent mistake?
The method the Internal Revenue Service used to authenticate users, which failed to keep sophisticated hackers from breaching a taxpayer-facing system, has been widely criticized by cybersecurity experts.