Tag: cybersecurity

Trump Backtracks On Idea Of Forming A ‘Cyber Security Unit’ With Putin

After tweeting on Sunday morning about “forming an impenetrable Cyber Security unit” with Russian President Vladimir Putin, President Trump on Sunday night declared that just because he “discussed a Cyber Security unit doesn’t mean I think it can happen.” Following his morning tweet, Trump was mocked by Democrats and Republicans alike, including Sen. Lindsey Graham…

Rudy Giuliani Head of Trump New Cybersecurity Team

Looks like Rudy Giuliani will have a role in Trump’s administration after all, as head of a new cybersecurity team. President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team announced Thursday that former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani “will be sharing his expertise and insight as a trusted friend concerning private sector cybersecurity problems and emerging solutions developing…

Controversial Cybersecurity CISA Bill Passes [VIDEO]

The Senate approved the Cyber security Information Sharing Act in a 74 to 21 vote on Tuesday despite accusations that the legislation allows for more government spying powers. The bill would encourage companies to share security intelligence with the Department of Homeland Security and other government agencies. The terms are somewhat vague and there is…

Apple Confirms Malware Found in Apps [VIDEO]

Apple said Sunday it was removing malicious iPhone and iPad malware discovered in several apps in its iOS App Store. The company confirmed the cleanup after several cybersecurity firms reported finding malicious code called XcodeGhost in hundreds of apps, marking the first large-scale attack on Apple. Before the hack, only five malicious apps had ever…

Obama to Propose New Laws to Protect Consumer Data, Privacy [VIDEO]

President Barack Obama will ask Congress to pass legislation that would require companies to better protect consumer data as well as tighten restrictions on student data privacy, according to a White House official. The Personal Data Notification and Protection Act, which Obama is expected to announce at the Federal Trade Commission on Monday, comes in…

Ooopsy! North Korea’s Internet is Now Down [VIDEO]

North Korea is having major Internet problems, not that they had great internet before, but now they are totally in the dark. This just days after President Barack Obama promised a proportional response to the devastating hacks against Sony. The country, which the FBI accused last week of the cyberattack, is suffering a total Internet…

U.S. Finds North Korea Behind Sony Hack [VIDEO]

The U.S. government has determined that North Korea was “centrally involved” in the cyberattack on Sony Pictures. U.S. investigators penetrated North Korean computer networks to trace the source of the hacking. According to investigators, the primary suspects are members of a North Korean cybersecurity unit called Bureau 121. However, it has not been ruled out…

JPMorgan and Other U.S. Banks Are Hit by Hackers

A number of United States banks, including JPMorgan Chase and at least four others, were struck by hackers in a series of coordinated attacks this month, according to four people briefed on a continuing investigation into the crimes, Nicole Perlroth reports. The hackers infiltrated the networks of the banks, siphoning off gigabytes of data, including…

Russian Gangsters Stole 1.2B Passwords [VIDEO]

The cache includes 1.2 billion username and password combinations and more than 500 million email addresses. The discovery was made Tuesday by Milwaukee firm Hold Security and confirmed by a security expert at the request of the New York Times. The hackers targeted websites from the Fortune 500 to tiny ones, including some in Russia.…

U.S. to Charge Chinese Workers With Cyberspying

The Department of Justice on Monday will announce charges it has filed against several individuals in China’s People’s Liberation Army, accusing them of stealing trade secrets from American companies and marking the first time the United States has charged state actors with economic espionage, according to law enforcement officials. Attorney General Eric Holder is scheduled…

Microsoft warns about Internet Explorer security risk

A newly discovered security hole in Microsoft Corp.’s MSFT +0.13% Internet Explorer—the default Web browser for many users—could be particularly troubling for those still running Windows XP. Microsoft on Sunday warned about a flaw affecting versions six through 11 of its flagship browser. The coding flaw would allow hackers to have the same level of…

Canadian police arrest teen in connection to Heartbleed bug attack

Canadian police arrested a 19-year-old man in London, Ontario, on Wednesday in connection to the theft of tax-payer information through the Heartbleed bug. Police allege the man stole 900 social insurance numbers from the Canada Revenue Agency by exploiting the Heartbleed vulnerability in the OpenSSL encryption software. He faces counts of unauthorized use of a…