By Tim Mak | 03/11/14 02:38 PM
The president's nominee to head the National Security Agency told the Senate Armed Services Committee Tuesday that he would add transparency to the country's intelligence operations, expressing openness about delivering speeches about the agency's mission and working with Congress to enact new...
By Lolita Baldor | 03/11/14 08:10 AM
The Navy admiral nominated to be the next head of the troubled National Security Agency is expressing concerns about the U.S. government turning over the bulk collection of telephone data to an independent third party, saying it could result in higher costs and delays identifying potential threats.
By Ashe Schow | 03/10/14 12:44 PM
Edward Snowden, the man who leaked the National Security Agency data collection programs, said Monday the act of mass surveillance is “setting fire to the future of the Internet.”
03/09/14 04:50 PM
The data breach at Target Corp. that exposed millions of credit card numbers has focused attention on the patchwork of state consumer notification laws and renewed a push for a single national standard.
03/09/14 02:46 PM
LONDON (AP) — Ukraine was repeatedly attacked by sophisticated cyberspies as tensions between pro-Russian and Western-leaning factions escalated in recent months, according to a report from U.K.-based defense contractor BAE Systems. Ukrainian computer systems have been targeted by at least 22...
02/28/14 12:00 AM
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping has put himself in charge of a new body to coordinate cybersecurity, in a sign of Beijing's concern over its vulnerability to online attacks and its desire to retain tight control over the Internet. Reports in state media Friday said the central...
02/27/14 12:15 PM
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California businesses and government agencies have experienced 300 separate data breaches exposing the personal information of more than 20 million customer accounts during the past two years, leading state Attorney General Kamala Harris on Thursday to elevate...
By Associated Press | 02/26/14 09:29 AM
As the Obama administration raced to meet its self-imposed deadline for online health insurance markets, security experts working for the government worried that state computer systems could become a back door for hackers. Documents provided to The Associated Press show that more than...
02/25/14 07:00 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — As the Obama administration raced to meet its self-imposed deadline for online health insurance markets, security experts working for the government worried that state computer systems could become a back door for hackers. Documents provided to The Associated Press show that...
02/25/14 06:15 PM
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee was among the more than two-thirds of states rated as "high risk" for security problems related to its computers tapping into the federal health insurance exchange system. Federal cybersecurity experts worried in advance of the Oct. 1 deadline for new...
02/25/14 05:45 PM
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A group of southern Minnesota banks has sued suing Target Corp., alleging damages from the retailer's data breach late last year. The five banks are First Farmers & Merchants banks. The lawsuit was filed Saturday in U.S. District Court in Minnesota. The complaint doesn't...
02/24/14 03:19 PM
Bondi TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi said on Thursday that she is working closely with the Florida legislature to strengthen laws related to data breaches to better protect Florida consumers. Data breaches compromising the financial, medical or...
02/20/14 04:15 AM
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky agency has created a task force aimed at preventing financial cybercrime. The task force's focus will be to protect both the financial services industry and the public. The group was formed recently by the state Department of Financial Institutions. The task...
By Meghashyam Mali | 02/12/14 01:29 PM
The Obama administration on Wednesday unveiled a set of voluntary standards that supporters say will help American companies better defend against cybersecurity threats.
By Pete Yost | 02/11/14 09:03 AM
A multi-agency government task force looking into cyberattacks against retailers says it has not come across evidence suggesting the attacks are a coordinated campaign to adversely affect the U.S. economy.
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