By Charlie Mitchell | 09/26/14 12:16 PM
When intruders cracked into the computer files of a prime contractor for the Department of Homeland Security, it was a warning that no one, including the government's own security arm, was immune from the threat.
By Sean Higgins | 09/26/14 06:04 PM
The FBI has engaged in numerous "significant" investigations in recent months involving employees who used their access to company servers to destroy data, steal customer information, make unauthorized charges to company accounts and steal trade secrets.
09/26/14 09:15 AM
SEATTLE (AP) — A federal judge is set to hear arguments on whether lawyers for the son of a Russian lawmaker charged with hacking into U.S. businesses will be allowed to stay on the case. Attorneys for Roman Seleznev plan to tell a judge Friday morning that the Fox Rothschild law firm took his...
By Richard Pollock | 09/24/14 12:18 PM
The fake licenses are produced by high-tech forgery rings and are so accurate they could lead to breaches in homeland security.
09/23/14 10:45 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The government's own watchdogs tried to hack into HealthCare.gov earlier this year and found what they termed a critical vulnerability — but also came away with respect for some of the health insurance site's security features. Those are among the conclusions of a report...
By Sean Higgins | 09/19/14 07:51 PM
The Commerce Department has been handing out grants to fund a way for Americans to use a single password anytime they shop, bank, pay bills or engage in any other online activity that requires logging in and verifying identity.
By Sean Higgins | 09/19/14 05:46 PM
The Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology issued a press release that announced $3 million in grants for projects intended to "improve online security and privacy."
By Joseph Lawler | 09/18/14 05:43 PM
Home Depot said "criminals used unique, custom-built malware to evade detection" and steal customers' information between April and September.
By Paul Gonzalez | 09/17/14 08:03 PM
Hackers can potentially access privileged user information like passwords, internet history and keyboard input.
By Charles Hoskinson | 09/17/14 04:57 PM
Chinese hackers have penetrated the computer networks of contractors critical to moving U.S. troops and equipment around the world in time of crisis, potentially giving Beijing access to every move the military makes, according to a report released Wednesday by the Senate Armed Services Committee.
09/12/14 06:01 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Criminals from around the world buy and sell stolen credit card information with ease in today's digital age. But if they commit their crime entirely outside the United States, they may be beyond the reach of federal prosecutors. Justice Department officials are seeking a...
By Paul Gonzalez | 09/11/14 03:41 PM
On Wednesday, 5 million Gmail usernames and passwords were leaked on the Russian bitcoin message board btsec.com. Here's how to keep this from happening to you.
09/09/14 09:15 AM
NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of Home Depot sank before the opening bell Tuesday after confirming that its payment systems had been hacked, potentially exposing millions of shoppers who used credit and debit cards at its more than 2,000 U.S. and Canadian stores. The breach could turn out to be one of...
By Washington Examiner | 09/05/14 08:56 PM
In July, hackers breached the computer system of the federal healthcare.gov insurance exchange. Officials only discovered the breach in late August.
By Kelly Cohen | 09/05/14 10:19 AM
The hackers, who also upload malicious software, did not see or take any personal data, the Department of Health and Human Services told the Wall Street Journal Thursday.
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