More Cybersecurity Articles

  • Wireless industry makes anti-theft commitment

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A trade group for wireless providers said Tuesday that that nation's biggest mobile device manufacturers and carriers will soon put anti-theft tools on the gadgets to try to deter rampant smartphone theft. CTIA-The Wireless Association announced that under a "Smartphone...

  • Regulators: No interruption after utilities hacked

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Electric, natural gas and major water companies and regional distribution systems in Connecticut have been penetrated by hackers and other cyber attackers, but defenses have prevented interruption, state utility regulators said Monday in their first report on cyber...

  • Study shows increase in online information thefts

    NEW YORK (AP) — The number of Americans who say they've had important personal information stolen online is on the rise, according to a Pew Research Center report released Monday. According to the survey conducted in January, 18 percent of online adults have had personal information stolen...

  • NSA said to have used Heartbleed bug and left consumers exposed

    The U.S. National Security Agency knew for at least two years about a flaw in the way that many websites send sensitive information, now dubbed the Heartbleed bug, and regularly used it to gather critical intelligence, two people familiar with the matter said.

  • Chuck Hagel shouldn't apologize for U.S. efforts to counter China's cyber threat

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's trip to China this week had several purposes. One of them, as reported by the New York Times, was a real head-scratcher. According to the Times, Hagel was there to allay China's assumed fear of increasing U.S. cyberwar forces to about 6,000 people and to give...

  • What you need to know about the Heartbleed bug

    NEW YORK (AP) — Millions of passwords, credit card numbers and other personal information may be at risk as a result of a major breakdown in Internet security revealed earlier this week. The damage caused by the "Heartbleed" bug is currently unknown. The security hole exists on a vast number...

  • Online security flaw exposes millions of passwords

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An alarming lapse in Internet security has exposed millions of passwords, credit card numbers and other sensitive bits of information to potential theft by computer hackers who may have been secretly exploiting the problem before its discovery. The breakdown revealed this...

  • Albuquerque police website under cyberattack

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Albuquerque police say that the department's website is down due to a cyberattack. Department spokesman Simon Drobik says the site was hit just before 11 a.m. Sunday and remains down. The attack comes after a group reported to be the international cyber-activist hackers...

  • Pentagon to triple cyber staff to thwart attacks

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon plans to more than triple its cybersecurity staff in the next few years to defend against Internet attacks that threaten national security, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Friday. Hagel's comments at the National Security Agency headquarters in suburban...

  • Terror report release may fuel Congress' CIA spat

    If senators vote this week to release key sections of a voluminous report on terrorist interrogations, an already strained relationship between lawmakers and the CIA could become even more rancorous, and President Barack Obama might have to step into the fray.

  • The cyber threat

    Cyber is the defense community's new buzzword. It's one of the few growing areas of the nation's defense budget at a time when most line items are shrinking. Since 2011, former defense secretary and CIA director Leon Panetta has been warning of a possible “cyber Pearl Harbor.” More recently,...

  • It's time to realize that Vladimir Putin can't be trusted

    Who killed Kennedy? The CIA. Who introduced AIDS to Africa? The CIA. Sure, it's crazy talk. But those stories were two of Moscow's most successful disinformation campaigns during the Cold War. And now Vladimir Putin is reviving these dirty tricks. That's the argument made in...

  • Physical threats to electric grid put cybersecurity on backburner

    Capitol Hill discussion about the electric grid is shifting to physical security, leading federal officials and some lawmakers to worry that focus on cybersecurity is waning.

  • NSA nominee Michael Rogers tells senators U.S. intelligence operations will be more open

    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...

  • Navy admiral relays concerns about NSA changes

    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.



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