Hong Kong toymaker VTech has revised its end-user license agreement to make clear that it can't be held legally responsible for any data breaches. Many security experts have reacted with fury. But is VTech's move unusual?
President Obama is creating a federal CISO post as part of a multifaceted initiative aimed at strengthening the nation's IT security. His plan includes forming a public-private Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity and boosting government cybersecurity spending by 35 percent.
The U.S. government is probing an apparent cybersecurity lapse that allowed a hacker to obtain and release contact information for more than 20,000 FBI employees and 9,000 other Department of Homeland Security employees.
Here's more evidence of how a data breach can have a major financial impact. The bill for U.K. telecom giant TalkTalk's October 2015 data breach could be as much as $94 million, and the incident resulted in the loss of 95,000 customers.
Have Russian authorities collared the cybercrime gang responsible for the notorious Dyre malware? Related attacks ceased after authorities raided a Moscow-based production company developing a movie called "Botnet," Reuters reports.
Java users are being warned to only use newly released installers to avoid a nasty potential exploit. Meanwhile, a veteran bug hunter questions whether Oracle's move to ditch Java browser plug-ins will have a significant security upside.
The rise in RFID-based contactless payment cards has led to increased concerns that fraudsters could wirelessly crack cards' secret cryptographic keys. But a team of MIT researchers has debuted defenses against such hack attacks.
The trend across industries is that automation results in a drastic reduction of operational job roles, even as it brings in economies of efficiency. What then does automation in security mean for the profession?
A new breach of customer accounts at luxury retailer Neiman Marcus is, once again, putting the spotlight on the vulnerabilities created by relying only on usernames and passwords for online authentication, and the risks posed by storing customer information.
"We never negotiate" might be the expectation whenever law enforcement or government agencies get targeted by criminals or even "cyberterrorists." But outside Hollywood, the reality too often turns out to be far less rigid.
Landry's Inc. now reveals the broad scope of point-of-service malware attacks against its restaurants and other properties dating back to 2014 and 2015. Experts discuss factors that could have contributed to the breaches.
Law enforcement and intelligence agencies will have plenty of chances to snoop on criminals, terrorists and citizens even as communications vendors enable default encryption on mobile devices, a study from Harvard University says.
Retailers have been at the center of high-profile breaches and an ongoing debate with banking institutions. But Brian Engle of the Retail Cyber Intelligence Sharing Center says cross-industry collaboration is helping retailers improve cybersecurity.