Prosecutors love to tell judges that sentences for hackers and cybercriminals must be strong enough to deter future such crimes. But as the case of Silk Road mastermind Ross Ulbricht shows, they've failed to make the case for deterrence.
Breached dating website FriendFinder allegedly missed email warnings from security researchers that its site had been breached and customers' data was being sold on a "darknet" site. What can other businesses learn from that apparent mistake?
Using personal information gained from third-party sources to circumvent authentication protections, hackers breached 100,000 accounts of taxpayers who had used the IRS's "Get Transcript" application, which has been temporarily shuttered.
It's no surprise that virus-wielding hackers are exploiting Internet of Things devices. Blame too many device manufacturers rushing products to market, skimping on secure development practices and failing to audit the third-party code they use.
This year's Infosecurity Europe conference in London is offering a top-notch range of sessions, ranging from how to battle cybercrime and social engineering to building a better security culture and workforce. Here's my list of must-see sessions.
One of the world's largest dating websites - self-described "thriving sex community" AdultFriendFinder.com - is investigating reports of a data leak containing details of 3.9 million users' personal details and sexual preferences.
Britain's computer emergency response team - CERT-UK - reports that malware remains the dominant mode of online attack for cybercriminals, and Zeus their most preferred tool of choice. But the team is promoting a free information-alert service to help.
A U.S. Department of Commerce proposal to restrict the export of so-called "intrusion software" to prevent foreign adversaries from acquiring zero-day exploits has raised concern in the developer community.
While the "Logjam" vulnerability raises serious concerns, there's no need to rush related patches into place, according to several information security experts. Learn the key issues, and how organizations must respond
In addition to providing training, healthcare organizations should consider implementing technology to help prevent user mistakes that can lead to breaches of protected health information, says Geoffrey Bibby of ZixCorp.
"Millions" of devices from numerous router manufacturers appear to use a third-party software component called NetUSB, which can be exploited to bypass authentication checks and remotely take control of the devices, security researchers warn.
Numerous websites, mail servers and other services - including virtual private networks as well as "all modern browsers" - have a 20-year-old flaw that could be exploited by an attacker, computer scientists warn.
Visa has agreed to increase the reimbursement paid to banking institutions that must reissue cards in the wake of a merchant breach. Now the smaller card issuers, such as community banks, are getting paid the most.