Italian surveillance software maker Hacking Team has confirmed that it was hacked and recommends police, law enforcement and government agencies suspend their use of its software, pending a full breach investigation.
OpenDNS's Andrew Hay sees danger confronting many enterprises in the era of the "Internet of Things" as Internet-ready consumer devices, not architected for security, find their way onto corporate networks, often unbeknown to administrators.
Hacking Team, an Italian vendor of "easy-to-use offensive technology" that it sells to government agencies, has been hacked. Leaked customer lists reportedly name the FBI and DEA, plus the governments of Bahrain, Russia and Sudan, among others.
Following its mega-breach, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management suspends use of its online background check application system, citing a vulnerability. Also, the agency now faces a breach-related lawsuit filed on behalf of federal workers.
China is the "leading suspect" behind the OPM breach, says Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, who adds that until the U.S. can meaningfully deter such attacks, it must focus on getting better at defense, not retribution.
China and the U.S. have agreed to create a new cyber "code of conduct." The move comes in the wake of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management breach, with President Obama urging Chinese officials to help lower cyber-related tensions.
Office of Personnel Management Director Katherine Archuleta tells Congress that neither she nor anyone else at OPM should be held personally responsible for a breach of agency computers in which the personal information of millions was stolen.
The hack of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management may have exposed personal information for "tens of millions" of people, a new report says, with a single database containing information for 18 million people.
Polish airline LOT claims that a hack attack disrupted its ground-control computers, leaving the airline unable to issue flight plans and forcing it to cancel or delay flights, grounding 1,400 passengers.
Sony's 2014 cyber-attack cleanup costs continue to mount. The company reports spending $35 million on remediation as of March, and costs will continue to mount, now that a judge has ruled that a class-action lawsuit by former employees can proceed.
Forget attributions of the German parliament malware outbreak to Russia, or Chancellor Angela Merkel's office being "ground zero." The real takeaway is the Bundestag's apparent lack of effective defenses or a breach-response plan.
In the wake of a May cyber-attack against the IT infrastructure of Germany's lower house of parliament, or Bundestag, investigators say they have been unable to eradicate all traces of the Trojan infections, and that up to 20,000 PCs might need to be replaced.