A US senator has asked the White House to look into the threat that malicious ads —also known as malvertising— pose to US government networks and computers.
The European Union (EU) has voted on Tuesday to pass the new Consumer Protection Cooperation regulation, a new EU-wide applicable law that gives extra power to national consumer protection agencies, but which also contains a vaguely worded clause that also grants them the power to block websites without judicial oversight.
The Russian Defense Ministry made a fool of itself today when it posted on Twitter and Facebook "irrefutable evidence" that the US aided ISIS, which turned out to be screengrabs from a well-known video game and a video published online by the Iraqi military in 2016.
A glitch in the Louisville Metro Department of Corrections (LMDC) computer system kept an inmate in prison for five extra months. Human error was also involved.
WikiLeaks published the first-ever batch of source code for CIA cyber-weapons. The source code released today is for a toolkit named Hive, a so-called implant framework, a system that allows CIA operatives to control the malware it deploys on infected computers.
Estonian authorities have decided to block and disable over 760,000 national electronic ID cards due to a cryptographic vulnerability that could allow attackers to clone IDs and forge identities.
A rogue Twitter employee deleted President Trump's personal Twitter account on his last day as a customer support rep for the social network.
Mozilla engineers are discussing plans to remove support for a state-operated Dutch TLS/HTTPS provider after the Dutch government has voted a new law that grants local authorities the power to intercept Internet communications using "false keys."
Russian cyber-security vendor Kaspersky Lab published today a report detailing its side of events on the whole Kaspersky-stole-US-government-files-for-Russia saga.
In an attempt to dispell rumors that its software is being used as a backdoor into users' computers, Kaspersky Labs said today it would subject its security products to an independent third-party source code review.
The European Consumer Organisation (BEUC) has issued a public service announcement on the security and privacy concerns surrounding modern children's smartwatches.
Russia has fined Telegram 800,000 Russian ruble — approximately $14,000 — for failing to comply with a government order that required the company to provide access to encrypted conversations to Russian intelligence agency FSB.
Australia's foreign intelligence collection agency — the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) — says a hacker stole over 30 GB of data on the country's military capabilities, including details on fighter jets, military aircraft, and naval ships.
Both Office Depot and Best Buy have removed Kaspersky Lab products from shelves. The ban has been in effect since mid-September, and the two chains are offering existing Kaspersky customers replacement security software.
Officials reminded everyone this week that governments in the US and UK have not given up on their efforts to force tech companies to provide encryption backdoors, despite previous attempts being shut down following public outcry.
A District of Columbia court ruled that the FBI can keep secret the name and vendor of a hacking tool it used to break into the iPhone of the San Bernardino shooter, Rizwan Farook.