Yesterday, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) — the US government agency that regulates the financial sector — admitted in a statement that hackers breached one of its systems.
In a Binding Operational Directive published today by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the US government has banned the use of Kaspersky Lab security software on government computers.
US cyber-security firm Symantec has issued a warning today against a group of nation-state hackers that have managed to infiltrate several US and European energy firms, and are now in the dangerous position of sabotaging critical infrastructure if they wished to.
The US Department of Defense (DOD) is slowly adopting a biometrics-based system as a possible replacement for its classic card-based access and authentication solution.
The North Korean cyber-espionage group known as the Lazarus Group has been busy hacking US defense contractors, according to a report published on Monday by security research firm Palo Alto Networks.
Air travelers taking international flights from US airports will soon have to submit to a face scan before boarding their plane.
A judge in Moscow sentenced today Vladimir Anikeyev, the ringleader of a Russian hacking group known as Shaltai Boltai (Russian for "Humpty Dumpty") to two years in prison.
Russian lawmakers are drafting a bill that would prohibit the use of Western antivirus products inside the country. If approved, the law will come into effect by mid-2019.
A draft of the "National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018" — which approves the budget and policies for US defensive projects — outlines a ban on the usage of Kaspersky Lab software products at DOD facilities under the explanation that the Russian antivirus vendor "might be vulnerable to Russian government influence."
A former CIA agent was arrested and arraigned in court yesterday on accusations of selling top secret documents to Chinese intelligence officers disguised as members of a Chinese think tank.
After a two-week hiatus, WikiLeaks dumped new files as part of the Vault 7 series that supposedly contains CIA-made hacking tools the organization claims it received from hackers and agency insiders.
The US Department of Justice (DOJ) has filed official charges against a 25-year-old woman, Reality Leigh Winner, of Augusta, Georgia, for leaking classified material to the press.
Some people have no shame, and one of those is Theresa May, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, who used the terror attacks that took place in London, on Saturday, June 3, to push her party's agenda for laws that would push for encryption backdoors.
After taking last week off, WikiLeaks came back today and released documentation on another CIA cyberweapon. Codenamed Pandemic, this is a tool that targets computers with shared folders, from where users download files via SMB.
A US congressman is currently tinkering away at a proposed bill that will legalize some "hack back" counter-measures that breached companies can take to stop and identify ongoing cyber-attacks, and recover their data.
According to leaked documents, which WikiLeaks previously claimed it received from hackers and CIA insiders, Athena is an implant — a CIA technical term for "malware" — that can target and infect any Windows system, from Windows XP to Windows 10, Microsoft's latest OS version.
An anonymous group known as Intrusion Truth has published evidence that links an intelligence contractor working with the Chinese government to cyber-attacks that have been carried out by a cyber-espionage group known in the infosec community as APT3.
Muhammad Rabbani, a UK citizen, and director of the CAGE human rights organization, is facing a possible three-month prison sentence for not disclosing his phone and laptop's password at Heathrow airport in London, last year.
The Russian Ministry of Communications has proposed a new plan called the "Digital Economy," according to which, the government wants to keep most of the Internet traffic inside the country, fearing it foreign governments might wiretap sensitive communications.
Two servers located at 184.108.40.206 and 220.127.116.11 have been leaking live video feeds from two Predator drones belonging to the US government.