When cybercriminals started turning up the heat on American banks, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo ordered a full audit of New York’s banks and their cybersecurity. The Department of Financial Services (DFS) released their report yesterday, and the diagnosis is dire.
The biggest problem with financial cybersecurity, the report says, isn’t a lack Read More
Our joyous weekly visits to Target are now shrouded in fear and crippling anxiety–and not because of the check-out lines. The retailer announced today that a security breach might have compromised the credit and debit card information of 40 million shoppers who frequented the mecca the last few weeks. Read More
A 27-year-old San Diego man has been arrested in connection with a revenge porn website hosting more than 10,000 sexually explicit photos—and authorities say he was also using a reputation management website to extort the revenge porn victims.
Thirsty for $100,00 and ready to mutter “Let’s enhance” at your computer with your cyber-crime fighting partner? The FBI announced today it has a task for you: The bureau needs help tracking down several men wanted for alleged involvement in hacking millions of computers across the world and defrauding computer users and United States government entities. Read More
A clever hacker has dispatched Japan’s National Police Agency on a fruitless chase to find him after he sent emails from various computers that included bomb threats against elementary schools. According to Wired, the agency has released a bounty of 3 million Yen (about $34,000) for the capture of the anonymous hacker, who has evaded them for months by sending the threatening messages using a computer virus that allows him to control terminals remotely. Read More