cyberattacks

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Ex-FBI Official: Hackers Outpacing Cyber Defenses

Following a cyberattack against Polish airline LOT that grounded 11 flights and nearly 1,400 passengers Sunday, company and government officials say that hackers are outpacing cyber defense tactics.

06/23/2015

FBI Sony cyber attack impossible to prevent

Obama Signs Order Creating Sanctions Program To Penalize Overseas Cyberattacks

President Barack Obama on Wednesday created the first sanctions program that would allow the U.S. to penalize individuals and entities overseas who engage in malicious cyberattacks and cyber spying.

04/01/2015

A new study finds that information stored and emails sent from within the health care industry have the worst security practices  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Study: Health Care Industry Emails 4X More Likely Fraudulent Than Social Media

A new study finds that information stored and emails sent from within the health care industry have the worst security practices, with such emails being four times as likely to be fraudulent than those from social media outlets such as Facebook.

02/20/2015

A cyberattack similar to previous hacker intrusions from China penetrated computer networks for months at USIS, the government's leading security clearance contractor, before the company noticed, officials and others familiar with an FBI investigation and related official inquiries told The Associated Press. (credit: Patrick Lux/Getty Images)

US Security Contractors Didn’t Notice Hacker Breach For Months

A cyberattack similar to previous hacker intrusions from China penetrated computer networks for months at USIS, the government’s leading security clearance contractor, before the company noticed, officials and others familiar with an FBI investigation and related official inquiries told The Associated Press.

11/03/2014

Trainees work in front of their computers at the 'Cyber Gym' center, where IT and infrastructure company employees train to defend against cyber attacks. (credit: MENAHEM KAHANA/AFP/Getty Images)

Study: Cyberattacks Cost Global Economy $445 Billion

According to a new study, cyberattacks cost the global economy about $445 billion.

06/09/2014

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Prosecutors: Hacker Helps Government Disrupt Hundreds Of Cyberattacks On Congress, NASA

A prolific computer hacker who infiltrated the servers of major corporations later switched sides and helped the government disrupt hundreds of cyberattacks on Congress, NASA and other sensitive targets, according to federal prosecutors.

05/26/2014

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Holder Joins Call For Nationwide Data Breach Notification System

The data breach at Target Corp. that exposed millions of credit card numbers has focused attention on the patchwork of state consumer notification laws and renewed a push for a single national standard.

03/09/2014

President Barack Obama speaks at Mooresville Middle School in Mooresville, N.C., on June 6, 2013. (credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Seeks Fresh Start To Complex Relationship With Chinese President

Seeking a fresh start to a complex relationship, President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping are retreating to a sprawling desert estate for two days of talks on high-stakes issues, including cybersecurity and North Korea’s nuclear threats.

06/07/2013

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Pentagon: China Continues Cyberattacks Against US Government

Signs are growing that the sustained surge in cyberattacks emanating from China is imperiling its relations with the U.S., lending urgency to fledgling efforts by both governments to engage on the issue.

05/08/2013

The top U.S. intelligence official says cyberterrorism is the leading worldwide threat to U.S. security. (Photo credit TED ALJIBE/AFP/Getty Images)

US Intelligence Chief: Cyberterror Leading Worldwide Threat To US Security

The top U.S. intelligence official says cyberterrorism is the leading worldwide threat to U.S. security.

04/11/2013

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