Ex-FBI Official: Hackers Outpacing Cyber DefensesFollowing 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.
Obama Signs Order Creating Sanctions Program To Penalize Overseas CyberattacksPresident 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.
Study: Health Care Industry Emails 4X More Likely Fraudulent Than Social MediaA 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.
US Security Contractors Didn't Notice Hacker Breach For MonthsA 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.
Study: Cyberattacks Cost Global Economy $445 BillionAccording to a new study, cyberattacks cost the global economy about $445 billion.
Prosecutors: Hacker Helps Government Disrupt Hundreds Of Cyberattacks On Congress, NASAA 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.
Holder Joins Call For Nationwide Data Breach Notification SystemThe 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.
Obama Seeks Fresh Start To Complex Relationship With Chinese PresidentSeeking 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.
Pentagon: China Continues Cyberattacks Against US GovernmentSigns 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.
US Intelligence Chief: Cyberterror Leading Worldwide Threat To US SecurityThe top U.S. intelligence official says cyberterrorism is the leading worldwide threat to U.S. security.
Apple Apologizes To China After State-Run Media Accusations Of Company Greed, Western ArroganceApple apologized to Chinese consumers after government media attacked its repair policies for two weeks in a campaign that reeked of economic nationalism.
Lew Tells China Cyber Attacks 'Very Serious Threat To Our Economic Interests'U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew pressed Chinese leaders over computer hacking and for help with North Korea during two days of talks that ended Wednesday.
Pentagon Forming Cyber Teams To Combat Electronic AttacksThe Defense Department is establishing a series of cyber teams charged with carrying out offensive operations to combat the threat of an electronic assault on the United States that could cause major damage and disruption to the country's vital infrastructure, a senior military official said Tuesday.
Analyst: 'Government Doesn't Have The Capacity' To Stop CyberattacksWhen Kevin Mandia, a retired military cybercrime investigator, decided to expose China as a primary threat to U.S. computer networks, he didn't have to consult with American diplomats in Beijing or declassify tactics to safely reveal government secrets.
US Weighs Crackdown, Tougher Actions Against China for Cyberattacks High-level talks with the Chinese government to address persistent cyberattacks against U.S. companies and government agencies haven't worked, so officials say the Obama administration is now considering a range of actions.