Data Security
MILWAUKEE — A British cybersecurity researcher credited with helping curb a recent worldwide ransomware attack pleaded not guilty Monday to federal charges accusing him of creating malicious software to steal banking information three years ago.
DURHAM, N.C. — The malware entered the North Carolina transmission plant's computer network via email last August, just as the criminals wanted, spreading like a virus and threatening to lock up the production line until the company paid a ransom.
LAS VEGAS — The U.S. arrest of a young British cybersecurity researcher is raising major concerns among information-security specialists, leading some to warn it could limit co-operation between the U.S. government and computer experts needed to help fight off future cyberattacks.
LAS VEGAS — Marcus Hutchins, a young British researcher credited with derailing a global cyberattack in May, was arrested for allegedly creating and distributing malicious software designed to collect bank-account passwords, U.S. authorities said Thursday.
LAS VEGAS — Against a backdrop of cyberattacks that amount to full-fledged sabotage, Facebook chief security officer Alex Stamos brought a sobering message to the hackers and security experts assembled at the Black Hat conference in Las Vegas. In effect, he said, it's time to grow up.
The WannaCry cyber attack in May left organizations and government agencies feeling helpless worldwide as networks were hacked and data was compromised.
ST. LOUIS — A federal judge on Friday approved a US$11.2 million settlement between the marital infidelity website Ashley Madison and users who sued after hackers released personal information, including financial data and details of their sexual proclivities.
SAN FRANCISCO — Apple will open a data centre in mainland China with ties to the country's government, raising concerns about the security of iCloud accounts that store personal information transferred from iPhones, iPads and Mac computers there.
A security breach has compromised payment card and other information for those who made reservations at 14 Trump Hotel locations, including those in Toronto and Vancouver, over more than half a year.
Employees may be hiding IT security incidents from their bosses to avoid punishment, according to a recent report from Kaspersky Lab and B2B International.
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