Feb 3, 2016

U.S. to rework arms control rule on exporting hacker tools

The U.S. government is rewriting a proposal under arms control rules from 20 years ago to make it simpler to export tools related to hacking and surveillance software since they are also used to secure computer networks. The White House said it supports making ...

Jan 29, 2016

Congress to probe whether NSA back door led to Juniper hacking

A U.S. congressional probe into the impact of a hack of Juniper Networks Inc software will examine the possibility that it was initially altered at the behest of the National Security Agency, a lawmaker said in an interview on Thursday. The House Committee on ...

Jan 27, 2016

North Korea suspected of targeting South with cyberattacks

South Korea said on Wednesday it suspected North Korea of attempting cyberattacks against targets in the South, following a nuclear test by the North this month that defied United Nations sanctions. South Korea has been on heightened military and cyberalert since the Jan. 6 ...

Jan 8, 2016

U.S. analysts suspect Russia hackers behind Ukraine power outage

U.S. cyberintelligence firm iSight Partners said on Thursday it has determined that a Russian hacking group known as Sandworm caused last month’s unprecedented power outage in Ukraine. “We believe that Sandworm was responsible,” iSight’s director of espionage analysis, John Hultquist, said. The conclusion was ...

Dec 18, 2015

ID theft security firm LifeLock fined $100 million for lapses

A company that sells identity theft protection services agreed Thursday to pay a fine of $100 million for failing to protect consumer data in the largest settlement on record, officials said. The U.S. Federal Trade Commission said its settlement with LifeLock came after the ...