Even though the majority of data breaches continue to be the result of financially motivated cybercriminal attacks, cyberespionage activities are also responsible for a significant number of data theft incidents, according to a report released Tuesday by Verizon.
The U.S. House of Representatives moved closer Wednesday toward the passage of the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA), despite concerns that the cyberthreat information-sharing bill will allow Web-based companies to share a wide amount of customer information with government agencies.
Cybercriminals are increasingly targeting small businesses due to their less sophisticated defenses, according to a new report from Symantec.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry called defending against cyberattacks a major part of maintaining security in Asia, and said Washington is forming working groups with China and Japan to address the issue.
Critics of a cyberthreat sharing bill say that a U.S. House of Representatives committee failed to make the changes necessary to allay fears about government surveillance.
Many large companies report to the SEC that Internet intruders cause little damage to their operations.
Organizations face malware-related events that bypass traditional defense technologies on their networks every three minutes, according to a new report released Wednesday by security vendor FireEye.
Recent massive cyberattacks that paralyzed computer networks at several South Korean banks and broadcasters, strongly suspected to have been launched by North Korean hackers, have prompted Washington and Seoul to come up with tough new countermeasures to stop Pyongyang from waging information warfare in the future.
Symantec believes the people behind both attacks were just doing their job because of the backdoor file's directory path leading to where the code was compiled on disk in the creator's computer.
A fight between anti-spam group Spamhaus and a Dutch web-hosting company has escalated into a large-scale DDoS attack that is causing widespread web congestion.
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