Dutch government aims to shape ethical hackers' disclosure practices by publishing guidelines encouraging bug-finders to disclose security vulnerabilities in a responsible way.
While no DDoS attacks have yet been linked to mobile devices, one analyst is convinced it's only a matter of time before one spreads via smartphones.
Stolen social security numbers. Erased online identities. Pilfered payment information, and even hacked hotel locks. Yep, 2012 was a banner year for the bad guys.
The National Strategy for Information Sharing and Safeguarding is seen as a small step as lawmakers struggle with much broader regulations governing data sharing between government and private industry.
After a decade of contentious legal debate, the case of accused Hacker Gary McKinnon could finally be over with the announcement that he will not face charges in the UK.
A criminal organization recently busted by law enforcement distributed malware on Facebook using two separate botnets built from tools that are easily found in the hacker underground, a security expert said. The operation shows that deep technical knowledge is not needed to run a lucrative botnet.
As the use of smart connected devices expands, so do threats because while they may not look like computers, they are.
The group claims to have stolen information from the Department of Homeland Security Information Network, the Federal Reserve and Interpol
Hosting facilities for networks must become more adept at filtering software bots that foster denial-of-service attacks, because they are as likely to abet such actions as infected home PCs, AT&T's chief security officer says.
A Texas grand jury has indicted Barrett Brown, who is accused of assisting the hacker collective Anonymous by posting a video containing threats as well as information about credit cards reportedly stolen after an Anonymous hack.