Alleged Adult Website Breach May Affect 412 Million Accounts

FriendFinder Networks Might Have Been Hit AgainFriendFinder Networks, which runs thousands of adult-themed sites in what it describes as a "thriving sex community," may have been breached again, according to a...

Symantec to Acquire LifeLock for $2.3 Billion

Security Vendor Looks for New Areas of GrowthSecurity vendor Symantec plans to integrate identity theft protection services into its product offerings with its just-announced $2.3 billion pending acquisition of LifeLock, which...

Trump Nominates Rep. Tom Price to Head HHS

GOP Doctor's Stances on Privacy, Security UnclearRep. Tom Price, R-Ga., a physician chosen by President-elect Trump to head the Department of Health and Human Services, has been an advocate of adding...

Massive Malvertising Campaign Hits MSN, Yahoo

Analyst: 'One of the Most Advanced Malvertising Attacks that I've Ever Witnessed'MSN and Yahoo are among the major websites hit by a wave of malicious advertisements that try to deliver malware...

Russian Gang Netted $3M Daily via Video Ad Fraud

Report: Advanced Botnet Mimics Human BehaviorA massive botnet run by a Russian cybercrime gang netted more than $3 million a day by generating fake views of online video advertisements, security firm...

$475,000 HIPAA Penalty for Tardy Breach Notification

Incident Involved Relatively Small Breach of Paper RecordsIn a reminder of HIPAA's tough requirements for breach notification, federal regulators have issued a $475,000 financial settlement and corrective action plan for Chicago-based...

Bitcoin Exchange Crackdown: Two Employees Plead Guilty

Coin.mx Laundered Ransomware Funds Connected to JPMorgan Chase Breach, Prosecutors SayTwo Florida men have pleaded guilty to helping operate an unlicensed bitcoin exchange, Coin.mx, as a result of a wide-ranging government...

Trump Executive Order May Shatter 'Privacy Shield' Pact

What Would Be the Impact If US-EU Agreement Gets Voided?European officials are asking the United States if the EU-U.S. deal for sharing personal information among businesses - dubbed the Privacy Shield...

Sizing Up Health Data Breaches Reported in 2017 So Far

Incidents Added to 'Wall of Shame' Have Been Relatively SmallWhat do the 22 health data breaches reported in 2017 that have been added to the federal "wall of shame" tally have...

Microsoft Advocates 'Digital Geneva Convention'

The Agreement Would Aim to Protect Civilians, Critical InfrastructureAre there rules in cyberspace? There aren't many, but Microsoft is proposing a "Digital Geneva Convention" that would set some internet norms for...

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MacBook Pro’s battery life problems could have a logical explanation

The latest in Apple laptops, the MacBook Pro has had a rocky reception since its reveal back in October.It appears one of the more...