Victims of hurricanes, wildfires and other disasters now face a second hit: The U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency inadvertently shared 2.3 million disaster survivors' personal data of with an agency contractor, leaving victims at increased risk from fraud and identity theft.
India is gradually entering into the league of those nations where critical infrastructure is controlled by the cyber architecture and therefore, naturally becoming an attractive target for the enemies of the state and countries, says S N Pradhan, director general of NDRF, Ministry of Home Affairs.
Life after WannaCry and NotPetya: Europol, the EU's law enforcement intelligence agency, wants member states to be able to rapidly respond to the next big cyberattack against Europe. But with warnings of ongoing Russian election interference campaigns, the next big attack may already be underway.
The National Internet Exchange of India, an autonomous body under the Ministry of Electronics and IT that maintains the .In registry and country code Top Level Domains, has switched to a new outsourcer for operations and maintenance. Some security experts are criticizing the move.
The U.S. military curtailed the internet access of an infamous Russian trolling operation around the mid-term elections in November 2018 to stem the spread of noxious disinformation and also directly contacted some of the troll-factory employees by name, the Washington Post reports.
Just days after Drupal warned of a "highly critical" flaw in its web services modules, hackers came calling, exploiting the content management system vulnerability to install cryptocurrency miners and other malicious software on sites, security experts warn.
Recent apparently state-sponsored hack attacks have hit dozens of companies in the U.S. and political parties in Australia. Officials say China and Iran appear to have escalated their online espionage campaigns, seeking to gather better intelligence and steal intellectual property.
A former U.S. Air Force counterintelligence agent was indicted for disclosing classified information and helping Iran compromise the computers of other U.S. intelligence agents. The case marks another damaging leak for the American government.
This Valentine's Day, authorities are once again warning individuals to watch out for anyone perpetrating romance scams. The FTC says Americans lost $143 million to romance scams in 2017, while in the U.K., Action Fraud says reported romance scam losses in 2018 topped $64 million.
With the general election approaching this spring to constitute the 17th Lok Sabha, cybersecurity leaders say India must be prepared to thwart foreign cyberthreats and protect electronic voting machines against hacking by using appropriate security measures.
In 2018, the Identity Theft Resource Center counted 1,244 U.S. data breaches - involving the likes of Facebook, Marriott and Exactis - that exposed 447 million sensitive records, such as Social Security numbers, medical diagnoses and payment card data.
FBI agents say the government shutdown is impeding their investigations, including cybersecurity probes, with the lack of funding compromising their ability to pay confidential informants and obtain warrants or subpoenas.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security says executive branch agencies are being targeted by attacks aimed at modifying Domain Name System records, which are critical for locating websites and services. The warning comes as security companies have noticed a rise in DNS attacks.
Although CERT-In says the hacking of Indian websites declined dramatically this year, based on reports it has received, some security experts argue that many hacking and other cybercrime incidents are never reported.
The battle against Russian disinformation is far from over. Two in-depth Senate reports have revealed that such campaigns continue despite efforts by social media companies to cleanse their platforms. Researchers say Facebook's Instagram may be the next battleground.