Within one day of the disclosure of the flaw known as Heartbleed, an attacker posing as an authorized user broke into a corporate computer system, exploiting the vulnerability in the OpenSSL protocol, the breach detection firm Mandiant says.
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police have arrested and charged a 19-year-old London, Ontario, man for his alleged role in exploiting the Heartbleed vulnerability to steal data from the Canada Revenue Agency website.
Three years ago, trust on the Internet - or the lack thereof - focused, in part, on the faceless hacking groups such as Anonymous and LulzSec. Today, we have a face for this lack of trust, and it looks a lot like Uncle Sam and a Chinese Red Army cybersoldier.
President Obama has reportedly decided that the government shouldn't exploit encryption flaws, such as Heartbleed, in most instances unless there's "a clear national security or law enforcement need." But how should that need be determined?
As news of the Heartbleed bug continues to spread, government agencies in the U.S. and Canada are issuing statements on the vulnerability. Find out the latest on this threat and what thought-leaders are saying.
Security experts agree that the newly-discovered Heartbleed bug is a serious threat, but what are the specific risks, and how can they be mitigated? Thought-leaders offer insights and practical advice.
Security forums and experts are buzzing about the newly discovered Heartbleed bug, which allows anyone on the Internet to read the memory of systems protected by vulnerable versions of OpenSSL software.
Germany's Federal Office for Information Security is warning Internet users to scan their computers for malware and change their passwords following news of an ID theft case involving 18 million e-mail addresses and passwords.
In many if not most enterprises, the chief information security officer reports to the chief information officer. After all, enterprises cannot function without IT, and security is a support function to safeguard data and systems. Or is it?
Information services firm Experian is responding to news that two states are investigating a breach involving a subsidiary that allegedly provided information to a cybercriminal, saying there's been "inaccurate information" circulating online.