Twitter has dropped a federal lawsuit that sought to quash an administrative summons, which the government subsequently withdrew, seeking records for an account that's critical of U.S. policy. It's one of many accounts suspected to have been created by disgruntled government employees.
A report outlining new ways to recruit and retain cybersecurity professionals in the U.S. federal government leads the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report. Also, the sector considered the most cybersecurity challenged, and the growing interest in virtual private networks.
The U.S. regulation that forbid ISPs from selling information about web activity without a customer's permission is gone. But it's still possible to maintain privacy on the Web even if prying eyes are watching.
Following the Westminster attack in London, Britain's home secretary scapegoated social networks and end-to-end encryption communications. Is it possible her government has a messy domestic political issue that it's trying to avoid discussing?
An analysis of British Home Secretary Amber Rudd's call for law enforcement to gain access to encrypted communications services, such as WhatsApp, leads the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report. Also, a preview of ISMG's Fraud and Breach Prevention Summit in San Francisco.
Cloud services firm Coupa is one of the latest business email compromise victims, after a fraudster pretending to be its CEO faked out the HR department and stole all of its 2016 employees' W-2 forms. Security experts say rigorous training remains the only viable defense.
McDonald's home food delivery app in India leaked sensitive personal information relating to 2.2 million users. But the restaurant giant only addressed the insecure API after a researcher went public one month after informing McDonald's about the problem.
With ransomware attackers having already launched attack code with themes ranging from horror movies and Pokemon to Hitler to cats, it was only a matter of time before they decided to beam Star Trek's Kirk and Spock direct to would-be victims' PCs.
With apologies to Troy Hunt, the last thing you want to see in the morning as you're having your first cup of coffee and scanning the interwebz for cat videos is a notice from his "Have I Been Pwned" breach-alert service.
Britain's GCHQ intelligence agency dismissed as "utterly ridiculous" claims that it conducted surveillance on then-candidate Donald Trump at the request of President Obama. The White House reportedly apologized to the British government for its comments.
If Yahoo's 2014 breach had been the result of an in-house Russian intelligence project, the hack probably would not have triggered a U.S. indictment. But Russia has landed in a muddy puddle after apparently tapping freelance talent with an interest in criminal gain.
Don't trust the internet of things to maintain common-sense boundaries - or your privacy - as evidenced by a lawsuit against "sensual lifestyle products" manufacturer We-Vibe, alleging that its products tracked customers' usage patterns, indexed by their email addresses.
The ability of artificial intelligence to look for patterns in vast data - including large collections of unstructured data - is presenting new potential applications for bolstering the security of patient information, says Navin Budhiraja of Infosys.
FBI Director James Comey worries about data corruption, and he's focused on hackers altering data. But if government leaders feed false information into computer systems, what should IT and IT security practitioners do to protect data integrity?