"We never negotiate" might be the expectation whenever law enforcement or government agencies get targeted by criminals or even "cyberterrorists." But outside Hollywood, the reality too often turns out to be far less rigid.
Privacy can be a true game changer for Indian enterprises in 2016. But to get there, then privacy practitioners and leaders must help ensure discussion evolves into how privacy can help organizations drive business growth.
Law enforcement and intelligence agencies will have plenty of chances to snoop on criminals, terrorists and citizens even as communications vendors enable default encryption on mobile devices, a study from Harvard University says.
CERT-In has inked a new cybersecurity agreement with Malaysia, Singapore and Japan to promote information sharing and threat detection. What challenges will these nations face, given their diverse cultures and priorities?
Global restaurant chain Wendy's is investigating a suspected data breach following fraud patterns tied to credit and debit cards used at some of its locations. Two card issuers confirm that they've seen signs of related fraud in some U.S. regions.
Three banks and a pharmaceutical company in India are reported to have been hacked by attackers who compromised IT administrators' computers using Lechiffre ransomware, demanding payment in bitcoins. How should CISOs defend against extortion?
Cybercriminals are in mourning after the shocking announcement from Oracle that it will deep-six its beloved Java Web browser plug-in technology, owing to browser makers failing to support "standards based" plug-ins.
Cyber-extortion attacks, especially those involving DDoS gangs that threaten disruptions unless the targeted organization pays a bitcoin ransom, are on the rise. Experts describe how organizations should respond to - and resist - these attacks.
How many networking vendors - like Juniper - have been selling devices with backdoors attackers could use to intercept and decrypt communications? Some networking giants say they've launched code reviews. But why are eight vendors staying silent?
Networking giant Fortinet warns that more products than it initially suspected have a hardcoded password that attackers could abuse to remotely gain backdoor access to vulnerable devices. But why did the flaws take so long to be found?
Security experts are warning that Chinese networking product manufacturer TP-Link has been shipping routers with a WiFi password that's based on their MAC address, thus making their passwords easy for would-be attackers to sniff.
The Ukrainian energy sector is being targeted by fresh phishing attacks, the country's computer emergency response team warns. But it's not clear who's behind those campaigns, or a recent malware infection at Kiev's main airport.