In a span of just days, two prominent congressmen who have long advanced cybersecurity at the federal level announced that they will not be seeking reelection in 2022. Reps. Jim Langevin, D-R.I., and John Katko, R-N.Y., will, however, pursue a cyber agenda throughout the remainder of their terms.
OpenSubtitles, a website providing free movie subtitles, confirmed to its users today that it had been hacked last August and the hacker had demanded a ransom to remain silent about the attack and to delete the leaked data. This data breach affected 6,783,158 users.
VPN Lab, known for its alleged wide use by ransomware threat actors, has been shut down. Fifteen servers associated with VPNLab.net were seized or disrupted based on multiple international investigations tying the VPN service provider to cybercrime operations, according to Europol.
Privacy regulators in Europe last year imposed known fines totaling more than $1.2 billion under the EU's General Data Protection Regulation, including two record-breaking sanctions, law firm DLA Piper finds. The total value of fines in 2021 was nearly a sevenfold increase from that seen in 2020.
With 16% of U.S. citizens using a cryptocurrency trading platform, OCC acting Chief Michael Hsu urges collaborative efforts to pass cryptocurrency regulations, which he says could lead to greater innovation in the space.
More than a year after the December 2020 cyberattack on Accellion's File Transfer Appliance, the company has agreed to an $ 8.1 million settlement to resolve a class action against it following the data exposure that resulted in the theft of both consumer and patient data.
The FCC is considering changes to its breach notification requirements for telecommunication companies. FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel confirmed in a statement this week that the agency is strengthening its rules for both customer and federal law enforcement notification of breaches involving customer proprietary...
Police in Ukraine have arrested five individuals on suspicion of using ransomware to extort more than 50 companies across the United States and Europe, as well as to provide an IP-changing service to international hackers to help them distribute malware, steal sensitive data and disrupt sites.
Proofpoint, which was acquired by private equity firm Thoma Bravo in 2021, has merged with Dathena, a New York-based AI data protection platform. Dathena's platform will address the need in Proofpoint's cloud management platform for safeguards against breaches and data exposure.
Amid a surge in cryptocurrency investment - particularly across DeFi - blockchain experts warn that lax security was a main factor in $1.3 billion in cryptoassets being lost to hacks, exploits and scams in 2021. The losses, according to CertiK, rose from $500 million in 2020.
The Cyberspace Administration of China's new regulation for companies that offer algorithm-based recommendation services has been met with caution. Some statements in the regulation, which is to go into effect on March 1, are vague enough to be abused, and confidentiality is also a concern.
Top U.S. cybersecurity leaders continue to warn against the peril of Apache Log4j vulnerabilities, confirming on Monday that hundreds of millions of devices worldwide are likely affected by the logging utility flaw, although the response, in terms of scope and speed, has been "exceptional."
The EU's law enforcement agency, Europol, has been ordered by a watchdog to not retain for longer than six months any personal data it stores pertaining to individuals who reside in the EU, unless it has ascertained that the individuals are tied to an investigation or criminal activities.
French data protection agency CNIL has imposed fines of $170 million on Google and $66 million on Facebook for not complying with cookie regulations. The watchdog has ruled that the firms should make opting out of cookies as simple as opting in, or pay a $113,000 fine for each day of delay.
A California man has pleaded guilty to his role in a scheme to commit a $50 million wire and securities fraud that involved the creation of fake websites to solicit funds from investors, the Department of Justice announced Wednesday.