The Department of Justice has announced that it is creating a dedicated cybersecurity unit, with an eye on prevention rather, reports Gizmodo.
Following the release of confidential documents and four unreleased films, as reported by We Live Security here, the bad news for Sony continued as it was reported that the company's own PlayStation servers were used to distribute the stolen data, The Independent reports.
Police in the UK are facing an uphill struggle to deal with modern threats and cybercrime, reports the BBC, with the current methods involving "policing the crimes of today with the methods of yesterday."
Gamers have become major targets for hackers - from large-scale attacks against gaming companies, to small-scale scams carried out via game chat channels. But a few easy security steps should help keep your precious rig at full speed - and safe.
The Australian government is to conduct its first review into the country's cyber security since 2008, ABC Australia reports.
Technology might evolve, but cyber gangs rely on tried-and-tested tactics. With a bit of care and attention, it’s easy to sort the genuine bargains from the too-good-to-be-true fakes.
A new study has revealed that as many as one in six Britains have fallen victim to a cyber attack.
It's easy to imagine that ALL connected devices - from fridges to CCTV cameras - are a security nightmare, but there are simple, sensible steps you can take to lock these risks down.
The long-term health effects of electronic cigarettes - or E-cigarettes - are still open for discussion - but the devices could harm your computer, at least if one report is to be believed.
Cybercriminals once again had gamers in their sights this week, with leaks of multiple account details and a new Steam scam - but there was good news in the form of upgraded security on Whatsapp, and dawning awareness on privacy.
More than half of British firms would consider hiring computer hackers in the face of a severe skills shortage - and more than 50% of executives said that they would consider hiring an expert even if they had a criminal record
The U.S. State Department has shut down its entire unclassified email system after a suspected intrusion - and technicians are now working to beef up email security systems.
A year ago, Silk Road 2 appeared on the dark web, after the original Silk Road site's illegal drug trade was shut down by the FBI. Now, Wired reports Silk Road 2 has met a similar fate to its predecessor.
IT security staff have spent the last few weeks fighting hackers in the White House, after a computer network was breached. But can we tell who was behind the attack?
A study by Microsoft has revealed that 42 percent of Americans face 'weekly or daily' attacks by cybercriminals trying to access their computers, Network World reports.
Most internet users have faced some kind of problems with internet trolls - and a new study has thrown light on who they are. We discuss how best to deal with the online pests.
There is growing concern that in the rush to embrace technology to save and improve the lives of patients, medical scientists may have forgotten something important: security.
Make sure you are running a half-decent browser, don't ignore browser security warnings, and enable two-factor authentication. That appears to be the lesson to learn from the latest attack on Chinese internet users.
Law makers in Britain are discussing a dramatic increase in sentencing for serious hacking offences, according to The Register. Currently in discussion in the country's upper house, The House of Lords, the move looks to overhaul the Computer Misuse Act 1990, and includes a possible life sentence for serious hackers.
Over 4 million UPnP devices could be used to assist in distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, Akamai has warned.