Because hacktivist groups want to draw attention to a cause or message, companies need to coordinate information technology and public relations teams to combat the threat and respond to attacks, according to Greg Nowak of the Information Security Forum.
Fewer than a quarter of all U.S. government websites have taken mandated steps to protect against man-in-the-middle exploits, NextGov.com recently reported.
Less than a month after launching its "bug bounty" program that offers cash rewards to independent computer security researchers who report vulnerabilities affecting the site, Facebook announced it has paid out $40,000 in reward money.
Hackers recently compromised the computer security system of DigiNotar, a Dutch company that generates digital Secure Sockets Layer certificates to authenticate websites, leaving certain users vulnerable to attack.
A Florida-based financial services firm lost about $13 million due to a sophisticated and highly coordinated computer security breach last spring.
he U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team recently discovered Maine's Central Voter Registration application was infected with malware, potentially compromising sensitive data.
As part of an ongoing protest against San Francisco's Bay Area Rapid Transit, Anonymous recently posted explicit photos of BART spokesman Linton Johnson on its BARTlulz blog.
Social networking has become one of the most popular forms of Internet communication. It's easy-to-use, you can stay in touch with friends and family at a distance, and share ideas. Unfortunately, the convenience and popularity of these sites have also led them to be utilized by identity thieves and scammers. Antivirus software can protect you from threats on your social networking sites.
Children are learning to use the Internet earlier and earlier nowadays. In a day and age where 6-year-olds have Facebook accounts, parental controls and antivirus software have never been more necessary for keeping your children and your computer safe.
Yale University faces tough questions after recently discovering an internet file accessible via Google contained the names and Social Security numbers of about 43,000 students, faculty, staff and alumni.
Mike Harris of Illinois and Jeff Dunstan of California have filed a class action lawsuit against consumer information provider ComScore, alleging the company's tactics violate users' privacy and compromise their computer security.
With the Internet's constantly increasing popularity, we may tend to forget the risks associated with using it. The majority of computer viruses spread through the Internet.
A recently released Chinese military propaganda video includes brief footage of a Chinese computer being used to attack a Falun Gong website via an American internet address.
The medical records of nearly 300,000 Californians were recently posted online without any internet security protections, leaving them vulnerable to hackers and other fraudsters, according to The Associated Press.