Samsung Android devices were deemed vulnerable by security researcher Terence Eden, as he bypassed the lock screen feature and gained access to the devices’ entire content.
Cybercrime is the second most active criminal activity in Europe after international drug trafficking, Europol says in its 2013 EU Serious and Organised Crime Threat Assessment.
A man convicted of hacking the AT&T website has been sentenced to 41 months in prison after accessing e-mail addresses of more than 120,000 Apple iPad owners.
Two hackers in the US were charged for stealing more than $40,000 from point-of-sale terminals loaded with malware and then sold on the Internet, according to cNet. Shahin Abdollahi and Jeffrey Thomas Wilkinson fraudulently placed the money onto Subway gift cards to make illegal purchases.
A new type of attack against the Transport Layer Security and Secure Sockets Layer protocols has been demonstrated by security researches during the 20th International Workshop on Fast Software Encryption.
The website of Philippine President Benigno Aquino was defaced by a local Anonymous group and freedom of speech messages were posted in an attempt to persuade the leader to handle the issue that started with Filipino occupation of a village in the Malaysian state of Sabah.
More than 50 percent of small and medium businesses (SMBs) are unprepared for a hack attack, according to a recent study by a specialty insurance company. Employee and contractor negligence was found responsible for most breach issues, followed by stolen or misplaced devices, procedural mistakes and stolen or lost paper files.
Organizations spend too much time worrying about cyber-attack techniques, while employees, former employees and contractors pose the biggest threat, the FBI told RSA Conference 2013.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) began legal actions against 29 people believed responsible for bombarding mobile phone users with some 180 million illicit SMS messages promoting “free” gift cards.
U.S. military systems were deemed highly vulnerable even to moderate cyber-attacks, as an 18-month study by the military’s Defense Science Board (DSB) revealed major security flaws.
There should be more honeypots and more regional computer emergency response teams (CERTs) to exchange better and faster sensitive data linked to information security, according to two in-house reports of the European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA).
Dropbox clients are once again targeted by a spam campaign after last year's hacking, though the file sharing service denies suffering a new data breach, according to ZDnet.
China has accused the US of repeatedly hacking high-profile military websites in China, including the official Chinese Defense Ministry and China Military Online sites.
After hacker group Anonymous Intelligence Agency: Par:AnoIA allegedly released 14 Gb of data belonging to the Bank of America and others, the bank said it was not breached and that a third-party was responsible.