FBI shifting cybercrime focus from arrests, indictments to payment seizures, incident response

One top FBI official said the FBI would try to replicate its approach to recovering funds in the Colonial Pipeline case.

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White House hosts open-source software security summit in light of expansive Log4j flaw

by Tim Starks • 5 days ago

The meeting will combine tech leaders with feds.

FCC wants to revamp data breach laws for telecom carriers

by Tonya Riley • 6 days ago

The rule change could create additional reporting requirements for companies.

CISA issues advisory on state-sponsored hacking amid Russia, Ukraine tension

by Tonya Riley • 7 days ago

The advisory singled out critical infrastructure as being especially at risk.

If hackers are exploiting the Log4j flaw, CISA says we might not know yet

by Tim Starks • 1 week ago

The agency harkened back to the long delay between vulnerability discovery and the Equifax breach.

Feds' spending on facial recognition tech expands, despite privacy concerns

by Tonya Riley • 1 week ago

CyberScoop identified more than 20 contracts since a government watchdog warned agencies about unmitigated use of the technology.

FTC warns of potential penalties for firms that fail to fix Log4j software flaws

by Tonya Riley • 2 weeks ago

The agency says the warning applies to future vulnerabilities too.

CISA, Five Eyes issue guidance meant to slow Log4Shell attacks

by Tonya Riley • 4 weeks ago

The joint agencies "assess that exploitation of these vulnerabilities, especially Log4Shell, is likely to increase and continue over an extended period."

DHS issues emergency directive ordering all federal civilian agencies to address Log4j flaw

by AJ Vicens • 1 month ago

The directive lands amid escalating concern about the impact of the bug.

FTC settles with OpenX Technologies for $2 million for allegedly violating children's privacy law

by Tonya Riley • 1 month ago

The FTC also alleges that OpenX continued to collect geolocation data from some Android users even after they opted out of tracking.

CISA probes scope, potential fallout of Log4j vulnerability

by Tim Starks • 1 month ago

CISA is urgently trying to catalog all affected products, an official told reporters Tuesday.