FTC threatens fines for health apps that fail to report compromised data

The consumer protection agency clarified a 2009 rule meant to help Americans understand when their data is shared improperly.

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CISA hires long-time cyber pro Kiersten Todt as chief of staff

by Tim Starks • 6 days ago

It's a key hire for Jen Easterly, who has served as director of CISA since mid-July and who has been ramping up her own plans for the agency.

Civil liberties groups pressure White House to fill surveillance oversight board

by Tonya Riley • 1 week ago

Civil rights groups say the shotage at the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board is leaving surveillance abuses unchecked.

Money launderer connected to North Korean government hackers, 'Hushpuppi' is sentenced to 11 years

by Jeff Stone • 1 week ago

Ghaleb Alaumary faced up to two decades behind bars.

IRS used vape store receipts to gather evidence against alleged Ukrainian scammer

by Jeff Stone • 2 weeks ago

A number of innocuous messages proved valuable for U.S. investigators trying to slow an accused identity thief.

Cyber Command alerts US firms of 'ongoing' hacks targeting Atlassian enterprise software

by Jeff Stone • 2 weeks ago

The warning comes after a similar advisory from the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security.

FBI warns of 'large increase' in sextortion attacks, with $8 million in reported losses in 2021

by Jeff Stone • 2 weeks ago

The FBI bulletin confirms what many cybercrime researchers may have already feared: Sextortion scams are prevalent, and profitable.

Hacker, money launderer sentenced to prison for scamming tax preparers and COVID-19 relief programs

by Tim Starks • 2 weeks ago

The scheme, which included a money laundering operation, netted $280,000 from COVID-19 relief in one state alone.

Breach notification window, accountability are focus of coming fight on cyber legislation in Congress

by Tim Starks • 3 weeks ago

Industry groups favor a House bill over a stricter Senate proposal.

Justice Department adds fellowship program to boost legal efforts against cybercrime

by Tonya Riley • 3 weeks ago

U.S. prosecutors are keeping busy with ransomware attacks, money laundering and similar issues.

FBI warns that Hive ransomware hackers are calling victims by phone

by Jeff Stone • 3 weeks ago

Some apparent victims have a reported revenue of over a million dollars.