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Cybersecurity

The evolving demographic of Defcon attendees shows that the hacker community, like all of us, is aging. But it’s also a reflection of how the threat landscape has changed. Web site defacements have given way to much more serious risks like financial fraud and unaddressed critical infrastructur...

The White House’s acting cybersecurity czar announced her resignation Monday, in a setback to the Obama administration’s efforts to better protect the computer networks critical to national security and the global economy. The resignation highlights the difficulty the White House has had...

It’s those other, gullible email users, which are a surprisingly large percentage of consumers, according to new survey data by the Messaging Anti-Abuse Working Group, an anti-spam trade organization. The survey of 800 people in the U.S. and Canada found that one out of six said they have responde...

For the first time, the Federal Trade Commission is shuttering an internet service provider it alleges, “recruits, knowingly hosts, and actively participates in the distribution of illegal, malicious and harmful electronic content” such as botnets and child porn. The company, doing business as 3...