Talking Cybersecurity

This week’s State of the Net panel on cybersecurity, timely-named “Cyber Security Under Trump: Stopping the Hacks,” examined how the new Administration could go about addressing the increasing need for a stiffer digital defense.

Hackers Are Always Watching

In our increasingly connected world, hackers are always watching and not even our biggest financial institutions are entirely safe. As Nicole Perlroth at the New York Times reports: A number of United States banks, including JPMorgan Chase and at least four others, were struck by hackers in a series of...

Fallout from the Breach

Via Julian Hattem at The Hill, last year’s massive data breach of Target may have led to the resignation of the company’s CEO: Less than a year after a major data breach that exposed the personal and financial information of as many as 110 million shoppers, Target CEO Gregg Steinhafel...

Number of the Day

70 million, which is the number of customers whose credit and debit card information was stolen when hackers took aim at retailer Target just before Christmas. As Don Reisinger of CNet reports: The news is the latest blow to Target, which in December revealed that hackers had stolen approximately 40...

Hacking a Conflict

With Syria currently a powder keg, the conflict has spread online. As Brendan Sasso of The Hill reports: Hackers aligned with Syrian President Bashar Assad were apparently behind an attack that shut down The New York Times website for several hours on Tuesday. The Syrian Electronic Army, a group of...

Years of Hacking

Hackers from China have been making the news recently as a number of American companies and government agencies have been the victims snooping. But as Michael Isikoff of NBC News reports, attacks from behind the Great Firewall have been happening for a while now: The U.S. secretly traced a massive...

Hacks From Behind the Great Firewall

Despite strong warnings from the Obama administration, hackers in China are still attacking America’s networks. As David E. Sanger and Nicole Perlroth of the New York Times report: Three months after hackers working for a cyberunit of China’s People’s Liberation Army went silent amid evidence that they had stolen data...

Wooing Hackers

In the New York Times, Nicole Perlroth looks at efforts by the Department of Homeland Security to recruit young hackers in order to combat cyberassaults: In the eighth grade, Arlan Jaska figured out how to write a simple script that could switch his keyboard’s Caps Lock key on and off...

Protecting Networks

Over at The Hill, Jennifer Martinez reports President Obama is set to meet with various CEOs today. The topic of conversation: The president will discuss efforts to address the cyber threat facing the country and get the executives’ feedback on how the government and private sector can forge a relationship...

Lobbying Together

Cecilia Kang of the Washington Post reports a new lobbying coalition has been put together by a number of Internet companies: Internet titans Facebook, Google, Amazon and Yahoo on Wednesday will launch a new lobbying association to counter efforts by federal regulators to strap new rules to their industry. The...