Governments in 2015 lost more data from simple mishandling than from cases of cyber espionage, found security analysts in a new report.
The FBI managed to unlock a second iPhone on Monday, which it previously asserted it needed Apple's assistance to unlock, because someone gave the agency the passcode.
The U.S. Marine Corps is taking the fight to the cyber domain. As part of a larger effort to improve the U.S. military's cyber force, the service recently launched its Marine Corps Cyberspace Warfare Group, or MCCYWG.
The FBI on Monday dropped its charges against Apple, in a legal battle that had the federal government attempting to force the company to unlock the iPhone 5C of San Bernardino shooter Syed Farook.
A study of content on the Tor darknet revealed that, of 2,713 active websites, 1,547 were illicit – but only 140 were associated with extremism.
The Justice Department has indicted seven Iranian hackers who were responsible for a 176-day distributed denial of service, or DDoS, campaign aimed at the U.S. financial sector. This is the first time the U.S. government has formally charged state-sponsored individuals for trying to disrupt networks of key U.S. industries, according to The Washington Post.
The three accused Syrian nationals largely undertook spear-phishing and extortion schemes in support of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's government, according to two criminal complaints the U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of Virginia unsealed Tuesday. However, some of the activities appeared to be targeted purely for personal gain.
The New York Times reported that the coordinated Paris attacks in November 2015 did not rely heavily on encryption technology, but rather on prepaid "burner" phones that were brand new and promptly discarded after the attackers exchanged communications over only several activated minutes.
Obama administration officials are reportedly engaging the tech community on how to counter the spread of violent extremism and propaganda through online platforms and social media, but civil liberties groups say they've been excluded from the conversation.
The U.S. military's Cyber Command has begun using cyber attacks to disrupt the Islamic State's ability to operate and communicate over the digital battlefield, said Defense Secretary Ashton Carter during a Monday press briefing.