Posts Tagged: cyberattacks

U.S. Senate Takes On Controversial CISA Bill

U.S. Senate Takes On Controversial CISA Bill

November 23, 2015

Congress finally passed the bill to address Internet data breaches and cybersecurity, after years of delay and false starts. The Senate has been debating the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (S.754), or CISA, and finally, on October the 27th, had all the votes it needed to pass. The CISA bill, which claims the legislation, disguised as a surveillance bill […]

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FTC Can Crack Down On Sloppy Company Cybersecurity

FTC Can Crack Down On Sloppy Company Cybersecurity

October 20, 2015

According to an appeals court ruling, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission has the right to take action against any company that fails to protect customer data. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit upheld the FTC’s 2012 lawsuit against Wyndham Worldwide, a hotel and time-share operator. Three data breaches in 2008 and 2009 […]

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Alleged Cybertheft May Cause US Sanctions Against China

Alleged Cybertheft May Cause US Sanctions Against China

September 4, 2015

The Washington Post is reporting several administration officials who spoke on the condition of anonymity that the Obama administration is making unprecedented economic sanctions against China over online spying. The Post reported that the sanctions would be “against Chinese companies and individuals who have benefited from their government’s cybertheft of valuable US trade secrets.” An […]

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United States Accused of Launching Cyberattack Against French Government

United States Accused of Launching Cyberattack Against French Government

November 21, 2012

Typical cyberattack stories these days, at least ones involving the United States, are usually about some other country or mysterious hacker trying to access the U.S. networks. However, the United States has been accused of launching its very own cyberattack against none other than France, a claim that the U.S. Government has denied. According to […]

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