"Web service provider Dyn said Saturday evening that a cyberattack that disrupted huge chunks of the Internet Friday is under investigation, and that the company is looking out for other digital assaults."
"The world should brace itself for more physically destructive hacks, two senior cybersecurity officials said Wednesday, warning that a more dangerous era of hacking was already upon us."
"A person who had access to the nation's deepest secrets, Robert Gates, the former CIA chief and U.S. Secretary of Defense from 2006 to 2011, is lot more open in retirement."
"Half of American adults are in a face-recognition database, according to a Georgetown University study released Tuesday."
"Recently leaked "Panama Papers" have shaken politics across the world. This has resulted in a change of the Prime Minister of Iceland, while exposing other top officials like the British Prime Minister and President of Russia. This unprecedented leak of financial and attorney-client information, spans four decades from the law firm Mossack Fonseca and reveals that sensitive information belonging to any company is vulnerable."
"Risk expert and regular columnist Annie Searle
shares her thoughts on recent incidents of major
misconduct in the industry and asks whether financial
institutions and regulators will ever get to grips with
the conduct challenge."
"Even after two big shuffles at the top, Wells Fargo is still working from the same playbook. And for the bank’s stockholders, that could mean more frustration lies ahead."
"It was clear John Stumpf, chief executive of Wells Fargo & Co., was in trouble on Sept. 20, when senators from both parties castigated him over the bank’s sales practices."
"Geofeedia bills itself as a way for marketers to reach potential customers through geotagged "hashtag listening," but they also sell it to police departments for "predicting, analyzing and acting on social media conversations," like, say, peaceful protests."
"In 2005, the year John G. Stumpf became president of Wells Fargo, Julie Tishkoff, then an administrative assistant at the bank, wrote to the company’s human resources department about what she had seen: employees opening sham accounts, forging customer signatures and sending out unsolicited credit cards."
"Donald Trump describes himself as a businessman. And he says he wants to run the government more like a business."
"By now you may already know that Yahoo worked as a US government tool by allowing the National Security Agency (NSA) to scan the email accounts of millions of Yahoo users worldwide. You may also know that Yahoo suffered a massive data breach in which more than 5 million of its accounts were stolen, that happened in 2014 but the company didn’t bother to inform users until last month."
"I’m back in the classroom, and my cup is running over."
"Verizon may be getting cold feet with its acquisition of Yahoo. Reportedly, it's asking for a $1 billion discount on the original $4.8 billion deal for the Internet company."
"The University of Washington will host a center to assist reconnaissance missions to natural disasters around the world. Researchers hope to glean valuable information about disaster resilience before it vanishes in the chaos."
"A system intended to scan emails for child pornography and spam helped Yahoo satisfy a secret court order requiring it to search for messages containing a computer “signature” tied to the communications of a state-sponsored terrorist organization, several people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday."
"Yahoo’s trust with users is damaged today by a Reuters report that claims the company developed a custom program to search all users’ incoming email for specific queries given by U.S. intelligence officials."
"Yahoo's disclosure that hackers stole user data from at least 500 million accounts in 2014 has highlighted shortcomings in U.S. rules on when cyber attacks must be revealed and their enforcement."
"So now we have a federal CISO (Brigadier General [retired] Gregory J. Touhill) as part of the OMB (Office of Management and Budget). But what does that really mean?"
"If the goal is to keep corporate executives honest, compensation clawbacks aren’t doing the job."
"As we now well know, Wells Fargo not only opened millions of unauthorized client accounts, but the bank also fostered a corporate culture so toxic that an astounding 5,300 employees have been fired for their involvement in the companywide multiyear scheme."