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Existing security models and defensive technologies have not kept pace with the innovation of the attackers and the return on investment from traditional firewalls and anti-virus is rapidly decreasing.
The "worst Internet attack ever" slowed down millions of computers worldwide.
Secretary of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano, is looking for her own hackers — 600, the agency estimates.
CNBC's Scott Cohn reports China is again a cybersecurity focus. Also in the news, Andrew Auernheimer, known online as "Weev," was convicted and sentenced to 3.5 years for hacking 120,000 iPad users' personal information.
Mandiant, the cybersecurity firm that in February released a ground-breaking report detailing the suspected activities of a Chinese military hacking unit, told CNBC it is suffering the consequences of going public.
CNBC's Eamon Javers on the tension that arose as Washington pushed for cybersecurity cooperation with private industry. Even while President Obama raised the issue with new Chinese President Xi Jinping, U.S. CEOs are pushing for limits on government collaboration.
Cybersecurity threats against the U.S. are growing, President Obama said, as concerns rise about hacking attacks originating in China.
One expert says that a 12-year-old with the right tools could pose risks to companies and the U.S. economy.
A data breach apparently affecting the first lady of the United States, and singers Beyonce and Britney Spears—among others—resulted from an old-fashioned "pretexting" attack, rather than a sophisticated computer hack, a company told CNBC.
Authorities were grappling with how to respond to a website that posted what appears to be private financial information about top government officials and stars.
That's classified! Not anymore. US agencies like the FBI will begin sharing some classified information with companies to help prevent hack attacks.
CNBC's Scott Cohn reports on the growing number of CEOs speaking out on the danger that cyber threats pose to their company.
At the IHS CERAWeek Conference in Houston on Wednesday, CNBC spoke to BP CEO Bob Dudley about the persistent cyber threats that companies like his receive.
BP CEO Bob Dudley talks about the constant cyber-attacks to BP and how they protect themselves.
Chinese hackers are one problem. But so are employees who put company information online with their smartphones and tablets.
US intelligence officials are trying to figure out the motive behind recent corporate hack attacks -- and where the biggest threats lie.
Evernote, a Web-based note-sharing service, said it was resetting the passwords of its 50 million users because hackers managed to breach its computer network.
Businesses far too often fail to take basic steps to protect their digital infrastructure, or realize the biggest threat may be inside their own company.
Death is one of the only guarantees in life — that and taxes. And now, perhaps, getting hacked can be added to the list, and that's been a boon to the cyber-insurance industry.
CNBC's Scott Cohn reports on the growing problem of cyber attacks. Even Ben Bernanke addressed it in his testimony to Congress this week. Many companies, however, are wary of reporting attacks, he says, and that's a problem.
By attacking business computer networks, hackers are accessing company secrets and confidential strategies and creating huge losses for the overall economy.
China is working feverishly to counteract its slowest GDP growth in recent years, and one of the ways it’s doing so, say U.S. officials, is through the theft of American corporate secrets.
US businesses are enduring an unprecedented onslaught of cyber invasions from foreign governments, organized crime syndicates, and hacker collectives, all seeking to steal information and disrupt services, cybersecurity experts say.