Sep 05, 2014 -BP was accused of "gross misconduct" and "willful negligence" by a federal judge over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill and could face as much as $17 billion in fines. Apple announced it will be bolstering security alerts on its iCloud platform after celebrity accounts were hacked. And the Obama administration says the federal health insurance site HealthCare.gov has been breached.
Sep 04, 2014 -Barack Obama and David Cameron say the U.S. and U.K. will not be cowed by ISIS. The WHO says that more than 1,900 people have died from the Ebola virus. KrebsonSecurity states that research shows the Home Depot breach is of almost all its U.S. stores. Al Qaeda claims to be headed into India.
Sep 03, 2014 -U.S. Journalist Steven Sotloff has been beheaded by ISIS, which vowed to continue harming Western citizens. DHS is funding innovative cybersecurity research. Home Depot is investigating a possible data breach. And three planes have been grounded in the past 10 days due to passenger fights over reclining seats.
Sep 02, 2014 -U.S. military forces hit Somalia with airstrikes overnight, possibly targeting al Qaeda-affiliated group al Shabaab. More than 30 teenagers escaped from a juvenile detention center in Tennessee, and the manhunt continues for those who remain at large. A vulnerability in Apple's iCloud platform has reportedly led to the exploitation of several celebrities' accounts, but the company says the security hole has been patched. And more.
Aug 29, 2014 -The Ebola epidemic may affect up to 20,000 people, the World Health Organization has announced. An al Qaeda publication calls for lone-wolf attacks on U.S. sites, including an Air Force Academy. New clues have been found in the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, and more.
Aug 28, 2014 -The Ukrainian president is calling a U.N. Security Council meeting after Russian troops invaded Ukraine. The Secret Service and a security council have warned retailers about Backoff malware, which steals payment data. And JPMorgan and other large U.S. banks have been hacked.
Aug 27, 2014 -Britain must address the problem of terrorists using the nation as a homebase. The UN has accused IS of war crimes. Companies are facing a crisis over the limited pool of cybersecurity experts. Fears about cloud security are increasing among businesses. Healthcare systems remain vulnerable to data breaches.
Aug 26, 2014 -A cyberattack briefly shut down the Sony Corporation's PlayStation network on Sunday. The United States has sent surveillance planes to fly over Syria, pointing to possible airstrikes. The Federal Railroad Administration has funded two grants that total more than $350,000 for the development of a Short Line Safety Institute. And more.