The Web certificate-issuing failed to update one of its Web servers, which allowed a hacker to access it and led to the company ceasing operations for more than a week last year.
GlobalSign, which provides digital certificates used to authenticate Web sites, says it is investigating Iranian hacker's claim that he compromised the company.
After a CNET article reports potential security vulnerability with the electric power grid, two U.S. senators call for a federal investigation.
Iranian hacker who claims responsibility for breaches at certificate authorities threatens broader attacks. Firefox maker gives digital-certificate sellers a week to boost security.
Internet crooks are adept at breaching Web security techniques, which makes it more important than ever for people to verify sites before they visit them.
VeriSign discloses in quarterly SEC filing that hackers stole data in successful attacks, but doesn't say what data was stolen.
FERC says it "does not have jurisdiction" over companies issuing digital signatures used for power grid authentication, and says existing law "is not adequate" to guard against cyberattack.
Digital signatures that protect access to power-plant control systems are highly insecure, an industry leader warns -- and some companies want to make the problem worse.
Claiming credit for the cyberattack against Dutch certificate company DigiNotar, Comodohacker is threatening to release other fake certificates.
The security world doesn't trust the Web. Symantec wants to prove naysayers wrong.