Anti-missile system details sold on eBay

US missile secrets have been found on a used hard drive bought from an online auction site.

EU legislator claims Internet needs to be policed

Conservative British MEP Malcolm Harbour has reiterated his support for government regulation of the Internet. "Clearly the Internet has to be policed because it is being used for illicit activities such as terrorist activities, child pornography, child trafficking and so on," Harbour told the European Union parliamentary website.

Swedish man accused of Cisco, NASA hacks

A computer hacker has been accused of breaking into computer systems at network manufacturer Cisco and NASA.

INSA endorses US cyber security review

The INSA (Intelligence and National Security Alliance) has endorsed the Obama administration's decision to conduct a comprehensive cyber security study. The organization also proposed the appointment of a "single cyber security official" to clarify the roles, mission, and responsibilities of relevant government agencies.

UPDATED: Twitter hacker leaks info, peek behind the scenes at Obama

Yet again, the Twitter website is seeing security intrusions. This time, an administrator account at the microblogging website has been breached giving individuals a preview to the accounts of high profile users. Twitter CEO Biz Stone  confirmed that “unauthorized access” was gained earlier this week. Apparently, only 10 individual accounts were viewed.

Nefarious phishing attack plagues Facebook users

An unspecified number of Facebook members recently found themselves the target of a nefarious phishing scheme designed to steal user names and passwords.

Panda unveils cloud-based antivirus

Panda Security has introduced a beta cloud-based antivirus. According to Panda, the free thin-client offers 50 percent "less impact on PC performance compared to the industry average." In addition, the new antivirus reportedly processes and blocks malware "more efficiently" than locally installed products.

Mozilla updates Firefox, fixes critical flaw

Mozilla has released an upgrade for the popular Firefox browser. Version 3.0.10 reportedly corrects a critical flaw that caused frequent crashes for a number of users. 

US-CERT issues vulnerability warning for Adobe Reader

A new Adobe Reader vulnerability has reportedly been discovered. According to US-CERT (US Computer Emergency Readiness Team), the vulnerability is due to an error in the "getAnnots()" JavaScript function.

UK workers would sell company data for food

The recession must be hitting staff in the UK harder than we thought - two percent of them say they would sell company secrets for the price of a decent meal.

Intel talks crystal balls

Up and coming semiconductor maker, Intel, whipped out its crystal balls in London last week in a bid to tell us what we'll all be buying in ten years' time. 

Smiths Detection unveils new handheld bio warfare detection device

Smiths Detection has unveiled a handheld biological testing unit designed for military and emergency response applications. Bio-Seeq Plus provides on-site identification of biological warfare agents (BWAs) such as Anthrax (pX01 & pX02), Tularemia, Plague and Pan Orthopox.

Cyberthreats: U.S. under attack every day, virtually

In the post-9/11 world, Susan Brenner, an NCR professor of law and technology at the University of Dayton, worries about terrorists using cybercrime for their own purposes. This week, Defense Secretary Robert Gates told CBS News that the United States is "under cyber-attack virtually all the time, every day" and that the Defense Department plans to more than quadruple the number of cyber experts it employs to ward off such attacks. This is not your grandma's Internet.

White House may take control of cybersecurity

The White House should take direct control of US cybersecurity - with a little help from the private sector - according to the official who has just completed a national review of net security.

Rogue spambots capable of sending 25,000 messages per hour

A recent study conducted by Marshal8e6 has determined that the insidious Xarvester and Rustock spambots are capable of disseminating over 25,000 messages per hour.

Novell to secure US Navy networks

The US Navy Cyber Defense Operations Command (NCDOC) has selected Novell's Sentinel to help secure various computer networks. The platform integrates identity data with security event management, which facilitates the efficient monitoring of resources across geographically dispersed networks.

World's largest malware network discovered

The world's largest-ever malware network has been uncovered, affecting 1.9 million corporate, government and consumer computers.

US eyes military cyber command

The Obama administration is reportedly poised to announce the creation of a new military cyber command. National Security Agency (NSA) Director Keith Alexander is currently the top candidate for the post.

Nefarious Conficker worm racks up $9.1 billion bill

Researchers at the Cyber Secure Institute estimate that the nefarious Conficker worm has racked up a staggering $9.1 billion bill.

Chinese blamed for hack into Joint Strike Fighter system

Security at the $300 billion Joint Strike Fighter project has been breached by spies, with the finger being pointed at China.