By now, everyone knows that if you shopped at Target and paid by credit card between November 27 and December 15, 2013, you may be vulnerable and a victim of this humongous breach of security.
The following is a post from Richard Domingues Boscovich, Assistant General Counsel, Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit.Two weeks after Microsoft filed its civil case in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas against the notorious Sirefef botnet, also known ZeroAccess, I am pleased to report that our disruption effort has been successful, and it appears that the criminals have abandoned their botnet.
In September 2013, we ran a live server exploitation exercise to see how long an unpatched and minimally configured cloud server instance could survive against financially motivated attackers when connected directly to the Internet. The exercise, referred to as The Gauntlet throughout the capture-the-flag-style contest, ran for 23 days across a collection of Microsoft Windows and Linux-based servers with varying combinations of applications and application frameworks installed.
The fruit themed toymaker Apple's legendary sloppy security has been brought into the spotlight again after it was revealed that you can turn on the laptops camera without the owner knowing.
The World Federation of Exchanges (WFE) announced the launch of the exchange industry’s first cyber security committee. The committee is tasked to combat systemic cyber abuse against world capital markets.
Today, social networking, mobile computing, and the realization that 21st century skills are a key ingredient to children’s success, make protecting kids online that much more significant, nearly a generation later. Last month in Brussels, Forum Europe held its second annual European Child Safety Online Conference to examine European and global cooperation toward a safer and better Internet for kids.
A mobile botnet called MisoSMS is giving the Android platform a kick in the botnets, stealing personal SMS messages and sending them to attackers in China.
A federal judge has ruled that the National Security Agency's phone record surveillance program is likely to be unconstitutional.
What happens when people, who are supposed to advocate openness and collaboration among developers, start to snipe at each other's ability to deliver the goods? It's like the Peloponnesian War without the hunky warriors, action, and historic relevance.
Beancounters at the security outfit Incapsula have added up all their numbers and divided by their shoe size and worked out that 61.5 percent of all website traffic is now generated by bots.
A Scottish sci-fi writer has cancelled the last installment in a trilogy about high-tech government spying after discovering that the NSA has been doing exactly what he described in his books.
Chinese hackers eavesdropped on the computers of five European foreign ministries before last September's G20 Summit, which was dominated by the Syrian crisis.
AVG, best known for its security software applications, has added WiFi Do Not Track (DNT) to is Android PirvacyFix app. This will kill all those comments about "Minority Report" and we are happy about anything that will stop people trying to sell us crap we don't want based on erroneous information that they've gotten through nefarious means. Suck it, retailers!
Morale at the US spook agency the NSA has plummeted, according to an officialish survey.
According to a report in ReadWrite:
Have a Google, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or Yahoo account? If so, you might want to change your password, stat. According to cybersecurity firm Trustwave, hackers using a nasty piece of work called the Pony Botnet Controller have stolen usernames and passwords for nearly two million accounts. The firm determined that a malicious keylogger installed on users’ computers was to blame.
In addition, CNN reported that the accounts hacked were:
Fox News, the unmitigated authority in open source technology, gave its viewers the gift of knowledge yesterday with its explanation of GitHub. Thanks Fox News!
Big content is effectively censoring Google in a way that the Chinese goverment can only dream of and no one appears to be stopping them.
Search engine Google is in hot water after a privacy watchdog saw orange and ruled that its method of bringing in personal data from its many different online services violates Dutch data protection law.
Spies in the land of the free were looking at what sort of porn people were downloading so that they might have a weapon with which to blackmail them.
British Prime Minster David Cameron has found support for his internet crackdown from the People's Republic of China.