A joint letter from some of Washington D.C.’s leading minds in the areas of defense and diplomacy is urging Congress to pass a cyber security bill in some form this year, saying that the U.S. is urgently in need of a new policy and ill-prepared for cyber attacks.
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The U.S.’s leading Internet Service Providers signed on to a new Federal Communications Commission code of conduct to limit the impact of major cyber security threats including botnets, attacks on the Domain Name System (DNS) and Internet routing attacks.
SAN FRANCISCO–The growing stream of attacks in recent years against government agencies, critical infrastructure, utilities and other vital networks has led to an increasingly heated debate around the concept of active defense and targeting the people and groups behind those attacks. That debate has been going on behind closed doors in Washington for years, but it spilled out into the public during a forum on the ethics and legality of active defense at the RSA Conference here Tuesday.
A report finds that around half of the Fortune 500 corporations and government agencies infected with the DNS Changer malware are still infected, two months after authorities moved to shut down the massive botnet.
The New York State Public Service Commission announced yesterday they’ll be looking into a data breach that may have exposed the personal information of almost two million customers to unknown attackers.