Greg Hoglund, CEO of HBGary, admits that lackluster security at his company played a central role in the breach that led to the release of some 50,000 company emails, but also disputes common understanding and reported details of the hack and the group behind it, going so far as to say there was actually no hack at all.
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The takedown of the Rustock botnet has measurably reduced the amount of spam e-mail, according to an IBM Internet Security Systems report.
Adobe said it is releasing security updates on Monday to address a critical vulnerability in Adobe Flash Player that is being exploited in the wild and could allow a remote attacker to take control of the affected system.
There has been no respite from the tsunami of scam-emails taking advantage of the natural disaster-nuclear meltdown combo punch that is hitting Japan, according to research from Kaspersky Labs.
U.S. hosting firms accounted for the bulk of the command and control centers for the Rustock botnet, with many firms claiming that they had no idea they were harboring an illegal criminal network on their infrastructure, according to a story in Krebsonsecurity.com.
Greg Hoglund, CTO of HBGary, admits that lackluster security played a central role in the breach that led to the release of some 50,000 company emails, but also disputes common understanding and reported details of the hack, going so far as to say there was actually no hack at all.
Reports indicate that the massive drop in spam levels are linked to the sudden disappearance of the Rustock botnet. However, recent history suggests the interruption may only be temporary.
A former CIA Director says the U.S. Government is being too secretive about cybersecurity vulnerabilities.
Web sites are chronically insecure, according to new data from security firm WhiteHat Security.
The latest version of Microsoft’s Internet Explorer promises to make it harder for malicious hackers to push dodgy Web applications onto end user systems, with a new Application Reputation filter.