The Norwegian military has admitted it was hit by a “massive” phishing cyber attack in March, according to a report from Techworld.com.
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A former Bank of America employee was sentenced to twenty seven
months in prison after installing software on the bank’s computers that
allowed him to steal thousands of dollars from ATMs, according to an
Associated Press report.Rodney Reed Caverly of Mint Hill, N.C.
was ordered to pay $419,310.90 in restitution, according to the U.S.
Attorney’s office in Charlotte. Caverly, who worked for BOA’s IT
department, plead guilty last year after it was discovered he’d
programmed certain BOA ATMs “to make fraudulent and unauthorized
disbursements of cash.”
In the aftermath following April’s mammoth Sony PlayStation Network breach, the company’s Chief Executive warns of a “bad new world” of cyber crime in an interview with The Wall Street Journal on Tuesday.
The security geeks at Geek.com were busy this weekend, after Web security firm zScaler found evidence that an exploit kit was using malicious iframe attacks to try to attack visitors to the company’s Web site, according to a Zscaler report Sunday.
The White House on Thursday proposed a new federal data breach notification law in an attempt to clarify a mish-mash of laws already on record. The notification comes as part of a much-delayed cybersecurity legislative proposal unveiled on Capitol Hill this week.
A student at New York’s Rochester Institute of Technology
(RIT) has been arrested for producing hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of
fake coupons and posting them to 4chan and other websites.
Lucas Henderson, a 22-year old computer security student
from Lubbock, Texas was charged with wire fraud and trafficking counterfeit
goods when he turned himself into a Rochester, New York federal court on
Attacks targeted at users of Apples Mac OSX may be more common than previously thought, according to a post on Kaspersky Lab’s Securelist blog.
For a company already bloodied by bad press over its pursuit of
console hackers, its DRM rootkit and laptop battery recalls in 2006 and
2008, you wouldn’t think things could get worse for Sony.
One thing that doesn’t puff up a company’s standing with its
customers is planting stealth spying software on their computers. The
other is making a point of taking them to court for liking your platform
Maybe the only thing worse than having the master key to
your company’s incredibly valuable video gaming platform published online by a
brilliant and iconoclastic hacker is having the social networking account for
the fictitious TV personality your company spent millions of dollars creating
forward said master key to his tens of thousands of giddy followers.