the Internet was “the Internet,” it was a breeding ground for worms that could
spread between loosely protected and networked machines. One of the first of
its kind, the now famous Morris worm, spread across the world over ARPANET, a
progenitor to the modern Internet designed by what was then the Advanced
Research Projects Agency (ARPA) for the Department of Defense.
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Nearly three months after marketing services firm Epsilon had its system breached, the company has begun to rebuild the security of its e-mail marketing platform.
While this spring’s PlayStation Network hack was certainly massive, a new infographic from Veracode illustrates just how sprawling the attack really was. The graphic traces the breach back to April’s “external intrusion” and eventual shuttering of Sony’s online gaming
network along with the subsequent hack of Sonypictures.com.
UPDATE: An Internet Service Provider outage, not hackers, was to blame for the unavailability of MasterCard’s website early Tuesday morning according to a statement from a company spokesman.
With the release of Firefox 5 earlier this week, Mozilla has finally added its Do Not Track privacy feature to the company’s flagship browser. The feature, aimed at customizing how users browsing behavior is tracked is the first of its kind that can be implemented across multiple platforms, including Android phones, according to a post on the Mozilla Blog on Tuesday.
Web host and domain name registry Network Solutions reports that all of its systems are working today following two denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks earlier this week. The first DDoS attack hit their services Monday afternoon, June 21, while a consecutive attack occurred on Tuesday morning, June 21.
A laptop from the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) containing 8.6
million patient records has gone missing, prompting warnings from UK
The technique hackers used to break into Citigroup’s network last month was at once clever and simpler than security researchers expected, a report from the New York Times says.
Turkish authorities have arrested 32 members of the hacking group Anonymous according to the country’s state news agency.
Today’s Image of the Day comes from web security firm Imperva, who’ve crafted an infographic to accompany their monthly Hacker Intelligence Initiative report on search engine poisoning (SEP).