Donald Sears

LinkedIn Members Targeted by Botnet Malware

Members of LinkedIn who clicked on fake connection requests sent users to a Website that displayed “PLEASE
WAITING…4 SECONDS” before redirecting them to Google. During those 4
seconds, the Website downloaded Zeus data-theft malware onto their PCs. Read the full article. [eWEEK]

Federal law enforcement and national security officials are preparing to
seek sweeping new regulations for the Internet, arguing that their
ability to wiretap criminal and terrorism suspects is “going dark” as
people increasingly communicate online instead of by telephone. Read the full article. [The New York Times]

A security researcher has discovered a potentially crippling
vulnerability in one of the most widely used botnet toolkits, a finding
that makes it easy for blackhats and whitehats alike to take control of
huge networks of infected PCs. Read the full article. [The Register]

The Senate Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Insurance heard testimony on from several witnesses yesterday regarding the proposed national data breach legislation, including Maneesha Mithal of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Mark Bregman, CTO of Symantec. Read the full article. [Infosecurity]