The first annual Index of Cyber Security finds that senior security officers are more concerned than at this time last year about the risk of cyber attack and other online risks, with concerns about ideologically-motivated hacktivists and the threats posed by business partners and other “counter parties” topping the list.
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The U.S. Department of Homeland Security issued a bulletin on Thursday warning readers about a previously undisclosed, critical vulnerability in Movicon 11, a product used to manage critical infrastructure including the manufacturing, energy and water sectors.
The U.S.’s Cyber Command is using special, classified briefings with private sector CEOs to scare them into greater vigilance about the threat of cyber attacks, according to an NPR report.
The Department of Homeland Security said it is investigating a string of cyber intrusions targeting companies that operate national gas pipelines in the U.S.
The UK’s military’s head of cyber security warned that hackers have breached computer systems containing top secret data, The Guardian reported.
A report by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) finds that state and local government officials in the U.S. are pessimistic about their ability to respond to a cyberattacks.
An Iranian man who revealed a vulnerability in a widely used point of sale (POS) system in Iran had his blog confiscated by Google, which cited violations of its Terms of Service.
The Iranian government has discovered what it describes as a ‘hidden agenda’ behind a recent malware attack on the country’s Oil Ministry, according to a report published by the FARS News Agency.
The dust still hasn’t cleared from revelations that many of RuggedCom brand networking products contain an easily-exploited back door account, and that it is working on a fix for the problem, according to a statement from Siemens, which recently bought RuggedCom.
Anti malware company Symantec released its threat report for 2011 on Monday. Buried in the dry statistics about the number of Web based attacks and malicious programs detected during the year are some surprising facts. Among them: religious-themed Web sites are among the dirtiest on the Internet.