On May 30, 2014, law enforcement officials from the FBI and Europol seized a series of servers that were being used to help operate the GameOver Zeus botnet, an especially pernicious and troublesome piece of malware. The authorities also began an international manhunt for a Russian man they said was connected to operating the botnet,[…]
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In a talk Monday Christofer Hoff stressed that in security and martial arts alike, it’s hard to be a skilled defender if you don’t understand how your adversaries pull off the attacks.
CANCUN–Chris Hoff, vice president and CTO of the security business at Juniper Networks, compares the current enterprise security situation to that of a mixed-martial arts fighter who needs to be proficient in multiple disciplines.
In the wake of news-making attacks on Sony Pictures, Home Depot and many others, the federal government is establishing a new information integration center to focus on cyber threats.
It turns out that computers and, by extension, things that contain computers, are vulnerable to attackers. That includes cars, something that the United States government has now discovered, and Sen. Edward Markey is now warning consumers that “automakers haven’t done their part to protect us from cyber-attacks or privacy invasions.”
Intuit last week temporarily suspended its Turbo Tax e-filing service following an increase in fraudulently filed state tax returns.
Dennis Fisher and Mike Mimoso discuss the Anthem data breach, the continuing Flash 0-day happy fun times, the expansion of exploit kits and the crowd funding support for GnuPG.
Attackers have compromised Anthem Inc., one of the larger health-care companies in the United States, gaining access to the Social Security numbers, birth dates, names, employment and income data and other personal information of an untold number of customers. The company says it is not sure yet how many customers are affected, but Anthem claims to[…]
The White House announced the creation of E-Gov Cyber, a unit within OMB, that would oversee federal policy development and enforcement of those mandates.
The U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade today held preliminary hearings on drafting federal data breach notification legislation.