As a result of some tremendous work done by researchers at the University of Toronto, we now know that there is an enormous network of compromised machines in more than 100 countries around the world, many of them in government agencies, embassies and other sensitive locations.
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By Kim Zetter, Wired.com
U.S. authorities are investigating the possibility of indicting and extraditing an Israeli man [wired.com] accused of hacking into Canadian banks as part of a credit and debit card scam that may also have affected two American banks. Ehud Tenenbaum has been in Canadian jail since last year and now U.S. law enforcement officials are looking into whether he was responsible for an attack on two U.S. banks that netted about $10 million.
USB Malware Mess – Fri, November 28, 2008
The boys explain the latest news around Lenovo distributing a malware-infected driver software and the network worm that forced the U.S. military to ban the use of USB drives and other forms of removable media.
By Byron Acohido (LastWatchdog.com)
If President Obama thinks fixing the broken U.S. economy is a challenge, and ending the ground wars in the Middle East a conundrum, wait until he gets around to tackling cybersecurity.
Obama must reverse the abject lack of any sort of meaningful coordinated defense against intensifying and overlapping cyber attacks [lastwatchdog.com] on U.S. citizens, businesses, schools, hospitals, governments and military from unseen enemies.
Despite what you may have seen on 24 or read in Tom Clancy’s novels, the United States is well behind much of the rest of the world in developing both defensive and offensive cybersecurity capabilities, and that’s a deficit that may end up costing us dearly in the long run, according to a longtime government security expert.