Hacktivists, malware, scams, data theft and DDoS attacks are among the Department of Homeland Security’s concerns regarding this summer’s Olympic Games set to take place in London, according to the DHS Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center’s Strategic Outlook.
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Attackers using a feature that is common to many firewalls, switches and other networking gear could silently hijack Web sessions on mobile and desktop devices, according to a research paper presented by two Ph.D students from the University of Michigan.
A new report analyzing a recent attack on a military dating site underscores the need for stronger safeguards on social networks.
Cybercriminals are using the Tatanga trojan to carry out a complicated man-in-the-browser (MitB) attack that enables the circumvention of SMS authentication for financial transactions, according to Trusteer’s Amit Klein.
There’s still no official response from NASA officials after a group of Iranian student programmers calling themselves Cyber Warriors Team claimed to have swiped records for thousands of NASA researchers by compromising an agency site’s SSL certificate.
Blizzard Entertainment’s update to the mega-popular Diablo game franchise hit a major snag over the weekend, after users started peppering support boards and the company with reports of raided accounts, missing virtual “gold” and mysterious new friends.
A British man could spend as much as a year in prison after admittedly hacking into the private Facebook account of a pop star and actress, meanwhile, on the other side of the Atlantic, Dharun Ravi, who used a webcam to record his Rutgers University roommate in an intimate moment, will spend just 30 days in jail.
Men may dominate the ranks of vulnerability researchers and hackers. But could women be the superior social engineers? Its a question that the organizers of the annual Social Engineering Capture the Flag (CTF) contest at DEFCON will try to answer.
Defense giant Northrop Grumman is hiring software engineers to help it carry out “offensive cyberspace operations,” according to a recent job posting.
A recent string of Web site hacks at Amnesty International and other NGOs are evidence of a campaign of cyber espionage directed against human rights orgnaizations, according to a report from The Shadowserver Foundation.