Greg Hoglund, CEO of HBGary, admits that lackluster security at his company played a central role in the breach that led to the release of some 50,000 company emails, but also disputes common understanding and reported details of the hack and the group behind it, going so far as to say there was actually no hack at all.
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The takedown of the Rustock botnet has measurably reduced the amount of spam e-mail, according to an IBM Internet Security Systems report.
Dennis Fisher talks with Paul Kocher of Cryptography Research about the details of the attack on RSA, what the attackers might have stolen and what the compromise of the seed file for the SecurID tokens would mean for customers.
There has been no respite from the tsunami of scam-emails taking advantage of the natural disaster-nuclear meltdown combo punch that is hitting Japan, according to research from Kaspersky Labs.
RSA, the security division of EMC Corp. has warned customers to be on the lookout for targeted attacks, including suspicious messages and links sent over social media networks in the wake of a sophisticated attack that spilled confidential information about the workings of the company’s SecurID strong authentication product.
RSA Security, a division of EMC Corp. has admitted that it was the victim of a sophisticated attack that resulted in the theft of secrets related to its SecurID two-factor authentication product.
With the deadline for filing U.S. tax returns fast approaching, the U.S. Government’s watchdog agency warns that the Internal Revenue Service still hasn’t implemented steps to secure its IT infrastructure and protect taxpayers’ financial data.
Google has reacted very quickly to the news this week of a new vulnerability in Adobe Flash and on Tuesday released a new version of Chrome that includes a fix for the Flash bug. Adobe said it plans to have its own fix ready for the flaw next week.
Dennis Fisher talks with Microsoft’s Katie Moussouris about the way that the Trustworthy Computing effort at Microsoft has changed, how the security community has evolved since she got involved in the 1990s and the challenges–and fun–of being a woman in security.
A new, detailed analysis of the operations of the infamous Cutwail/Pushdo botnet shows that the network, which had been he target of several takedown attempts in the last couple of years, is not only amazingly resilient, but also is incredibly prolific, with one section of the botnet sending more than 1.7 trillion spam messages, and quite profitable, generating as much as $4 million in profits for its owners.