Software failures were behind 24 percent of all the medical device recalls in 2011, according to data from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, which said it is gearing up its labs to spend more time analyzing the quality and security of software-based medical instruments and equipment.
Browsing Tag: Hacking
New evidence suggests that a Web site hosting software updates for life saving medical equipment was the victim of a massive SQL injection attack and may have been redirecting visitors to a site serving up attacks and malicious software for months before the company became aware of the compromise.
We write often about attacks linked to massive botnets like Cutwail, Sality and others. But what does botnet activity really look like, were you to visualize it? Security firm Unveillance has put together this short (five minute) video to help explain.
Ryan Cleary, the 20 year-old Essex, England hacker associated with the hacker collective LulzSec, was indicted by a federal grand jury in the United States on Tuesday.
The Honeynet Project launched a new project Thursday that is designed to snare malware that spreads by infecting removable USB (universal serial bus) storage drives, citing the increased reliance of malicious programs on portable drives to move from computer to computer.
Researchers digging through the code of the recently discovered Flame worm say they have come across a wealth of evidence that suggests Flame and the now-famous Stuxnet worm share a common origin.
Last.fm, the online music streaming service, said it has implemented ‘more rigorous’ security for customer account passwords in the wake of reports that some of those passwords had been leaked online.
The past week has brought to light more revelations about the mysterious Flame (or sKyWIper) worm that was first identified at the end of May. Among them: the eye-popping admission from Microsoft that the malware’s authors found a way to use that company’s Windows Update feature to distribute the malware.
Loose security protecting voice mailboxes at mobile carrier AT&T provided a key element necessary to successfully hack the Google Enterprise Apps account of tech firm CloudFlare, according to an account of the hack posted by CEO Matthew Prince.