Global 2000 companies can be split into two categories, according to the author of a new white paper from McAfee (PDF); those that know they’ve been compromised and those that don’t yet know.“The only organizations that are exempt from this threat,” writes the paper’s author, Dmitri Alperovitch, “are those that don’t have anything valuable or interesting worth stealing.”

The recent wave of online actions by supporters and opponents of information leaking site Wikileaks has focused attention on the phenomenon of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks. But a study published by Harvard University’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society this week concludes that there is no clear and easy defensive solution for many of the sites being targeted by DDoS attacks.

A recent study launched by the UC San Diego Department of
Computer Science to determine the scope of privacy-violating information flows at
popular websites shows that popular Web 2.0 applications such as mashups,
aggregators, and sophisticated ad targeting are teeming with various kinds of

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