Wall Street Journal


Did A Decade-Long Hack Trigger Nortel’s Demise?

A day after it was announced that Canadian telecommunications firm Nortel had been hacked for nearly 10 years, a prominent expert on sophisticated cyber attacks says the lengthy breach may have contributed to the company’s eventual collapse.


A New Report from a Washington D.C. think tank with ties to the Obama
Administration says the U.S. needs to overhaul its cyber security
planning and issue a kind of Monroe Doctrine for cyber space to
discourage attacks against U.S. interests.

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Navy Seals hauled off a treasure trove of data, including computers, hard drives and portable storage devices, following their successful raid on the compound of Osama bin Laden – a raid that culminated with the death of the terrorist leader.

Apple may be trying to change the spin on its controversial location tracking, err…harvesting feature. The company issued a FAQ this week and pulled CEO Steve Jobs off of medical leave to argue the company’s case and quell concerns about the little known feature that include calls for an explanation from Capitol Hill lawmakers. 

A new report suggests that lawmakers, policy wonks and
corporations are sensationalizing the risk of cyber attacks far beyond the
actual threat. The inflation of cyber security threat, like the inflation of the threat of Communism during the Cold War, or terrorist acts in the wake of the 9/11 attacks, could lead to laws
that curtail individual freedoms and regulate the Internet in
unnecessary ways, the report concludes.

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