NEWS & ANALYSIS

Experts Weigh In On 2013 Cyberthreats

From Anonymous to the Department of Homeland Security, security experts weigh in on cyberthreats to look out for in 2013. They include Java, privacy violations, DDoS attacks, and mobile malware.

Russian Arrested for Botnet Attack on Amazon

A Russian hacker was arrested last week in Cyprus on an international warrant for a 2008 denial-of-service attack on Amazon.com.

Man Who Snooped on Wife’s E-mails Cleared of Cybercrime Charges

Prosecutors have dropped all charges against Leon Walker, the Michigan man who faced federal cybercrime charges for snooping into his wife’s e-mails.

Morning Security Brief: Canadian Cybersecurity, Tsunami Debris Has Scientists on Alert, TWIC Extensions Approved, and More

Secret memos reveal Canada's cybersecurity concerns. Scientists worry that organisms carried over on debris from Japan’s tsunami last year could disrupt West Coast ecosystems. The Committee on Homeland Security extends the validity of TWIC cards.

2011 Internet Crime Report Released

Internet users were scammed out of more than $485 million in 2011, according to the latest data released by the Internet Crime Complain Center on Thursday.

Facebook Taps Sophos to Help Expand User Protection Against Malware

Facebook and the data protection company Sophos are teaming up to make it easier for users to protect themselves from malicious links on the social networking site.

Morning Security Brief: Mad Cow Case Reported, Military Operations in Afghanistan, Nissan Hacked, and More

A case of mad cow disease is discovered in California, but officials say people aren’t at risk. A new report says NATO press releases are intentionally deceptive about troops involved. The number of incidents reported by federal agencies to the federal information security incident center has increased by 680 percent. Nissan announces it was hacked. And more.

Morning Security Brief: Gangs Suspected In Credit Card Breach, DHS To Check Brits Against No-Fly Lists, Social Media, and More

More details emerge about the Global Payments Inc. breach. DHS wants data from British travelers, even when they aren't flying to the United States. Most employers don't check employee social media accounts. And more.

Cybercrime Dominated by Gangs: Study

A new study out of London finds that most cybercrime is committed by organized crime rings.

Morning Security Brief: Hotel Panic Buttons, Drones Spy On European Farmers, Hackers Tap Into Security Cameras, and More

New York hotel workers being issued panic buttons. The EU uses drones to keep farmers honest. A hacker eavesdrops on live video feeds in home security systems. And more.
 




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