NEWS & ANALYSIS

New Trends in Cyber Threats

For a few hundred dollars in start-up money and a few hundred more a month, anyone can buy the tools and services they need to build and run a malicious botnet. That's just one of the reasons the cyberlandscape is so hard to police.

Morning Security Brief: Discovering the Motives of Hackers, Arming Teachers, and Defending Whistleblowers

Experts ponder the motives of hackers, a Utah bill requires disclosure if teachers are armed, and the U.S. government orders a company to pay whistleblowers.

RSA Conference Speaker Lauds IT Security Advancements

Security industry professionals have made tremendous headway in developing and improving secure technologies over the past few decades. Creating more sophisticated methods of authentication, combating malware and spam, and battling the threat of cybercrime head-on are just a few of the advancements in the industry lauded by Scott Charney, corporate vice president of trustworthy computing at Microsoft. He spoke on Tuesday at the RSA Conference in San Francisco, California.

Morning Security Brief: Brazilian Fire, WTC Site Security, Pentagon Cybersecurity, and More

More than 230 people killed in fire at nightclub with only one exit. The NYPD may not have jurisdiction over the new World Trade Center site, despite an agreement being negotiated with the Port Authority. And more.

Hackers Find a New Way to Make Maximum Cash Withdrawals

Visa recently sent an alert to clients warning them that hackers are skipping the skimmers and targeting internal networks at banks to steal cash from ATMs.

Hackers Target Mexican National Security Networks

In 2011 hackers threatened to take on the Zeta cartel, but backed off after the cartel threatened to track them down. Now Anonymous has launched a campaign against the Mexican government in support of a rebel group.

Presidio Combats Fraud with IronKey

One bank’s effort to improve transaction security.

Swiss Warning Intelligence Partners About Massive Data Breach

Swiss intelligence has warned the U.S. and Britain that counterterrorism information may have been leaked by a disgruntled employee.

Medical Billing Company Says Employee Leaked Data to Identity Theft Ring

Florida-based Advanced Data Processing, Inc. says an employee illegally accessed the ambulance billing system and leaked individual account information to a group suspected of filing fraudulent tax returns.

Has a Hacker Figured Out How to Hide Malicious Sites Inside Search Results?

Websense threat researchers think a Chinese hacker may have found a way to exploit Google’s convenient optical character recognition to make malicious urls more visible in Google search results.
 




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