NEWS & ANALYSIS

Cyberattack on Estonia Work of 20-Year-Old Native

The student launched the denial-of-service attack against the Web sites of Estonian institutions because he was angry Estonia removed a WW-II bronze memorial to Soviet soldiers.

Japan: Virus Writers Charged with Copyright Violations

The criminal charges levied are reminiscent of how the U.S. government prosecuted mob boss Al Capone.

Hackers Cause Blackouts in Foreign Cities

The attack was revealed by a CIA senior analyst at a security conference on Friday.

EU: IP Addresses Should Be Considered Personal Data

The opinion given by a group of E.U. data privacy regulators would have major implications for the way Internet search providers record data.

U.S. Approves Cybersecurity Standards for Nation's Electrical Grid

The standards come after a government cyberattack last year destroyed a power plant's electric generator.

U.S. Utilities Vulnerable to Hack Attacks

The former head of DHS' cybersecurity division says U.S. utilities are vulnerable to coordinated hacker attacks.

MacSweeper's Bogus, Say Security Researchers

A new online cleaning tool marketed to Mac user's is a fraud, say researchers at F-Secure.

Congressional Report Criticizes a TSA Web Site's Security

A TSA Web site to redress travelers mistakenly placed on the Terrorism Watch-list was riddled with security vulnerabilities due to a no-bid contract, a conflict of interest, and lax oversight.

2007: Four-fold Increase in Personal Information Breaches

Two new studies describe a disturbing trend of ever-increasing information security breaches.

Seductive Bots Steal Personal Information

A new bot called CyberLover tricks unsuspecting online lookers-for-love into giving up their personal information.
 




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