SEATTLE – A nasty new example of an Advanced Volatile Threat — malicious software that’s über stealthy because it never reaches the compromised machine’s hard drive – has been uncovered by security firms ESET and Sucuri.
Nation-state-supported cyberspies are increasingly targeting small businesses as part of long-term espionage campaigns.
That’s a new pattern that emerges in Verizon’s just released 2013 Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR), which correlates forensics findings from 621 actual databreach investigations in 27 different countries.
Verizon’s DBIR has …More
Deals website LivingSocial’s disclosure last week that hackers cracked its network to steal sensitive personal information for more than 50 million accounts was the latest in a continuing series of such mea culpas.
Last summer the social networking site Formspring admitted that it lost 30 million registered users’ passwords to data thieves, just a few weeks after LinkedIn reported losing encrypted passwords for nearly 6.5 million of its …More
Cyberspying touches from N. Korean IP addresses spike
April 26, 2013
SEATTLE – North Korea is doing more than just saber rattling.
Tech security firm Solutionary on Thursday disclosed analysis showing a spike in cyberspying attempts during the month of February originating from computers with North Korean IP addresses.
Solutionary refers to any overt external attacks on company networks, as well as attempts to steal data as “touches.”
In February, Solutionary recorded 12,473 touches directed at its clients’ networks.
North Korea has …More
SEATTLE – The Distributed Denial of Service, or DDoS, campaigns that disrupted Charles Schwab & Co.’s consumer website on Tuesday and Wednesday appears to be part of the same campaign that commenced last fall to systematically harass U.S. financial institutions.
Schwab capers appear to …More
AP Twitter hoax gyrates stock market
April 23, 2013
The hack that caused the market to stumble briefly today was trivial.
Someone cracked into the AP’s Twitter account and tweeted a bogus headline about the White House being bombed. That was enough to cause the S&P 500 to crater for a few minutes.
Cybercriminals often take the easiest route. So it’s likely that this prankster simply went shopping in the cyberunderground to obtain the username and password of …More
Microsoft launches free privacy tool for conumsers
April 22, 2013
SEATTLE — Microsoft today launched a new online service to help consumers think smarter about online privacy, backed by a TV ad campaign airing in Washington D.C. and Kansas City, MO.
The free tool, called Your Privacy Type, requires you to take a brief …More« go back — keep looking »