List/Grid Tag Archives: cyber security

Jay Leno Tops List of Most Dangerous Hollywood Celebrities in Cyberspace

Jay Leno Tops List of Most Dangerous Hollywood Celebrities in Cyberspace

What do Jay Leno, Madonna and Cameron Diaz have in common, besides celebrity? According to new research, they are the most frequently spammed-about personalities. Analysis of 25 million spam messages… Read more »

Crazed Wi-Fi Hacker Gets 18-year Sentence for Harassing Neighbors, Threatening Joe Biden

Crazed Wi-Fi Hacker Gets 18-year Sentence for Harassing Neighbors, Threatening Joe Biden

A Minnesota man has been sentenced to 18 years in prison for hacking into his neighbor’s wireless network to make threats against Vice President Joe Biden and disseminate child pornography,… Read more »

UK: Terrorists Use Facebook, Twitter for 'Cyber Jihad'

UK: Terrorists Use Facebook, Twitter for 'Cyber Jihad'

The British government is warning about the threat of al-Qaida using online technology to plan attacks in pursuit of a “cyber jihad,” BBC News reports. According to U.K.’s updated counterterrorism… Read more »

Raytheon Trusted Computer Solutions Names Marc Hocking Tech Director

Raytheon Trusted Computer Solutions Names Marc Hocking Tech Director

Raytheon Trusted Computer Solutions, Inc. has named Marc Hocking senior director of technology in support of the company’s international growth, the firm announced today. Hocking, who is based in London,… Read more »

BAE Systems: More Business after Sony Hack

BAE Systems: More Business after Sony Hack

BAE Systems said its cybersecurity division is getting more business in the wake of the attacks on companies such as Sony Corp, Bloomberg reports. In the last half-year, there has… Read more »

Narus, ArcSight Co-Host Cybersecurity Webinar on Best Practices, Mitigating APTs

Narus, ArcSight Co-Host Cybersecurity Webinar on Best Practices, Mitigating APTs

Boeing subsidiary Narus, Inc. will co-host a webinar this week with ArcSight, an HP company, that will discuss best practices and how to better respond to cyber threats.  The “Detecting… Read more »

Another Government Contractor Falls Prey to Hackers: 90,000 Emails, Passwords Stolen from Booz Allen

Another Government Contractor Falls Prey to Hackers: 90,000 Emails, Passwords Stolen from Booz Allen

Members of hacking collective Anonymous yesterday tweeted they had broken into government contractor Booz Allen Hamilton‘s computer systems, as part of the group’s larger effort to expose government and corporate… Read more »

Kiplinger Warns Customers of Data Breach

Kiplinger Warns Customers of Data Breach

A security breach at Kiplinger Washington Editors may have exposed the information of 142,000 customers, the company has warned. Kiplinger notified customers about the breach last week in an email,… Read more »

Pentagon to Release Unclassified Cyber Strategy this Week

Pentagon to Release Unclassified Cyber Strategy this Week

Deputy Defense Secretary William J Lynn, III will unveil the Pentagon’s first cybersecurity strategy in a July 14 speech at the National Defense University in Washington, D.C, according to media… Read more »

Lebanese Gray Hat Hacker Targets Damascus University

Lebanese Gray Hat Hacker Targets Damascus University

A hacker who goes by the name Idahc defaced the homepage of Damascus University and posted a warning that additional government and Syrian education websites will be hacked, according to… Read more »

Booz Allen Wins Spot on $12B Veterans Affairs IDIQ

Booz Allen Wins Spot on $12B Veterans Affairs IDIQ

Booz Allen Hamilton has been named a prime contractor on the Veterans Affairs Transformation Twenty-One Total Technology contract to support the VA’s modernization and transformation efforts. The firm is one… Read more »

European Police Continue Pursuit of 'Anonymous' Hackers

European Police Continue Pursuit of 'Anonymous' Hackers

Police in Italy and Switzerland this week raided more than 30 homes as part of an overall effort to crack down on high-profile cyber attacks claimed by hacktivist collective Anonymous,… Read more »

Microsoft Researchers: Cyber Crime Losses Exaggerated

Microsoft Researchers: Cyber Crime Losses Exaggerated

Reports of losses from cyber crimes gathered from surveys are greatly exaggerated and often based on unverified, self-reported numbers and skewed results, according to two Microsoft researchers. In the “Sex,… Read more »

Senators Propose 'Gold Standard' for Cybersecurity

Senators Propose 'Gold Standard' for Cybersecurity

In an op-ed for The Washington Post, Sens. Joe Lieberman, Susan Collins and Tom Carper propose a “gold standard” in cybersecurity to help protect networks and computers from hackers and… Read more »

Estonian Telecom Services Provider Fights Off Cyber Attack

Estonian Telecom Services Provider Fights Off Cyber Attack

An unidentified hacker launched a cyber attack against Estonian telecom service provider Elion’s email system, attempting to gain access to 70,000 client accounts, Estonian Public Broadcasting reports. An investigation determined… Read more »

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