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DLT: 'Blackhole' Kits Represent 28% of Web Threats

DLT: 'Blackhole' Kits Represent 28% of Web Threats

DLT Solutions is alerting all Internet users to a type of online threat that uses Java, Flash and PDF content to infect computers with a Trojan Horse. Blackhole exploit kits represent… Read more »

Keith Alexander Pitches Federal Cyber Careers At Hacker Convention

Keith Alexander Pitches Federal Cyber Careers At Hacker Convention

Gen. Keith Alexander, head of the National Security Agency and U.S. Cyber Command, addressed hackers at the DefCon conference Friday to pitch his agency as a potential employment opportunity, CNN… Read more »

Booz Allen Draws Out Cybersecurity Trends with Financial Organizations in Mind

Booz Allen Draws Out Cybersecurity Trends with Financial Organizations in Mind

Booz Allen Hamilton recently released what it found to be the top ten trends in cybersecurity, particularly for those in financial services. With senior executives standing as the moving targets… Read more »

Feds Say Illinois Water Pump Was Not Hacked

Feds Say Illinois Water Pump Was Not Hacked

Last week, the story broke that a water pump at a Springfield, Ill. utility had failed and hackers were to blame. Now, the Department of Homeland Security is saying that… Read more »

Did Hackers Shut Down Illinois Water Pump? Feds Looking Into It

Did Hackers Shut Down Illinois Water Pump? Feds Looking Into It

A water pump at a Springfield, Ill. utility failed Nov. 8. Usually this would be considered a technical difficulty, but this failure has raised eyebrows of the federal government. Joe… Read more »

Could Bringing Own Device to Work Also Bring Hackers?

Could Bringing Own Device to Work Also Bring Hackers?

Federal employees who bring their own iPhones and Android devices to work may also bring a growing risk of hackers creating chaos, according to a forecast from M86 Security Labs…. Read more »

Sony Appoints Former US DHS Official Philip Reitinger to Head Cybersecurity

Sony Appoints Former US DHS Official Philip Reitinger to Head Cybersecurity

Sony named Philip Reitinger, a former top U.S. Department of Homeland Security official, to lead its cybersecurity efforts months after a massive hacking attack. Reitinger  has previously held security roles… Read more »

Researchers Unearth File that Triggered RSA SecurID Breach

Researchers Unearth File that Triggered RSA SecurID Breach

Security researchers have located an infected email suspected to be the culprit of the RSA SecurID hack in March. In March, unknown attackers tricked EMC staff with a legitimate-looking hiring… Read more »

McAfee Q2 2011 Threats Report Shows Significant Growth for Malware on Mobile Platforms

McAfee Q2 2011 Threats Report Shows Significant Growth for Malware on Mobile Platforms

McAfee released the McAfee “Threats Report: Second Quarter 2011” showing a 76 percent jump of malware directed toward Android devices making it the most attacked mobile operating system. With the… Read more »

Verizon to Hold Webinar Offering Tips to Reduce Authentication Risks

Verizon to Hold Webinar Offering Tips to Reduce Authentication Risks

Verizon is to hold  a webinar this Thursday (Aug. 25) entitled “Strengthen Your Security Infrastructure with Universal Identify Services,” discussing the continued need for strong second-factor authentication and available options…. Read more »

Researchers: Hackers Can Access and Control Cars' Anti-Theft Systems

Researchers: Hackers Can Access and Control Cars' Anti-Theft Systems

Security systems in cars are now vulnerable to hackers, according to researchers. Don Bailey and Mat Solnik, researchers from security firm iSec Partners, found recently that a car’s doors can… Read more »

Former IT Admin Pleads Guilty to Cyber Attack

Former IT Admin Pleads Guilty to Cyber Attack

A Georgia man pleaded guilty this week to hacking the computer system of Shionogi, Inc., a U.S. subsidiary of a Japanese pharmaceutical company, and wreaking havoc on its internal servers…. Read more »

Anonymous Hacks BART Website, Leaks Customer Information

Anonymous Hacks BART Website, Leaks Customer Information

Following the Bay Area Rapid Transit’s decision last week to cut off underground cellphone service in several San Francisco stations, the notorious hacktivist collective Anonymous infiltrated the organization’s website yesterday… Read more »

Hackers Hit Hong Kong Stock Exchange

Hackers Hit Hong Kong Stock Exchange

Trading in seven Hong Kong stocks was suspended today after hackers infiltrated the exchange’s website for the second day in a row and launched “sustained and systematic” distributed denial-of-service attacks…. Read more »

University of Wisconsin Hacked, 75,000 Social Security Numbers Accessed

University of Wisconsin Hacked, 75,000 Social Security Numbers Accessed

Officials at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee announced yesterday the school’s internal systems were recently hacked and bugged with malware, putting at risk the Social Security numbers of approximately 75,000 students,… Read more »

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