Hold Security that a group of cybercriminals from Russia dubbed managed to collect a total of 1.2 billion unique credentials after breaching the databases of roughly 420,000 websites from all over the world. The news and actions taken by Hold Security have been mixed. Here is what some people had to say.
Following this week's stunning revelation that Russian crooks have stolen 1.2 billion Internet user names and passwords, experts say making the Internet safe will take a massive effort -- everything from bolstering website security to better vigilance by consumers to a greatly increased resolve by governments to prosecute the criminals.
BOSTON (Reuters) - A sophisticated hacking group recently attacked a U.S. public utility and compromised its control system network, but there was no evidence that the utility's operations were affected,
BOSTON/OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada's tax-collection agency on Monday said the private information of about 900 people had been compromised as hackers exploited the Heartbleed bug, and security experts warned
The US government designed computerized hacking tools to automate the process of compromising computers with attacks that let it harvest data before it is encrypted, new documents show. Read this article by Stephen Shankland on CNET News.
In early July, news circulated that a Chinese manufacturer stood accused of tampering with the firmware of hand-held scanners in order to target chain resources. So what can organizations do about this type of threat, when they're usually focused on stopping attacks from the outside?
A new form of highly targeted cyber attack patently demonstrates the shift in malware sophistication and motivation. Annoying hacker pranks done for fun and sport have been supplanted by sophisticated, multi-stage software systems designed for espionage and profit. The new attack, discovered by TrapX, a developer of security software formerly [...]
Akamai Technologies has begun rotating security keys and certificates and expects the job to be finished “fairly quickly.” In the wake of the Heartbleed bug, it became apparent Akamai was storing them in such a way that might have made them vulnerable to theft.
Edward Snowden was a surprise speaker at TED2014 in Vancouver. Beamed in via a telepresence robot from his exile in Russia, he spoke to TED presenter Chris Anderson, and was joined by 'father of the web' Sir Tim Berners-Lee. Snowden said there is more to come, and that encryption remains the internet's best defense.
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