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  • Feds want uber cybersecurity compliance standard

    Tired of regulators from three or four federal agencies auditing your network security compliance every year? A congressional task force recommends a super-standard that would cut the number of annual audits back to just one.

    Written by Tim Greene07 Oct. 11 01:30
  • Anonymous leaks nude images of BART spokesman

    The hacking group Anonymous has waged a full-on war on BART, the San Francisco subway system, over cellular shutdowns to stifle protests. Following two demonstrations that led to temporary station closures, hacking and posting personal information of BART police officers, Anonymous has now posted naked photos of BART spokesman Linton Johnson.

    Written by Daniel Ionescu25 Aug. 11 23:34
  • Defcon: The lesson of Anonymous? Corporate security sucks

    LAS VEGAS -- Anonymous has run up quite a score against corporations, governments and law enforcement agencies, but for all these warnings corporate executives are turning their heads from the real problem -- their network security is terrible, a panel of experts concluded at Defcon.

    Written by Tim Greene09 Aug. 11 00:42
  • McAfee warns of massive 5-Year hacking plot

    Every company in every conceivable industry is compromised by hackers - or will be­ shortly - according to a report from McAfee, a major maker of cybersecurity software.

    Written by John P. Mello Jr.04 Aug. 11 02:59
  • Cybercrime fight costing companies more this year

    Cybercrime cost corporations 56 percent more this year than last, according to an annual study from the Ponemon Institute and sponsored by ArcSight, an HP company.

    Written by John P. Mello Jr.03 Aug. 11 01:56
  • Wrong LulzSec suspect may have been nabbed

    UK police may not have gotten their guy when they arrested a 19-year-old Scotsman believed to be LulzSec spokesman "Topiary." The website LulzSecExposed, which is run by LulzSec detractors and aims to expose the identities of the hackers, says it believes police may have been misled thanks to a disinformation campaign waged by LulzSec.

    Written by Eric Mack29 July 11 00:58
  • DoD debuts a brand-new Linux for telecommuters

    With all the hundreds of Linux distributions already available for practically every niche and purpose, users of the open source operating system are accustomed to having a wealth of choices. Recently, however, the set of options got even bigger thanks to a brand-new, security-focused Linux distribution from none other than the U.S. Department of Defense.

    Written by Katherine Noyes26 July 11 07:49
  • SCADA Systems: Achilles Heel of Critical Infrastructure

    Our critical infrastructure is an attractive target for enemy nations, terrorist groups, or even run-of-the-mill cyber criminals, and many security experts believe that it is not remotely protected against cyber attacks. The SCADA systems that manage and control much of the critical infrastructure for the United States were not designed with security in mind, and are not engineered for an Internet-connected world.

    Written by Tony Bradley20 June 11 23:49
  • Anonymous plans attack on Orlando's website

    Orlando, Florida's city Website could be the latest target of hackers at noon EST Thursday if Web chatter between hackers online turns out to be true. Plans of the alleged attack are being circulated on Anonymous-related IRC channels. Anonymous is a group of loosely affiliated hackers that work together to coordinate hack attacks.

    Written by Eric Mack17 June 11 00:30
  • We owe LulzSec a thankyou

    LulzSec has been making headlines on a virtually daily basis for a month or so now. The hacker group has compromised servers and exposed sensitive information from targets ranging from Sony, to PBS, to the FBI, and has even set up a hotline to take requests for which sites to attack next. The irony of the LulzSec hacks, though, is that the group is doing us all a favour whether they intend to, or not.

    Written by Tony Bradley17 June 11 08:38
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