Four cyber security experts have delivered to the US Congress a unanimous opinion: Americans shouldn't use HealthCare.gov, given its security issues.
None of the attacks have been particularly damaging, and the DDoS tool, dubbed "Destroy Obama Care", was never actually triggered. Now, the government's doing pen testing, which likewise hasn't come up with any egregious holes in the site's defense.
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US federal prosecutors claim that journalist Matthew Keys handed over login credentials for his former employer, Los Angeles Times' parent company, Tribune Company. Keys' defense says it was the work of an imposter.
There are two causes of the account lock-outs: first, ArenaNet is trying to run a civilized environment without Holocaust jokes, gay-bashing and the like, and second, gold sellers have hacked accounts to grab the goodies.
Police in the Philippines have arrested more than 350 Chinese and Taiwanese nationals in a massive sting operation against a phone-based account takeover scam.
Hackers break into a Belgian bank, steal confidential customer information, and then blackmail the bank: pay us or we expose your customers' confidential data. Who is the real victim here?
Xbox Live customers are the latest gamers to fall victim to an online attack with thousands of accounts hit across 35 countries.
In a first-ever conference, officials warned that bloated security software is no match for lean, nimble malware as the country battles unnamed enemies.
Customers build a relationship based on trust with security vendors. After all, customers who buy security solutions like anti-virus or anti-spam grant security companies access to update computers and devices. Question is should security companies open their doors to people known to have dabbled in grey and black-hat hacking?
I keep getting asked what my attitude is to hacktivism, hacking and hackers.
I usually answer by saying, "What do you mean by hacktivism?" And the answer is frequently, and impassably, circular. "Y'know - all that hacking that hacktivists are doing these days."
Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has his personal address book and details of his friends disclosed by hackers. This is the latest hack in a wave of attacks for political reasons that have targeted corporations and governments alike.
Some hackers are taking offense at all the attention Lulz Security has gotten recently and are taking matters into their own hands. Some are trying to disclose their identities, while others are re-hacking previous victims to show off their skill.
US congress is being lobbied to increase sentences for those who break into government computer networks, meaning that hackers could find themselves facing 20 years behind bars.
Are such sentences the best way to prevent companies being hacked in future?
Citibank has acknowledged that they have been hacked leaking information on 1% of their customers. This could result in more than 1.5 million cardholders facing ever more sophisticated attacks using their personal information.
Sony Pictures has been hacked by LulzSec leading to 4.5 million records being made available. Usernames, email addresses, passwords (in plain text) and more have been released.
According to Bank Info Security, testimony on the major security breaches of the last 15 months was given before the House Homeland Security Committee by James Lewis, senior fellow at the CSIS.
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