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Security pros: If Healthcare.gov hasn't been hacked already, it will be soon

Security pros: If HealthCare.gov hasn't been hacked already, it will be soon

Four cyber security experts have delivered to the US Congress a unanimous opinion: Americans shouldn't use HealthCare.gov, given its security issues.

Hackers throw 16 attacks at HealthCare.gov plus a DoS for good measure

Hackers throw 16 attacks at HealthCare.gov plus a DDoS for good measure

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.

NSA, Apple, Facebook and Adobe - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]


A touch of fun but with a serious side - and only a minute to watch it.

Give our weekly "60 Second Security" video a whirl today...

Anonymous threatens Singapore with hacking attacks, calls for November 5 protest... perhaps


An anonymous person, claiming to be Anonymous, recently fired off a hacking threat against Singapore's financial systems.

Should this threat be taken seriously?

NSA: No we weren't hacked, we just broke our website


The official NSA website NSA.gov was offline for several hours on Friday, prompting immediate wild speculation that it had been taken down by a DDoS campaign.

Busts, Bounties and Backdoors - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]


Who's "Paunch"? What happens when you arrest him? How do you win $100k from Microsoft? Could there really be a backdoor in Adobe's code?

Find out the answers in this week's episode!

US indicts 13 suspected Anonymous members for Operation Payback

US indicts 13 suspected Anonymous members for Operation Payback

Operation Payback was first launched in support of file-sharing sites but evolved to back WikiLeaks and to retaliate against the companies that shut down processing of the site's financial support. All participants had to do was to click a link, download the tool, and launch an attack...

Schoolboy arrested over Spamhaus DDoS, world's biggest cyber attack

London schoolboy arrested in Spamhaus DDoS, world's biggest cyber attack

Police are linking the 16-year-old to the March DDoS attack against Spamhaus - an attack of unprecedented force that rippled through the internet, affecting the London Internet Exchange and causing worldwide disruption.

Facebook transparency, Apple bugs, SEA DDoSes itself - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]


Which country came top of Facebook's new "Government Requests" report aimed at outing the countries that fish for Facebook user data the most? (I bet you're thinking it's the USA - but it isn't.)

Watch this week's 60 Second Security and find out!

LinkedIn unhacked, Microsoft bounties, Java in your browser - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]


It's that time again - time for this week's 60 Second Security, our fun-but serious "security news with a conscience" video series.

Give it a spin...it'll only take a minute.

Patching your business, Yahoo breach, Google Glass, DDoS-for-hire - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]


Our 60 Second Security videos are back!

We're aiming for a weekly roundup that's quick, fun and useful.

But there is a serious side: security anecdotes to use in your own "elevator advocacy."

DDoS-for-hire service is legal and even lets FBI peek in, says a guy with an attorney

Polish programmers jailed for 5 years for DDoS and cyber-extortion of online casino

It's "a public service on a public connection to other public servers", the operator of RageBooter told Brian Krebs, and if sites don't like getting their socks knocked off in DDoS attacks, they should fix recursive DNS and default DNS server settings.

Oh, and yes, he says, he not only cooperates with the FBI, he works with them. He's busy on Tuesdays around 1 p.m., so try later if you need to to launch an attack.

Opinion: No, the LulzSec hackers weren't noble

Was the LulzSec hacking gang harmless? Perhaps noble, even?

Graham Cluley argues that it's not cool, or funny, to hack into companies, expose the private information of members of the general public, and to launch denial of service attacks.

The LulzSec hackers who boasted they were "Gods" await their sentence

The LulzSec hackers who boasted they were "Gods" await their sentence

Four members of the notorious LulzSec hacking gang, who attacked websites belonging to the likes of the CIA, the NHS and the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA), are due to be sentenced by the UK authorities.

Monday review - the hot 20 stories of the week

Monday review

Catch up with all the security news from the last seven days - it's weekly roundup time.

Suspect in massive Spamhaus DDoS attack arrested in Spain

A 35-year-old Dutch national, officially identified only as S.K., was arrested in Spain on Thursday.

He is accused of DDoS attacks against Spamhaus and others.

Who is S.K., do you think?

Monday review - the hot 13 stories of the week

Monday review - the hot stories of the week

Catch up with everything we've written in the last seven days with this handy weekly roundup

Massive DDoS attack against anti-spam provider impacts millions of internet users


The largest recorded DDoS attack has been ongoing for over eight days now, causing slowdowns and errors throughout the internet. Is this a one time scenario or does this expose a greater weakness in the world's largest network?

Monday review - the hot 32 stories of the week

Monday review - the hot stories of the week

It's that time of the week again - here's your roundup of everything we wrote in the last seven days.

Hackers launch DDoS attack on security blogger's site, send SWAT team to his home

Brian Krebs SWATted

Brian Krebs was the victim of a caller ID spoof that resulted in armed police surrounding his house. He's pretty sure about the criminal element responsible and has linked the perpetrator(s) to a denial-of-service attack against Ars Technica following its report of Krebs's ordeal.