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A Decoy Computer Was Set Up Online. See Which Countries Attacked It the Most

From Bloomberg.com. Valt.X would be a great choice to use in these decoy computers!   If you build it, they will come. And attack. Earlier this year, I was brainstorming with Greg Martin, the founder and chief technical officer of ThreatStream, a Google Ventures-backed security startup, about finding a way to show the global nature of attacks against industrial-control systems used in electrical grids, water systems and manufacturing plants. For obvious reasons, attacks against critical ...

Botnet Twists the Knife in iCloud Security

Botnets are exactly the sort of protection Valt.x provides to computer systems. With Valt.X the system won't get infected and cannot serve in a botnet attack. Protect yourself by installing Valt.X today. This post from TechNewsWorld serves as a reminder how easy it is to string together an attack, this on directed at iTunes users...   Hot on the heels of hackers stealing celebrities' nude photos from their iCloud accounts and posting them on the Web comes news that iCloud users are being...

Who is really at risk in this new type of warfare?

Dan Saelinger Like so many stories in the world of digital security, this one began with simple human carelessness. In 2006, a senior official in the Syrian government brought his computer with him on a visit to London. One day, he stepped out of the hotel and left the laptop behind. While he was out, agents from Mossad, the Israeli intelligence agency, snuck into his room and installed a Trojan horse onto the machine, which allowed them to monitor any communications.  For the Syria...

Cyber security Among Top Concern of US Energy Companies

Cybersecurity leapt onto the list of the top five concerns for U.S. electric utilities this year, yet fewer than a third say they’re prepared to meet the growing threat of an attack, according to a new survey. “The industry is paying attention and actively seeking ways to bolster security practices to limit power system vulnerability,” says an annual report from the consulting, construction and engineering firm Black & Veatch titled "2014 Strategic Directions: U.S. Electric Industry." “We...

It's War! Says Cyber Experts

FOLLOWING the recent stunning revelation that Russian crooks have stolen 1.2 billion user names and passwords, the biggest breach on record, experts say making the internet more secure will take a massive global effort. EVERYTHING from bolstering website security to a stronger push to prosecute the criminals, to better vigilance by consumers, will be needed. How much all this might cost is unclear, with some experts estimating it could take billions of dollars, while others insist it's more a...

Russians Steal 1.2 Billion Passwords

The CBC has reported that Russian hackers have stolen 1.2 billion user names and passwords in a series of internet heists affecting 420,000 websites, according to a Milwaukee firm that specializes in uncovering online security breaches.Hold Security CEO Alex Holden said more accounts could be compromised if the hackers sell the information they have gathered.  The reported break-ins are the latest incidents to raise doubts about the security measures that both big and small companies use to ...