October 03, 2014
Banks are supposed to be among the most secure places on earth, guarded against physical attacks and cyber intrusions by extensive security measures.
But after JPMorgan Chase, the country's largest bank, said this week that more than 80 million customers were affected by a breach of its computer system, security experts warn that Wall Street remains vulnerable to cyberattacks and other industries may be even worse off. The JPMorgan attack affected significantly more people than many expe...
September 25, 2014
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Right now, security professionals are scrambling to fix a security flaw some are calling Shellshock. It's a major vulnerability related to Bash, a computer program that's installed on millions of computers around the world. There's been a lot of confusion in mainstrea...
September 11, 2014
With each successive data breach scare that’s hit corporate America in recent weeks, from JPMorgan Chase & Co. to Apple Inc. and then Home Depot Inc., the shares of an Israeli cyber-security giant have bounced higher.
Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (CHKP), the world’s second-largest network security company, reached a 13-year high of $71.99 on Sept. 5 as investors anticipated the spate of cyber-attacks will fuel demand for its services. The stock climbed 1.4 percent last week, ...
August 25, 2014
Sony's PlayStation network has been shut down after cyber-attackers overloaded it in what's known as a distributed denial of service attack.
In a blog post Sony said that no personal information had been accessed.
On Sunday an American Airlines flight carrying a senior Sony executive was also diverted following a bomb scare.
The group claiming responsibility for closing down the network also tweeted suggesting there was a security threat to the flight.
'Fixing the issue'
In a blog Sony...
August 24, 2014
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...
August 24, 2014
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...
August 09, 2014
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 ...
August 05, 2014
“These malicious actors are constantly probing Government of Canada systems and networks for weaknesses so that they infiltrate them and steal valuable information,” Forster, head of CSEC, wrote in a letter to the editor of the Toronto-based Globe and Mail newspaper.
“When we detect emails or other communications that contain malware or other threats, we block, collect and analyze them. And, we work with appropriate departments to take action to neutralize the threat.”
The operative phra...
November 20, 2012
Anti-Virus Comparatives (www.av-comparatives.org) conducted a Scan+Heuristics+Behaviorable test (http://www.av-comparatives.org/images/docs/avc_beh_201207_en.pdf ) with 4,138 new malware samples collected March 2nd 2012 (1 day).
Failure rates of Anti-Virus products tested varied from 124 samples to 2,027 samples.
Over 100,000 new malware samples are released daily - if all samples were tested failures could range from 3,000 pieces of malware infecting the test systems to 49,000 pieces of m...