"A panel of experts told U.S. senators at a recent hearing of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation that the United States would be defeated in an all out cyber war." CNET

Foreign Governments could compromise the computers of unsuspecting users within the country and then launch an attack against us - Is Your System Compromised? 

August 7, 2014

August 7, 2014


Two government agencies said Wednesday they limited operations with a major government contractor that oversees hundreds of thousands of security clearance background checks for civilian and military workers after the contractor reported it had been targeted by a cyberattack.

The contractor, USIS, did not identify the suspected culprit but said in a statement Wednesday that the cyberattack had "the markings of a state-sponsored attack." An official with the Department of Homeland Security said the intrusion may have compromised some of its employees' information.

Obviously USIS is not using Valt.X. Had they have used even the simplest Valt.X protection, they would not have had their computer systems compromised.

Read the whole article on the ABC website

 

September 2, 2014

 

Russian Hackers Sack US Banks: Report

Russian hackers may have helped themselves to some bank data that could be used to profit from insider trading on Wall Street. The Russian government turns a blind eye to cybercrime because it's often aligned with the country's interests. "In this case, political events have shaped the target and the type of attack, but this is organized crime making a profit," said Scott Borg, CEO of the US-CCU. Read the report from Tech News World