cybersecurity

October 31, 2018

The indictments named two officers working for the Nanjing-based foreign intelligence arm of China’s Ministry of State Security and six other defendants who allegedly conspired from 2010 to 2015 to steal sensitive turbofan engine technology used in commercial aviation.

October 29, 2018

In the darkest hours of World War II, a swarm of hidden foreign attackers wreaked devastation on America’s security and economy. Unfortunately, the defenders in the employ of the U.S. government were too often absent when the attackers struck, which only incentivized them to come back for more.

October 25, 2018

Yahoo has said it will pay $50 million in damages and provide free credit-monitoring services to millions of Americans and Israelis following a data breach beginning in 2013 that led to as many as 3 billion accounts being compromised by hackers.

October 24, 2018

Facebook is reportedly looking to acquire a major cybersecurity firm following a massive breach that compromised data from 30 million accounts. The company has approached several unnamed cybersecurity providers about potential acquisitions...

October 23, 2018

Chris Wysopal and his Boston hacker collective pals from the L0pht sounded the alarm on the sad state of software vulnerability in a now-legendary 1998 appearance before Congress. Then-Sen. Joe Lieberman hailed the group as "modern-day Paul Reveres." Wysopal remains active in cybersecurity today as chief technology officer of Veracode, now part of CA Technologies.

October 22, 2018

There aren’t enough cybersecurity workers out there--and things are getting worse. According to one estimate, by 2021 an estimated 3.5 million cybersecurity jobs will be unfilled. And of the candidates who apply, fewer than one in four are even qualified.

October 18, 2018

The most common form of phishing email in education tends to include an attached invoice; 66 percent of hacker attempts use the attached invoice ploy to get unwary recipients to click on an infected link; another 28 percent use a payment notification scheme; and 6 percent try online order tricks.

October 16, 2018

Russian hacker forums cater to business transactions while Chinese hacktivism is rooted in allegiance to country, according to a new report from Recorded Future, a threat intelligence firm. China’s first hacker groups popped up in the late 1990s, triggered by anti-Chinese riots in Indonesia, the report said. Originally nationalistic discussion boards, they eventually evolved into the initial wave of Chinese hacking groups: the Green Army, China Eagle Union, and Hongke (or Honker) Union, Recorded Future added.

October 15, 2018

At the end of last month, Facebook made a bombshell disclosure: As many as 90 million of its users may have had their so-called access tokens--which keep you logged into your account, so you don't have to sign in every time--stolen by hackers. Friday, the company put the actual number at 30 million. Here's how to see if you were one of them, and if so, what the hackers got from your account.

October 14, 2018

Facebook on Friday revealed that hackers had stolen extensive information from 14 million users in the hack it announced last month. The company said an estimated 30 million people were affected by the hack, downgrading its initial estimate that information on 50 million users had been compromised.

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