Security in the News – Week of April 14

Information Security

Krebs on Security

Crimeware Helps File Fraudulent Tax Returns

April 15

Cybercriminals targeting HR departments at compromised organizations, rapidly filing fraudulent federal tax returns on employees.


Hacker News

German Aerospace Center Targeted by Self Destructing Malware

April 14

It’s not so far when Germany confirmed its biggest Data theft in the country’s history with the usernames and passwords of 18 million email accounts stolen, compromised.


Help Net Security

Businesses Take Little Action to Mitigate Insider Threat

April 15

While businesses are growing increasingly aware of the insider threat, they still lack enforceable controls to stop and punish perpetrators.

Heartbleed Should Jumpstart Important Security Changes

April 15

With impacts on an estimated 60-70% of websites, Heartbleed is easily the security vulnerability with highest degree of potential impact ever.


Security of Most Popular Programming Languages

April 15

WhiteHat Security report takes deeper look into security of most popular programming languages including .Net, Java, ColdFusion, ASP and more.



Australia Rates Second in Cyber-Capability

April 14

Australia is second only to the United States in cyber-capabilities in the Asia Pacific region, according to a landmark report.


Network World

Heartbleed bug is irritating McAfee, Symantec, Kaspersky Lab

April 15

Flawed OpenSSL Heartbleed problem is putting security firms in the hot seat.


State of Security

Data Breaches at Federal Agencies Doubled Over Three Years

April 15

Number of IS incidents involving exposure of personally identifiable information has more than doubled over last three years.


Security and Crisis Management


Injuries as Blast Hits Central Cairo

April 15

Two policemen wounded in attack that targeted security checkpoint in Dokki neighborhood.



Nigeria Unrest: Gunmen Abduct 100 Schoolgirls

April 15

100 girls are thought to been abducted in attack on school in north-east Nigeria.


Belgian Emmanuel de Merode Shot in DR Congo Ambush

April 16

Belgian director of Africa’s oldest national park, Virunga in Democratic Republic of Congo, shot and wounded in ambush.


Latin American Tribune

Police Kill 4 Gunmen in Shootouts in Eastern Mexico

April 16

Four suspected criminals died in separate shootouts with police in port city of Veracruz.


Angeles Times

Nigeria Bus Station Bombing Kills 71; Boko Haram Blamed

April 14

Nigerian President blamed Boko H

aram for explosion that killed scores at bus station outside capital, calling Islamic militant group an unnecessary distraction, temporary problem.



Israeli Motorist Killed in West Bank Shooting: Army

April 14

An Israeli man was killed in a shooting attack on a civilian car near the city of Hebron in the occupied West Bank on Monday, the eve of the Jewish holiday of Passover.