Brazil to Fortify Government Email Due to NSA Revelations
Federal Data Processing Service has been tasked with making a secure email system for federal government.
Hackers Attack PR Newswire, Get User Data
Stolen data includes account customer credentials and contact information.
The Long Shadow Of Saudi Aramco
New threats, realities of targeted attacks forcing oil and gas companies to rethink and drill down on security.
Help Net Security
Researchers Crack Vessel Tracking System
Automated Identification Systems (AIS) can be easily hacked in order to do some real damage.
DDoS Attack Size Accelerating Rapidly
Global attack trends show DDoS continues to be a global threat, with alarming increases in attack size this year.
Hackers use Botnet to Scrape Google for Vulnerable Sites
Hackers using botnet to scour Google for websites that use vulnerable installations of the vBulletin forum software.
Google-Backed File-Sharing Service Spreads Chinese Malware
Xunlei has hundreds of millions of users in China. And, it was recently found to be distributing a signed malware known as KanKan.
Hackers Target Mandiant CEO Via Limo Service
CEO famously highlighted Chinese cyber-espionage efforts earlier may be feeling effect of retaliation.
Indonesia Tops China as Cyber Attack Capital
Indonesia accounting for 38 percent of attacks, China with 33 percent and U.S. with 6.9 percent.
State of Security
Gartner: Configuration Hardening Required for Security and Compliance
Security config management is an effective security control to implement, and foundational to many regulatory standards and security frameworks.
More Than One-in-Three Breaches Due to Insiders
Forrester report indicates more than one-third of reported data breaches involved insider, whether maliciously or errant data handling.
Social Engineering Key to Metasploit DNS Hijacking Attack
Key mechanism for attack against Metasploit and Rapid7 is believed to be social engineering of an employee at Registrar.com by a pro-Palestine hacker group called KDMS.
We Live Security
Five New Tricks used by Cybercriminals
Latest traps laid by cybercriminals.
Researchers Uncover Holes That Open Power Stations to Hacking
Vulnerabilities discovered in products used in critical infrastructure systems to allow attackers to crash or hijack the servers controlling electric substations and water systems.
Security and Crisis Management
Syrian Intelligence Chief Killed in Deir al-Zour
State television reported that Gen Jamaa died while “carrying out his national duties” and “pursuing terrorists” in Deir al-Zour.
International New York Times
Myanmar: More Mysterious Explosions
Three small bombs went off in eastern Myanmar, killing one and wounding six, the latest in a series of unexplained explosions.
Radio Free Europe
IED Explodes Near Caucasus Mosque, Human Remains Found
Police in Russian Republic of Kabardino-Balkaria are investigating deadly blast near village mosque that appears to have been a bomb that exploded prematurely.
Pirate Attacks by Heavily Armed Gangs Surge off Nigerian Coast
Pirate attacks off Nigeria’s coast have jumped by a third this year with ships passing through West Africa’s Gulf of Guinea, a major commodities hub.
The Washington Post
Indonesian Police Kill Suspected Militant, Arrest 2 in Anti-Terror Raid
Indonesia’s elite anti-terrorism squad shot and killed one suspect and arrested two others, seizing weapons and fertilizer allegedly for bomb making from group suspected of planning terrorist attacks.