Security in the News – Week of March 17

Information Security

ABC News

California Targeted by Cyber-Gangs

March 20

International criminal enterprises follow the money, increasingly focusing on California because of its wealth, innovation.

 

BetaNews

Malware in Pirated Software Costs Billions

May 19

Enterprises expected to spend $500 billion in 2014 to deal with issues caused by malware in pirated software.

 

Computerworld

Opting Out, and How to Protect Personal Data Offline

March 19

How to say no to direct mail, other offers.

 

Digital Bond

Mining Malware – Seeking, and Finding False Positives

March 17

What would automation software look like, would it be successful?

 

Forbes

Hidden Cost Of Cyber Crime

March 20

Estimated that cyber-attacks in 2013 cost the world $113 billion.

 

Help Net Security

Aversion to New Facebook News Feed Could Lead to Scams

March 19

When users express a need, cyber scammers will pretend to fill it.

 

20% of Malware Created Appeared in 2013

March 19

Cyber-criminals created and distributed 20 percent of all malware that ever existed, average of 82K day.

 

Krebs on Security

Sally Beauty Confirms Card Data Breach

March 17

Hackers broke into network and stole credit card data from stores.

 

Network World

Strategies for Successful DLP Strategy
March 17

CISOs offers tips on starting slow for an effective plan.

 

Lessons CIOs Can Learn From Target Breach

March 17

Key lessons from Target’s very public example of a data breach.

 

Ways to Improve Wired Network Security

March 17

In a world of insider threats, the security of the wired portion of network should also be top of mind.

 

20 Infamous Hacker Security Vendor Break-Ins

March 18

20 notorious known break-ins over past decade.

 

Seattle PI

Ex-Microsoft Employee Charged with Passing Blogger Trade Secrets

March 19

Angry worker sent blogger Windows 8 code, internal documents.

 

State of Security

Adobe ColdFusion Hackers Hit Automaker Citroen

March 18

Detects unauthorized access on site servers; presence of backdoor agent compromised customer data.

 

We Live Security

You Have Cancer Phishing Attack Shows How Low Cybercriminals Will Go

March 17

Phish purporting results of blood count report showing recipient may have cancer, circulating in UK.

 

Over 500K PCs Attacked Every Day after 25K UNIX Servers Hijacked

March 18

If you run site on Linux server or responsible for security of UNIX servers, you should do this now.

 

Security and Crisis Management

All Africa

Kenya: Mombasa Police Foil Terror Attack

March 17

Police in Mombasa thwarted what could have been a major terrorist attack, after detaining a vehicle found with explosives.

 

BBC

Crimea Crisis: Pro

-Russians seize Ukrainian Naval Basis

March 19

Pro-Russian forces took control of two naval bases in Crimea, including HQ of Ukraine’s navy.

 

Reuters

Car Bombs Kill Eight at Libya Army Academy in Benghazi

March 17

Several car bombs exploded at a Libyan army academy in the eastern city of Benghazi.

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