We run more and more of our lives online today, with multiple accounts for different services; many sites rely on same few personal identifiers.
SEC is examining exposure of stock exchanges, brokerages and firms to cyber-attacks that have been called a threat to financial stability.
Malware can cause a cash machine to start churning out bills.
In addition, new variants of the Trojan program target Monster.com, F-Secure said.
Post allegedly by Anonymous Ukraine claimed to publish more than 800 million credit cards by releasing four archives.
21 of world’s top news organizations have been target of likely state-sponsored hacking attacks, according to Google security engineers.
Help Net Security
Kaspersky found malicious attachments in Feb. spam came in emails allegedly sent by women who wanted to make friends in run-up to V-day.
268 IT professionals answered questions about overall risk awareness, trends in threats and breaches, and effective means to mitigate vulnerabilities with regard to SCADA/ICS.
NRF says banks’ insistence on cards that use a signature instead of a PIN puts merchants and their customers at risk.
Homeland Security News Wire
US electric grid is constantly under attack despite attempts by utilities to boost physical security and cyber-defenses.
Krebs on Security
Sally Beauty acknowledged hacker break-in compromised 25K customer credit; impacted all 2600+ Sally Beauty locations.
IT security is a tricky issue. Key is to strike right balance. IT executives share advice.
Report on evolution of cybercrime depicts criminal complex growing more sophisticated in software tools, ability to hide from law enforcement.
They work hard to find evidence of stolen data, but companies don’t always appreciate the effort.
Report calls botnet activity against organizations the biggest problem.
State of Security
Bill designed to prohibit use of stolen devices, would be rendered worthless to anyone but owner once reported stolen to carrier.
Security and Crisis Management
UNAMID said unidentified gunmen attacked camp for internally displaced persons; number of villages in N Darfur states forcing some 3K civilians to seek protection at bases.
Ukrainian ultra-nationalist leader shot dead in what officials describe as a special forces operation.