China and "one or two" other countries are capable of mounting cyber attacks that would shut down the electric grid and other critical systems in parts of the United States, according to Adm. Michael Rogers, director of the National Security Agency and head of U.S. Cyber Command.
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Despite the ongoing media commentary and “best practices” memos, consultant Adam Epstein of Third Creek Advisors notes that board members of small-cap companies and those considering or preparing initial public offerings are still befuddled by persistent myths on this topic.
White hat hackers have demonstrated that they could create the electronic equivalent of a skeleton key to unlock car's networks. The project's goal is more than just to plug vulnerabilities--it is to reconceive the most critical lines of computer code that control the car in a way that could make them invulnerable to some of the major known threats.
Yesterday, employees across the Sony Pictures offices were greeted with a strange picture as they tried to login to their computers. Computers at the company were completely unresponsive, showing a glowering CGI skeleton, a series of URL addresses, and a threatening message from a hacker group that identifies itself as #GOP.
A competition that challenges academic and private institutions to present solutions to fingerprint or iris spoofing is set to hold its fourth edition, with organisers saying it will play a “crucial” role in evaluating the current state of the technology.
A cyber snooping operation reminiscent of the Stuxnet worm and billed as the world's most sophisticated computer malware is targeting Russian and Saudi Arabian telecoms companies. Cyber security company Symantec said the malware, called "Regin", is probably run by a western intelligence agency and in some respects is more advanced in engineering terms than Stuxnet.
GFI Software released the findings of an independent study into how workers use company provided computers and laptops for personal activities, and the direct impact that personal use can have on the organization.
On November 10, a 12-year-old girl left her home in the Baltimore suburb of Nottingham at 7:30am, heading to her middle school. She never returned home. Her digital identities played a role in the forensics work used to track down her abductor. But they also played a major role in her abduction.
Dissenters within the National Security Agency, led by a senior agency executive, warned in 2009 that the program to secretly collect American phone records wasn't providing enough intelligence to justify the backlash it would cause if revealed, current and former intelligence officials say.
In the next few months hackers will try to penetrate the cyber defenses of Britain's major banks and steal information about millions of customers. But for once they'll be welcome.
Encrypted communications is very en vogue post-Snowden, but there can be unintended consequences. The growing use of encryption to address privacy concerns is creating perfect conditions for cyber criminals to hide malware inside encrypted transactions, and even reducing the level of sophistication required for malware to avoid detection.
It’s by no means complete yet, but the transition to a mobile IT environment in government is well established. Parallel with that, however, is the expectation that mobile communications will be able to deliver all that society expects in the way of seamless audio, video streaming and fast transfer of multi-megabyte data files.
Mobile security firm Lookout has discovered a more sophisticated variant of the NotCompatible Android botnet which it says targets enterprise networks through compromised mobile devices.
Leading prosecutors in New York and London police plan to embed staff in each others’ offices, officials say, increasing transatlantic collaboration in an effort to combat cyber crime.
Leading Democrats in both houses of Congress sent letters to 16 major banks and other financial firms requesting detailed information about recent data breaches and briefings from corporate data security officials.
Attackers will continue to resort to non-amplification attacks when there are not enough vulnerable systems available to exploit for reflection methods.There will be a rise in mobile DDoS attacks as emerging countries increase smartphone subscriber usage.