North Korea or not? There's still a lot we don't know about the attack on Sony Pictures and those behind it.
By Martyn Williams | 19 December, 2014 11:47
The "grinch" Linux vulnerability that Alert Logic raised alarms about Tuesday is not a vulnerability at all, according to Red Hat.
By Joab Jackson | 19 December, 2014 08:27
A smartphone app that drivers in Iowa will be able to use as an official driver's license could lead to privacy abuses by law enforcement.
By Lucas Mearian | 19 December, 2014 07:47
By Tim Greene | 19 December, 2014 07:24
A serious vulnerability in an embedded Web server used by many router models from different manufacturers allows remote attackers to take control of affected devices over the Internet.
By Lucian Constantin | 19 December, 2014 06:16
Sony Pictures has been hit by a second lawsuit alleging it didn't do enough to safeguard the personal information of employees that was lost in a major hack in late November.
By Martyn Williams | 19 December, 2014 03:49
A malware program dubbed Spark that steals payment card data from compromised point-of-sale (POS) systems is likely a modification of an older Trojan called Alina, and highlights a continuing, lucrative business for cybercriminals.
By Lucian Constantin | 19 December, 2014 03:29
U.S. officials now believe North Korea is behind the attack that took down Sony Pictures Entertainment's computer network and posted contents on the Internet, but the government hasn't decided whether to formally accuse the country of carrying out the hack, according to The New York Times.
By Tim Greene | 19 December, 2014 00:41
A gang of ATM skimmers has been at work in Queensland with several ATMs in South East Queensland targeted recently, say state police.
By Computerworld Australia staff | 18 December, 2014 11:38
Sony Pictures on Wednesday canceled the Dec. 25 release of its controversial comedy, "The Interview," after theater chains decided not to play the film following terrorist threats after a cyber attack.
By Zach Miners | 18 December, 2014 10:57
A Russian software company has updated its forensic software to work-around the security features Apple recently added to iCloud and increased what information can be extracted from the cloud storage service.
By Fred O'Connor | 18 December, 2014 09:03
President Barack Obama's administration is pushing two potentially controversial Internet policies in a secretive trade pact, with trade negotiators calling for other countries to adopt net neutrality provisions while rejecting policies requiring local storage of data in a secretive 50-country trade pact now being negotiated.
By Grant Gross | 18 December, 2014 08:24
Cloud service provider Backblaze has published performance and reliability data on two of the industry's leading 6TB 3.5-in. hard drives from Seagate and Western Digital (WD).
By Lucas Mearian | 18 December, 2014 07:55
A so-called spearphishing attack on ICANN has compromised the email credentials of several ICANN staff members and allowed the attacker access to user information, including email and postal addresses.
By Grant Gross | 18 December, 2014 04:41
The telecom industry has disputed the notion that the government’s proposed data retention regime will not create significant additional costs for the industry.
By Adam Bender | 17 December, 2014 16:16
TorrentLocker ransomware attacks affected 9,415 users in Australia, according to a new report by security vendor ESET.
By Hamish Barwick | 17 December, 2014 15:15
As the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security held its first hearing of an inquiry into the government's data retention bill, key details of the proposed regime are still yet to be revealed.
By Rohan Pearce | 17 December, 2014 13:48
Google is making progress developing a user-friendly tool for fully encrypting people's messages on their computers, with coding help from Yahoo and a transition to GitHub.
By Zach Miners | 17 December, 2014 10:07
Two former employees of Sony Pictures have filed a lawsuit against the company alleging it didn't do enough to safeguard their personal information and prevent its loss in a massive cyberattack in late November.
By Martyn Williams | 17 December, 2014 08:06
New England security group shares threat intelligence, strives to bolster region as cybersecurity mecca
The Advanced Cyber Security Center is a three year old organization with a bold mission to "bring together industry, university, and government organizations to address the most advanced cyber threats" and drive cybersecurity R&D in the New England region. Network World editor in Chief John Dix attended their most recent meeting in Boston and later tracked down ACSC Executive Director Charlie Benway and ACSC Board Chair William Guenther (CEO and Founder of Mass Insight) for a deep dive on the organization's goals.
By John Dix | 17 December, 2014 06:44
When Canadian food distributor George Weston Limited moved to Microsoft Office 365, it chose F5 Application Delivery Controllers to centrally manage user traffic to its Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS) servers.
Of those organizations that are able to detect attacks, more than 23% experienced 2 to 5 breaches or significant attacks in the past two years. Visibility holds the key to improved detection and response capabilities. Organizations need to understand their environment and what constitutes normal and abnormal behavior, train staff on how to use analytic tools and define the data they need to collect.
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