Several NBC websites were briefly hacked today by a hacker trying to make a very original Guy Fawkes Day reference.
EMC Corporation, a multinational oldster in big data and cloud storage, has just agreed to buy Silver Tail Systems, a startup that uses real-time predictive analytics to detect and prevent online fraud and crime.
Dabble in online dating? It turns out that the crippling fear of an awkward first date is the least of your troubles. A fraud is sweeping online dating sites, according to a special report in this month’s issue of Glamour Magazine.
If you have Lookout Mobile on your iPhone or iPad — a security app that, among other things, helps you locate your device when it’s lost — you can now find your phone even if the battery’s dead through a feature called Signal Flare.
If you looked at a graph of denial of service attacks, you’d likely see a hockey stick of growth in 2011, according to research by DDOS-protection company Prolexic.
Guest Post During the Presidential election season, scammers can’t wait to cast their nets. It’s important to know the signs of fraud and be able to identify the difference between a legitimate email from a fraudulent one. Here are three ways to identify a potentially counterfeit email or website.
A Bulgarian digital rights activist is the proud owner of your Facebook name, username, and email today. Bogomil Shopov bought this information for 1.1 million Facebook users for $5.
Hackers stole credit card information and potentially tax information from 3.6 million people in South Carolina. They obtained the data by hacking into the state’s Department of Revenue — a hole which the DOR says it has patched up.
Hackers compromised credit card readers at 63 Barnes & Noble stores, according to the company. The bookseller is urging customers to check their bank statements for fraudulent activity and to change their ATM pins.
T-Mobile says it will start shipping Android phones preloaded with an app-scanning program by Lookout Mobile. The app is called Automatic App Security, and it marks a big partnership for the mobile security company.
Sometimes stolen money does come back to you. Facebook gave $250,000 to team of cyber security research students at the University of Alabama Birmingham today after the group helped track down hackers associated with the Koobface virus, which plagued the social network for some time.
Someone claiming to be a member of hacker collective Anonymous who previously claimed to take down GoDaddy and Facebook has claimed responsibility for today’s big Amazon’s EC2 cloud outage.
Now parents can control exactly what their kids see on the Kindle Fire HD — and for how long.
Researchers say that poor data encryption by Android apps can expose user data to theft, but the problem may be larger than just Android.
Seven cameras, multiple sensors, computers and other gear could make police cars into high-tech vehicles.
A special White House investigation couldn’t find any evidence of Chinese spying through Huawei telecommunications systems, though the U.S. recently warned businesses using the vendor that it “cannot be trusted to be free of foreign state influence.”
It sucks when your PC gets clogged with viruses, slows to crawl, and generally makes your life miserable. But what if it put your life in danger? With medical facilities all around the United States running outdated software that can’t install new security patches, that very well may become the case.
Facebook serves anti-virus software to over 30 million people through its AV marketplace — a function you probably didn’t realize Facebook had. The company added eight new security companies to the mix today that will provide virus protection and security tools to Facebook users.
Researchers announced a new malware called miniFlame today that may be monitoring and stealing data from specific, highly profitable victims. It is a sister to the Flame malware that made headlines earlier this year.
U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is freaked out, and for good reason. He advised America today that the country is in danger of a cyber attack that could end in civilian death.
Anonymous and Wikileaks have seemingly broken a longstanding partnership after Wikileaks put up a paywall over a number of leaked documents on its website.
Facebook says reports that its servers have been hacked by Anonymous are false, and that the company is actually experiencing outages on the European continent.
Thursday, Facebook experienced technical difficulties in parts of Europe. Proclaimed Anonymous security leader Anonymous Own3r claimed responsibility for the downtime, but the social network denied an attack took place.
Here’s more proof that even low-profile organizations are at risk. A Northwest Florida university revealed yesterday that the school’s servers were hacked, revealing personally identifiable information for up to 300,000 students and employees, already resulting in identity theft.
This is a I-screwed-up post. And it’s a clear-the-air post.
A youngster who goes by the name Pinkie Pie made $60,000 for hacking into Google today. In fact, Google was the one who paid up.
In addition, VentureBeat has discovered, Authentec has discontinued both the original security software and its replacement … and deleted the evidence from its website (though not from Google’s cache).
So there could be something to the recent Consumer Reports review that said Apple’s new Maps application doesn’t suck. While it’s met with widespread anger and certainly lacks some data, Apple Maps shows images that are too good for some.
It looks like the latest targets for malware writers are hopeful downloaders of Rovio’s Bad Piggies game.
Security company Lookout Mobile prides itself on being able protect, find, and educate you about your own phone. The company redesigned its entire app, with a special feature it hopes will help you find your phone even after the battery is dead.
The U.S. Congress Intelligence Committee and telecommunications vendor Cisco are agreed on one thing: Chinese networking equipment companies can’t be trusted.
Guest Post There has not yet been a series of security company exits for companies that are truly native to the massive secular cloud and virtualization trends. Clearly, there will be, and soon. This is an investable trend right now.
Ensafer is one approach to cloud security. It’s a product for end-to-end encryption — that means your stuff, whatever it is, stayed encrypted through transporting, sharing, storing, etc.
We hear about “bring your own device” and protecting the enterprise cloud all day every day. But what about the consumer cloud, i.e.: half the applications on your phone. Passwords aren’t safe enough, but perhaps using the wealth of available technology on a smartphone can help us more securely identify ourselves.
Cybercriminals hacked into computers of the White House Military Office, the White House told Politico today. The breach is said to come from attackers in China.
Cloud Security company Qualys is up 18 percent in after hours trading. The company debuted on the NASDAQ today, with a slow start ending in an 11 percent climb.
You can expect to see another security company on the market tomorrow. Cloud security company Qualys will debut on the NASDAQ Friday under the ticket symbol QYLS.
A programmer found nearly 100,000 unprotected usernames and passwords on the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers’ servers, according to his analysis released today. The IEEE is now working to clean up the mess.
The Federal Trade Commission will prevent seven computer rental companies from spying on customers in a new settlement reached today. The businesses were caught stealing pictures, screenshots, and sensitive information from customers.