It’s probably time for a sit down.
Microsoft is the latest company targeted by a sophisticated Java-based cyberattack that focuses on mobile app developers — particularly those using Macs.
The People’s Republic of China would like you to know that it had nothing to do with large scale cyberattacks against more than a hundred U.S. businesses, a government spokesperson stated in a news conference today.
Dave DeWalt is the chairman of FireEye, a threat-detection computer security company
Online security threats have taken a new, darker turn in the past few years. Instead of script kiddies and credit-card hackers, the dominant threats now are government-backed entities.
An extensive survey of businesses shows that cyberattacks are a growing threat to corporations of all kinds. Companies consider safeguarding their networks to be critically important to their business, resulting in substantial costs.
What if a burglar could browse data which reveals which houses in an area are empty, or a cyberattack could create an electricity blackout? What if you unwittingly paid for your neighbour’s electricity, or a hacker could hijack control of your washing machine?