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  • Opinion: LulzSec Hacks Sony Pictures, 1 Million Accounts Exposed

    Just when it looks like Sony was finally recovering from the PlayStation Network hack, it happened again. This time, it wasn't PSN, but Sony Pictures: hackers may have compromised 1 million SonyPictures.com user accounts, stealing personal information including e-mail addresses and passwords, as well as street addresses, dates of birth, and more. On top of that, the hacker group posted a file containing information on 50,000 users.

  • Opinion: Are You a Data Breach Victim? Here's What to Do

    Alas, another day, another data breach. Late Thursday, word broke that the hacker group LulzSec broke into SonyPictures.com and gained access to 1 million user accounts (the group apparently posted details for 50,000 accounts online). If you have a Sony Pictures account, the bad news is that your personal information may be out there. You can't change that fact, but you can take a few steps to limit the potential for damage.

  • News: Battle looms over securing virtualized systems

    There's growing consensus that traditional approaches to network security -- the firewall and intrusion-prevention appliances, the host-based antivirus software -- simply do not work well in virtualized environments for which they were never designed.

  • News: Hotmail and Yahoo users also victims of targeted attacks

    Web mail users at Yahoo and Hotmail have been hit with the same kind of targeted attacks that were disclosed earlier this week by Google, according to security software vendor Trend Micro.

  • News: Sony hacked again, 1 million customers' details posted online

    Sony was today reeling from yet another data leak after hackers broke into one of its sites and accessed name, address, birth dates, emails, phone numbers and password data on more than 1 million customers who entered contests promoted by Sony.

  • News: Checklist for a successful security assessment

    A security assessment is a request to analyze the risk of an IT solution. The request is initiated by a CISO (Chief Security Officer) or ISO (Information Security Officer) within a corporation. It is used to make sure that security concerns are met before changes are made to the information technology infrastructure. There are foundation plans which evaluate the state of new applications or infrastructure. Or there are incremental plans that address changes to the foundation plan.

  • News: NATO warned of threat from Anonymous hackers

    Its enemies include Al Qaeda, the Taliban and North Korea but now a new name has quietly been added to a list of threats the world’s most powerful military alliance, NATO, should reckon with – the Anonymous hacking group.

  • News: Lesson from SecurID breach: Don't trust your security vendor

    What does a rash of attacks seemingly stemming from the RSA SecurID breach mean to most enterprises? That depends, experts say.

  • News: Google, China Bicker Over Attempted Gmail Hack

    China says it's not to blame for Google's Gmail spear phishing attacks that targeted the e-mail accounts of top U.S. officials. Google had accused China of being the country of origin for a massive hack campaign aimed at gaining personal Gmail login credentials of hundreds of senior U.S. government officials and officials from other countries, but China says the allegations are "unacceptable."

  • News: 25% of workers have committed a 'data security sin'

    A quarter of UK workers have committed at least one 'data security sin' such as losing a USB device or leaving a laptop unattended in public, says Fasthosts.

  • News: UK kids spend 4.2 hours a week social networking

    UK kids aged six to nine years old spend an average of 4.2 hours per week using social networks, says AVG.

  • News: Google says phishers stole e-mail from US officials, others

    Google has disrupted what it believes to be a targeted phishing campaign aimed at stealing e-mail from government officials, contractors and military personnel.

  • News: Search on for next UK Cyber Security Challenge champion

    Registration for the 2011 Cyber Security Challenge UK has opened today, as the industry goes on its second annual search to find the IT security talent of the future.

  • News: Sony to restore Thursday all PlayStation Network services

    Sony will fully restore PlayStation Network services on Thursday in all regions other than in Japan, Hong Kong, and South Korea, the company said.

  • News: Remains of the Day: iCloud, uCloud, we all cloud for iCloud

    Will Apple's iCloud be free as in water? Can OS X hope to combat the malware menace? Is Apple's secret data center merely a front for its nefarious plot to drill into the Earth's core? We raise all of these questions and, frankly, answer none of them in the remainders for Wednesday, June 1, 2011.

  • Opinion: Hackers Hit Gmail Users, Defense Contractors, Mac Users

    Google revealed today that "hundreds" of Gmail accounts were compromised in a nasty spear phishing attack that targeted high-profile U.S. military and government officials, among others.

  • News: Facebook video scam puts malware on Mac and Windows

    Facebook seems unable to stop scammers from circulating malicious Web links that install fake antivirus software on victims' computers.

  • News: North Korea training cyberwarriors at foreign colleges

    North Korea is trying to boost its cyberwar capability by its best sending programmers abroad for training in the latest hacking techniques, a defector from the country has told a security conference in Seoul.

  • News: Malware Spikes, Spam Plummets, Says Report

    It has been the busiest quarter on record for malware according to a new report from McAfee. The McAfee Threats Report: First Quarter 2011 claims six million unique malware samples were recorded during the first quarter of 2011, and also points out that spam traffic is down, and mobile malware threats are on the rise.

  • News: Top security nightmares: Privately owned iPhones, iPads and other mobile devices

    IPhones, iPads and other employee-owned mobile gear are the most risky devices that can be connected to corporate networks, according to a new survey by ISACA, an international user group devoted to providing benchmarks and guidance for technology best practices.



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