LEA intervention on the internet may encourage ransomware
Visitors to the rnbxclusive website are met with a stern rebuke from a UK LEA. Italian Windows users can receive a similar rebuke from the Polizia. Only one is genuine.
Many organizations grappling with data loss, CompTIA finds
One in five organizations reported definitely experiencing the loss of sensitive data in the past 12 months, while another 32% reported likely data loss, according to a survey by IT association CompTIA.
Adobe ships zero-day vulnerability patch for Flash Player
Hot on the heels of its Shockwave and Robohelp patches, Adobe has issued a patch for seven critical flaws in its Flash Player, including a zero-day universal cross-site scripting vulnerability.
Oracle plugs 14 holes in Java
Oracle this week issued a critical patch update (CPU) that fixes 14 vulnerabilities in its Java SE product.
Apple changes app policy after taking congressional heat
Apple said it will require iPhone and iPad applications to seek explicit approval from users before accessing users’ address book data after receiving congressional heat over the issue.
Anonymous mischief continues: US stock exchanges face DDoS attacks
The hacktivist group Anonymous launched distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks on a number of major stock exchanges this week, continuing its reign of information security mischief.
Cyberwar between India and Bangladesh escalates
Bangladeshi hackers have been hacking Indian sites, and Indian hackers have been hacking Bangladeshi sites. Now it is escalating as each side calls for ‘cyberwar’ against the other.
WikiLeaks denounces its exclusion from UNESCO conference
WikiLeaks has denounced UNESCO for refusing to allow it to speak at a conference being held at UNESCO HQ in Paris today and tomorrow. The conference is called 'The Media World after WikiLeaks and News of the World.'
Analysing the cyber scam that tried to fool an infosec professional's wife
PandaLabs provides an analysis of a realistic-looking shopping scam email that really delivers a bot.
End-point flaws fuel software insecurity, says Secunia
End-point vulnerabilities are fueling a rapid growth in software security flaws, according to an annual software security report by Danish vulnerability management firm Secunia.
Republican senators want to put the brakes on cybersecurity bill
A group of powerful Republican senators are calling on US Senate leadership to put the brakes on a compromise cybersecurity bill introduced this week, so that more than a half dozen committees can hold hearings on the legislation.
Digital Bond gives Valentine of critical infrastructure exploit tools
Digital Bond, a group of researchers dedicated to exposing information security flaws in industrial control systems, released on Valentine's Day a number of exploits of programmable logic controllers (PLCs) that regulate critical infrastructure processes.