ABB won't patch industrial control system flaw
Swiss industrial conglomerate ABB does not plan to patch an arbitrary code execution vulnerability in components of itsWebWare Server application, used in various industrial systems, because it is a legacy product nearing the end of its lifecycle.
Anonymous UK plans to attack the Home Office
The UK faction of Anonymous has announced a campaign against the Home Office in protest against extradition arrangements with the US, and the European Arrest Warrant (EAW). It is timed for 9:00pm on Saturday.
Pastebin to be better purged of ‘hurtful’ hack dumps
“I am looking to hire some extra people soon to monitor more of the website's content, not just the items that are reported. Hopefully this will increase the speed in which we can remove sensitive information,” says Jeroen Vader, owner and developer of Pastebin.
TIBCO announces intent to acquire LogLogic
TIBCO Software Inc., a Palo Alto, California-based company, has announced a definitive agreement to acquire LogLogic Inc, a privately owned firm based in San Jose.
Encryption is key for local police to comply with FBI cloud security rules
Local law enforcement will need to make sure their data is encrypted in order to comply with the FBI’s Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) security rules for use of cloud computing, says Todd Thiemann, senior director of product marketing at encryption provider Vormetric.
Weighing the costs and benefits of disaster recovery planning
In order to protect data from a disaster or cyberattack, organizations should develop a disaster recovery plan based on a cost-benefit analysis of the value of the data versus the cost of maintaining backup facilities, according to a report from Wisegate.
UK government puts brakes on web snooping plans
In an apparent about-turn over government plans to allow security and police services to spy on e-mails, phone calls and internet browsing habits, deputy prime minister Nick Clegg said the legislation will be published only as a draft.
Show me the money: infosec staffing budget to rise 14% next year
Information security staffing budgets are expected to increase 14% over the next year, fueled by regulatory compliance requirements and market demand, according to a survey by Information Shield.
Blackhole-laden spam targets airline passengers
Cybercriminals have launched a Blackhole-laden spam campaign against US Airways passengers, trying to convince them to click on a link to "view" their reservation, according to Kaspersky Lab.
Apple releases Java update with 12 security fixes
Apple has shipped a Java update for Mac operating systems with 12 security fixes, including one that plugs a hole exploited by a recent variant of the Flashback malware.
IRS security dissing party continues
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) just can’t catch a break when it comes to its information security posture; the US Treasury’s auditors are joining the criticisms begun by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) about infosec shortcomings at the US tax collector.
UK hacker G-Zero jailed for using Zeus and SpyEye
Edward Pearson, aka G-Zero, has been jailed for 26 months at Southwark Crown Court for “making an article for use in fraud and two counts of possession of an article for use in fraud.”