►The White House has released its Cybersecurity Framework, which highlights best practices and suggested regulations for organizations looking to boost their cybersecurity. The Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity should serve as “a voluntary how-to guide for organizations in the critical infrastructure community to enhance their cybersecurity,” according to the report. The voluntary framework was built by the National Institute of Standards and Technology, which worked with both researchers and the private sector to pinpoint globally recognized standards and best practices.
►Opportunistic phishers and hackers are taking advantage of a popular mobile game by creating malware-filled lookalikes. The owner of the simple mobile app Flappy Bird recently removed the game from Apple’s App Store and Google Play store, and since then, dozens of wannabes have taken its place. However, security blogs have noted that some versions available for Android devices override the user’s phone and rack up premium charges on the user’s account. The scam apps trick users into messaging premium numbers to continue playing, which will quickly rack up charges. Mobile security experts are advising Android users to install anti-virus software on their devices and to be extra cautious when downloading spinoffs to popular games.