NEWS & ANALYSIS

Palin Hacker Asks Court for Probation

Although prosecutors are seeking prison time, the man convicted earlier this year of hacking into Sarah Palin’s e-mail has asked a court for probation.

Federal IT Execs: Cyberattack Volume Growing "Exponentially"

While hackers, criminals, and rogue states have yet to cripple the U.S. cyber infrastructure, the threat is omnipresent as government agencies struggle day-in and day-out to keep a step ahead of attackers, according to sector leaders.

Public-Private Cyber Info Sharing Still Lacking: Report

Government and the private sector still don't share enough information about cyber threats because each doubts the other's ability to protect it, according to a recent survey by the U.S. Government Accountability Office.

E-mail Security Provider Adds Extra Layers of Security

For e-mail users who need stronger security than a standard login, StrongWebmail allows the e-mail users' phone to protect their e-mail account.

Uptick in Cybercrime Cost Victims Big in 2009, FBI Report Says

The most prevalent cyberscam in 2009 used the good name of the Federal Bureau of Investigation to dupe victims out of money or personal information, the FBI reported last week.

Morning Security Brief: Spanish Botnet, Napolitano at RSA, BlackBerry Security, TSO Abuses, & Data Retention Legal Loss

Spanish police arrest botnet perpetrators. Business Week highlights Napolitano's speech at RSA today. Five security tips for BlackBerry users. Congressman complains about abusive TSA officers. Germany's highest court suspends EU counterterrorism law on data retention.

Alleged Theft at Citibank Underscores Worries Over Online Bank Robberies

The Wall Street Journal stands by its report yesterday that the FBI is investigating a cybertheft last summer or earlier where hackers stole tens of millions of dollars electronically from Citibank.

Cybercriminals Keep Malware Alive Longer

Cybercriminals have found a new, more cost-effective way to get the most bang for their buck when spreading malware, according to Symantec’s MessageLabs.

Hackers Turn Attention to Web 2.0

Hackers are increasingly focusing their malicious activity on social networking sites like Twitter, according to a new study of Web application security incidents.

Largest U.S. Identity Theft Scheme Busted

Three individuals were indicted in what is believed to be the largest hacking and identity theft case ever prosecuted in the United States.
 




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