NEWS & ANALYSIS

YouTube Account Holders Target of Phishing Scam

Cybercriminals may be targeting YouTube account holders through spoofed e-mails aimed at tricking them to respond with their personal information, according to a TechCrunch.com post carried by The Washington Post.

(Dot) Org Domain Names to Get Security Boost

Non-profit, public interest organizations that use the .org top-level domain, including ASIS International, are set to get a necessary shot of cybersecurity in the near future, reports Network World.

Obama on Right Track on Cybersecurity, Former Official Says

President Obama's speech and report on cybersecurity last week was met with praise from a former government information security official.

Pentagon Plans New Military Command to Prepare for Cyberwar

With President Barack Obama set to announce his plans to defend U.S. critical infrastructure from cyberattacks today, The New York Times leads with the Pentagon's decision to create a new military command for cyberspace.

UK: Data Breach Puts RAF Officers at Risk of Blackmail

Once again poor data security handling by the British government could put officers of the Royal Air Force (RAF) at risk of blackmail, according to Wired.com's Threat Level blog.

Obama Set to Announce Creation of Cyberczar Position This Week

The new position will report to both the national security advisor and the senior White House economic advisor over fear that cyberregulations could harm economic growth.

U.S. Banks Lose Big to Cyberthieves

Cyberthieves have stolen hundreds of millions of dollars from banks by hacking into ATM machines and electronically forging transfers, an FBI agent told Reuters yesterday.

Witnesses Call for Better Information Security from Federal Government

Government officials and information security experts discussed the federal government's ability to protect its sensitive information from data breaches and cyberattacks at a congressional hearing yesterday.

Cyber “Chain of Trust” to Fight Malware

Three cybersecurity groups announced today they will team up to fight malware’s growing threat to computer networks, reports ComputerWorld.com.

McAfee Launches Cybercrime Unit

McAfee has launched a new online center to help consumers and small businesses diagnose, remediate, and report cybercrimes.
 




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