Cyberattacks Against Government Networks Rise Dramatically in 2008

The U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) has revealed to USA Today that cyberattacks against government computer networks increased by more than 40 percent in 2008.

Hoekstra Defends Iraq Twittering

Representative Pete Hoekstra, the ranking member on the House Intelligence Committee, is defending his decision to Twitter his whereabouts in Iraq in real time, despite the secretive nature of the trip, reports Fox News.

Data Breach at FAA; Obama Reviews Government Cybersecurity Efforts

The Federal Aviation Administration has fallen prey to hackers looking to steal personal information, just as President Barack Obama on Monday ordered a 60-day review of the government's cybersecurity policies.

Spam Continues to Grow, Study Says

Spam grew by 4.9 percent in January, according to MessageLabs' first report since their integration into Symantec.

Industry Group Releases Self-Encrypting Hard Drive Standards

Hard-drive vendors now have three new encryption standards to adhere to as they manufacture their products to help eliminate data breaches.

Applicants for TWIC Should Stick to TSA Website or Hotline, Agency Says

The Transportation Security Administration is telling applicants for the Transportation Worker Identification Credential to only trust information on the TSA's Web site or its information hotline, according to Land Line Magazine.

Worm Infects Computer Networks Worldwide

Millions of computers worldwide running Microsoft Windows are under assault by a multistage worm attack, reports The New York Times.

Heartland May Be the Biggest Data Breach Ever

The data breach at Princeton, New Jersey-based Heartland Payment Systems, which processes payment card transactions, could total over a 100 million card accounts compromised, possibly making it the largest ever.

The Five W's of U.S. Cybersecurity

In an essay for former intelligence officers, a government cybersecurity advisor argues the United States faces a cybersecurity crisis that needs immediate attention before it undermines the nation's economic and cybersecurity.

Coalition of Cybersecurity Organizations Reveals 25 Most Dangerous Programming Errors

Underscoring the importance of cybersecurity for the private and public sectors, a coalition of the world's leading cybersecurity organizations has jointly released a list of the 25 most dangerous programming errors that can lead to vulnerabilities easily exploited by cybercriminals and cyberspies.

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