NEWS & ANALYSIS

Cyberthieves Phishing for Cash

Bank accounts are a major target of cyberthieves who use "phishing" tactics to steal customers' money and tap into bank accounts.

DHS Cybersecurity Nominee Criticized

The Department of Homeland Security nominee for the job of securing computer networks across agencies is drawing criticism from Congress.

White House Seeks IT Security Spending Hike

The Bush Administration looks to strengthen the U.S.' IT security spending by 10 percent for FY 2009.

Employees Working from Home Ignore Security

A new Cisco study says half of IT managers report remote workers are less diligent about security than they were a year ago.

Retailers in the U.K. Need Better IT Security Strategy, Report Warns

Deloitte says, "only 20 percent of respondents said they have a formally defined information security strategy."

Third Underseas Internet Cable Cut in Three Days

Businesses stretching from the Middle East to Asia hit with phone line disruptions and Internet outages.

U.S. Government Tests Its Hacker Defenses

The "Cyber Storm" war game was the biggest of its kind ever, says AP.

Spammers Following News and Trends

Spammers pay attention to current events and fashion trends to better fool their marks.

Cyberattack on Estonia Work of 20-Year-Old Native

The student launched the denial-of-service attack against the Web sites of Estonian institutions because he was angry Estonia removed a WW-II bronze memorial to Soviet soldiers.

Japan: Virus Writers Charged with Copyright Violations

The criminal charges levied are reminiscent of how the U.S. government prosecuted mob boss Al Capone.
 




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