Malware/Cybercrime news, trend analysis and opinion

US personnel agency takes system offline after hack

The agency has suffered two major hacks in recent months

Former Qualcomm exec sentenced for insider trading

Wang orchestrated a multi-year insider trading scheme while a top official at the company, the DOJ says

Magento e-commerce platform targeted with sneaky code

The attack code, inserted into Magento, neatly lifts payment card details, according to Sucuri

Cisco warns of default SSH keys shipped in three products

The flaw could allow an attacker to decrypt traffic exchanged by three Cisco virtual appliances

OPM's efforts to fix IT security are criticized by auditor

Senators rip into agency director for data losses from major breach

Enterprises Need Advanced Incident Prevention

Responsive, automated, and fine-tuned incident prevention is more important than ever.

Florida telemarketer, under FTC watch, suffers data breach

Advanced Tech Support said it believes it has fired the person responsible

Swedish man sentenced for powerful Blackshades malware

Alex Yucel was accused of being the mastermind behind the data-stealing program

Federal investigator to plead guilty to Silk Road robbery

Two federal investigators extorted more than $1 million from the Silk Road undergound marketplace during their investigations

The government is falling behind on application security

Three out of four government applications fail the OWASP Top 10 and the government is slacking off on fixing flaws, Veracode found

Malware? Cyber-crime? Call the ICOPs!

Integrated Cybersecurity Orchestration Platforms (ICOPs) have the potential to automate incident detection/response and streamline cybersecurity operations

Samsung to plug security hole on Galaxy smartphones

The vulnerability was found in the SwiftKey keyboard, which comes preloaded on the devices

Endpoint Security Technology Nirvana

Enterprise security professionals want a tightly-integrated, feature-rich endpoint security suite. What will this product look like?

Lawmakers worry US OPM breaches endanger national security

A breach of the agency's security clearance database could lead to serious problems

FBI investigates St Louis Cardinals over Houston Astros hacking

Suspicions were raised after internal Astros information began appearing online last year

Cybersecurity Industry Blame Game at RSA Conference

Contrary to tradeshow presentations, the industry has not failed cybersecurity professionals as many speakers insinuated

Online password locker LastPass hacked

Users will need to change their master passwords after the company detected a breach

US fears second major breach exposed more employee data

Forms containing deeply personal information obtained by hackers, reports say

Grading Cisco Cybersecurity after CiscoLive

Company showcased its rich product portfolio and strong cybersecurity commitment at CiscoLive. Great start but plenty of work ahead.

Hacked data on millions of US gov't workers was unencrypted, union says

Massive breach of government data said to expose personal information on millions

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