BOSTON/CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (Reuters) - Bank of America Corp, JPMorgan Chase & Co and U.S. Bancorp and other major U.S. banks seem to have stopped a group of hacker activists from seriously disrupting their online banking operations.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation is pursuing foreign hackers who targeted the computers of retired Adm. Mike Mullen, the former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, in the latest example of what current and former officials call a pattern of attacks on computers of former high-ranking U.S. officials.
If you spend any time with the top banks and defense contractors you will have noticed a dramatic change in their approach to defending their networks from intrusions. Traditional security operations of vulnerability management, configuration management, and policy exceptions are being beefed up dramatically. New teams are being formed to counter the onslaught of highly targeted and sophisticated attacks.
SAN FRANCISCO — What was supposed to be a shortcut for Facebook users to log into their pages ended up exposing their e-mail addresses — and, in some cases, potentially allowing access to their accounts as well.
Fear comes in many forms, and on Halloween things get creepier and crawlier than usual. But for some of us, the scariest thing of all has nothing to do with snakes and spiders — and everything to do with cybersecurity.
On a Monday in July, Ahmed Mansoor sat in his study in Dubai and made the mistake of clicking on a Microsoft Word attachment that arrived in an e-mail, labeled “very important” in Arabic, from a sender he thought he recognized.
Internet security packages have evolved far beyond simple anti-virus programs, with tools that protect you and your family while you browse the web, chat with friends and family and access social networking sites. This year's crop also has a fairly robust set of parental controls built-in that help you decide what your kids can view and when they can view it.
There's much more to Trend Micro 2013 than just Windows 8 support. With mobile about to be shoved down the throat of every Windows security vendor around, Trend swaps its features around to prepare for the new era.