A 26-year-old former web producer charged with helping Anonymous hack into the website of the media giant Tribune Co. provided members of the hacktivist group with log-in credentials for a computer server, according to federal authorities.
A software vulnerability brought down the website that gives the public access to the National Vulnerability Database, which is run by the National Institute of Standards and Technology, the U.S. federal agency that produces information security guidance.
As distributed-denial-of-service attacks on banks continue, a U.S. electric utility also reportedly is a DDoS victim. Is this a sign that hacktivists are broadening their targets? Experts offer analysis.
Solutionary is out with its 2013 Global Threat Intelligence Report. What are the top four threats to organizations, and how can they be mitigated? Security strategist Don Gray offers insights and tips.
DDoS attacks on banks have returned, and the attackers are changing their tactics and expanding their attack toolsets. How must organizations change the way they defend against DDoS? Carlos Morales of Arbor Networks shares strategies.
In this week's breach roundup, read about the latest incidents, including a third-party breach at Bank of America and a conviction against a man for hacking into his former employer's computer network.
Business line managers are in better positions to control and monitor network and system access privileges than IT departments, since they know their employees and the privileges they should be provided, says Bill Evans of Dell Software.
Authenticating appropriate network administrators and employees has become increasingly challenging, especially for healthcare organizations and regional banking institutions, says Tim Ager of Celestix.