Category: News

US issues emergency directive to halt DNS hijacking

The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has issued an emergency directive in an effort to halt a campaign of domain name system (DNS) infrastructure tampering attacks. The emergency directive comes just over a week after the computer emergency readiness team (US-Cert) issued an alert about an infrastructure …

Cyberattacks could cost trillions globally

Hackers target West African financial sector — Tim Cook makes privacy recommendations — It’s the money issue of MC, starting with a prediction that cyberattacks will cost companies worldwide $5.2 trillion over the next five years. An Accenture study anticipates the …

Courts Hand Down Hard Jail Time for DDoS

Seldom do people responsible for launching crippling cyberattacks face justice, but increasingly courts around the world are making examples of the few who do get busted for such crimes. On Friday, a 34-year-old Connecticut man received a whopping 10-year prison …

Cyber to the Corps

It’s lowkey one of the biggest problems in all of cybersecurity: Deploying a skilled workforce in the face of an overwhelming gap. With that in mind, a paper from the New America think tank out this morning proposes creating a national, volunteer …

British Airways data breach worse than thought

British Airways (BA) has revealed that its August 2018 data breach affected 185,000 more customers than first thought, bringing the total number of victims to more than 500,000. BA’s swift response to the breach – which compromised the personal and financial details …

Trump talks ‘very important’ cyber

President Donald Trump this weekend talked about cybersecurity and election interference at two separate events. Here’s a bit of an annotation of his remarks from Friday in Scottsdale, Ariz. — Asked about Friday’s unsealed indictment of a Russian woman charged …