Spies used "Snake" malware that allowed them to gain control of the computer systems of large organizations and steal information. Snake's design "suggests that attackers possess an arsenal of infiltration tools and bears all the hallmarks of a highly sophisticated cyber operation."
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Determined hackers seem to constantly find loopholes. Jonathan Zittrain, a law professor at Harvard University, said it's difficult for people to say no when presented with immediate benefits because any potential problems are vague and years away.
The findings are part of a joint study conducted by ITIC, a research and consulting firm based in the Boston area specializing in conducting independent surveys tracking crucial trends and KnowBe4, a security awareness training firm.
All of the Las Vegas-based company's sites were down for six days. Sands said hackers crashed its email system and stole employees' Social Security numbers. But a video posted online appears to catalog stolen information that goes much further.
Financial institutions' bill for Target's massive data breach keeps rising. Costs related to the holiday data theft has now exceeded $200 million for financial institutions, according to data collected by the Consumer Bankers Association and the Credit Union National Association.
More than 600 U.S. flights were canceled and about 2,600 were running late on Tuesday, and travelers took to Twitter to complain. United wasn't the only airline struggling to stay on schedule. Southwest had even more delays: 700, according to FlightAware.
Casino giant Las Vegas Sands Corp. has restored its websites a week after they were hacked. The company pulled down its sites after hackers defaced them with images condemning comments CEO Sheldon Adelson had made about using nuclear weapons on Iran.
Online fundraising site Kickstarter says hackers got some of its customer data. The breach comes after discount retailer Target Corp. said it believes hackers infiltrated the computers of one of its vendors, and installed malicious software in Target's checkout system for its 1,800 U.S. stores.
Nevada Gaming Control Board chairman A.G. Burnett said regulators' first priority after the world's largest casino operator was hacked Monday was to ensure the safety of player information and the integrity of the gambling systems.
The White House offered to help U.S. businesses protect their computer systems from cyberattacks that President Barack Obama called "one the gravest national security dangers that the United States faces." Officials warned that an attack on critical sectors of the U.S. economy could put the entire country at risk.
A multi-agency government task force looking into cyberattacks against retailers says it has not come across evidence suggesting the attacks are a coordinated campaign to adversely affect the U.S. economy. The National Cyber Investigative Joint Task Force says the implications cannot be overstated.
HP has published the Cyber Risk Report 2013, identifying top enterprise security vulnerabilities and providing analysis of the expanding threat landscape. This year’s report details factors that contributed most to the growing attack surface in 2013 and outlines recommendations for organizations to minimize security risk and the overall impact of attacks.
A western Pennsylvania heating and refrigeration contractor said it was the victim of a "sophisticated cyber attack operation" that is being investigated by the Secret Service and possibly linked to the data breach that enabled hackers to access millions of credit card numbers belonging to Target store customers.
In December 2012 and February 2013, crime ring members in 27 countries allegedly used stolen prepaid MasterCard debit card numbers to withdraw the millions from ATM machines. Several have already been arrested worldwide and two already convicted.
Former Federal Energy Regulatory Commission chairman Jon Wellinghoff said Wednesday an April attack on Silicon Valley's phone lines and power grid was terrorism — despite repeated FBI statements that it had found no indications to back that up.
Nine first-responders were killed, seven others injured and two were missing as they battled a fire of unknown origin that destroyed an archive of bank documents in Argentina's capital on Wednesday. The fire at the Iron Mountain warehouse took hours to control and the sprawling building appeared to be ruined.
A nationwide hotel operator is investigating a suspected data security breach that may have compromised credit card and debit card information of customers who stayed at properties in eight states last year, the company announced Monday.
Banks and America's big retailers are locked in a debate over the massive breach of millions of consumers' data that gripped Target Corp. during the holiday season. At issue: Which industry bears more responsibility for protecting consumers' personal information?
A major U.S. hotel operator says it's investigating a data breach that may affect customers from nearly a year ago but won't say how many people might be affected. Cybersecurity blogger Brian Krebs first reported the breach and said it could affect thousands of guests.
A western Pennsylvania credit union is suing Target Corp. for the cost of reissuing debit cards to about 75 customers whose account information was compromised by computer hackers who stole 40 million credit and debit card numbers from the retailer's customers.
Usernames and passwords of some of Yahoo's email customers have been stolen and used to gather personal information about people those Yahoo mail users have recently corresponded with, the company said Thursday. Yahoo didn't say how many accounts have been affected.
“We are pleased to have grown our business continuity and disaster recovery solutions, as well as launching exciting new offerings for our customers,” said Walt Thomasson, managing director of Rentsys Recovery Services.
We’re only weeks into 2014, but reports of new threats have dominated the news. 2014 is shaping up to be a diverse year for business continuity professionals. Luckily, as threats diversify, the pool of knowledgeable professionals grows ever deeper.
In the interview aired Sunday night on German public television broadcaster ARD, Snowden said if German engineering company Siemens had information that would benefit the U.S., but had nothing to do with national security needs, the National Security Agency would still use it.
Michaels Stores says it is investigating a possible company data security breach. The Irving, Texas, company said Saturday that it launched the probe after learning of possible fraudulent activity on some cards used at the home decor and crafts retailer.
Cyberattackers have hit the federal court system. Karen Redmond, a spokeswoman for the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, said the denial of service attack affected an unknown number of courts around the country.
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