The worst security this year – “Situation Normal: All Fucked Up”


JANUARY In the first few days of the year, gaming sites, including Steam, were hit by multiple denial-of-service attacks, with some blaming irate players. In other New Year mayhem, malware being inadvertently served up via Yahoo’s advertising network, mainly in the countries of Romania, Great Britain and France. Yahoo said it took steps to block the malvertising attack. Snapchat, the photo app and delivery service, suffered a … Continue reading The worst security this year – “Situation Normal: All Fucked Up”

Cybercriminals are filling the research gap


A disconnect between the primary research sectors and a lack of appropriate funding in each is leading to decreased technological progress, exposing a huge gap in security that is happily being exploited by cybercriminals. That was the consensus from a panel at Wednesday’s RSA Conference representing the private, academic and government sectors, discussing the challenges associated with research. Panelists included William Cheswick, technical staff member … Continue reading Cybercriminals are filling the research gap

Cyber risk to US, China relations


GOOGLE’S fight with Chinese censors could become a US-China showdown over cyberwarfare as claims emerge about the size of Chinese attacks on US commercial and defence systems. The Chinese-originated attack on Gmail accounts of human rights activists that made Google threaten to leave China was ”probably insignificant” compared with the ”theft” of source code and data from Google and at least 33 other leading technology … Continue reading Cyber risk to US, China relations