Computer networks in nations where the government has ratified international cyber-agreements have lower incidents of malware infection, says Paul Nicholas, Microsoft senior director of global security strategy and diplomacy.
The motive behind the cyber-attack on South Korean banks and broadcasters was atypical, as compared to most digital assaults that involve implanting malware on IT systems, says McAfee's Vincent Weafer.
Conventional wisdom suggests China isn't interested in disabling industrial control systems in the U.S. After all, such an act would be against its own economic interest. But is that type of thinking right?
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.
Most people will remember March 13, 2013, as the day Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio ascended to the papacy as Pope Francis. But for those who consider cybersecurity vital for society's well-being, it's an historic date as well.
In notifying customers of a breach, the online archiving service Evernote might have confused some customers by sending them an e-mail that contained a clickable link to be used to reset passwords - despite warning against using such links.