Information security experts are questioning the accuracy of a news report that claims Sony Pictures Entertainment is attempting DDoS attacks to disrupt sites that are providing copies of stolen Sony data.
The so-called Red October APT gang may have emerged from hiding. Two research firms report finding advanced attacks that target firms across the financial, oil and engineering sectors, as well as government embassies, primarily in Eastern Europe.
Security experts see the FIDO Alliance's release of two universal authentication specifications as a positive move in the effort to eliminate passwords. But the standards' impact will be minimal unless they're widely adopted.
A recent blog post by Managing Editor Mathew J. Schwartz, "Why Are We So Stupid About Passwords?" raised a number of issues about the ongoing risks involved in using passwords for authentication. Read the strong reaction to the commentary and join the conversation.
A new version of the Destover malware includes a legitimate certificate from Sony. But a researcher claims it's a hoax. Meanwhile, new evidence emerges that the hackers who attacked Sony Pictures Entertainment had criminal - not nation-state - intentions.
Security experts are sounding warnings that a flaw known as POODLE, revealed Oct. 14, can now be used to decrypt some Internet communications secured using TLS. Vendors have begun describing workarounds and issuing patches.
Ten months after NIST issued a draft report proposing changes on how it develops cryptographic standards, following reports that the NSA tampered with a NIST cryptographic algorithm, the institute has yet to finalize that guidance.
The "wiper" malware attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment has numerous commonalities with previous wiper attacks in Saudi Arabia and South Korea. This infographic summarizes the attacks and highlights their similarities.
The hacking gang Lizard Squad has claimed credit for knocking Sony's PlayStation Network offline. Meanwhile, investigators continue to suspect North Korea may have launched the recent, "unprecedented" hack of Sony Pictures Entertainment.
Security practitioners must change their mindset, says Dave Merkel of FireEye. We have to stop thinking we're preserving peace and realize that we're responding to warfare from well-armed attackers, he contends in this video interview.
Leading this week's industry news roundup, Soltra, an FS-ISAC and DTCC joint venture, launches a threat intelligence platform, while Tripwire and Palo Alto Networks announce the integration of APT technologies.