The arrest followed an investigation into network intrusions and distributed denial of service attacks against a number of international business and intelligence agencies by what is believed to be the same hacking group.
As the Sony and Epsilon breaches show, privacy is now in the news media every day. And organizations need to be prepared to address the issue, says Trevor Hughes, executive director of the International Association of Privacy Professionals.
Card-skimming trends continue to pose a threat to financial institutions and retail outlets, but there are steps organizations can take to fight back, says John Pearce, director of financial services for ADT Security Services.
The video gaming company Sega says it brought down its online Sega Pass gaming because of unauthorized entry of its database, in which hackers obtained some members' e-mail addresses and encrypted passwords.
State and federal banking regulators closed two banks on Friday, June 17. These actions raise the year's total number of failed institutions to 61 banks and credit unions that have closed, been acquired or placed into conservatorship.
The Privacy and Security Tiger Team is recommending that electronic health records software certified for the HITECH Act's EHR incentive program should be able to record corrections from patients or providers as well as transmit those corrections to others.
Hitch encouraged agencies to be proactive in combating virtual threats, and created an IT security operations center that brought together IT assurance and operations experts . "It makes assurance operational," he says.
It's not easy to read into LulzSec's motivation. They seem intolerant of those who know the rules but fail to follow them, such as IT security professionals who reuse passwords. They're brazen, and they're in it for the laughs.