Cyber Security

Global e-commerce sales will top $1.25 trillion by 2013

Cyber Security
Global business-to-consumer e-commerce sales will pass the 1 trillion euro ($1.25 trillion) mark by 2013, and the total number of Internet users will increase to approximately 3.5 billion from around 2.2 billion at the end of 2011, according to a new report by the Interactive Media in Retail Group (IMRG), a U.K. online retail trade organization. The study estimates that business-to-consumer e-commerce sales in 2011 increased to 690 billion euros ($961 billion), an increase of close to 20% from a year earlier . The United States remains the world’s single biggest e-commerce market, IMRG says, followed by the United Kingdom and Japan. IMRG estimates that growth rates in those countries will be approximately 10-15% a year.  But with China’s e-commerce sales growing more than 130% in 201

Anonymous Hacks US Government Sites With ‘Asteroids’ Game

Cyber Security
Hacktivist group Anonymous took over the U.S. Sentencing Commission website this weekend, turning ussc.gov into the classic arcade game "Asteroids," complete with Nyan Cat shooter. The initial hack on Saturday embedded a video on the site issuing a statement in response to the death of Internet activist Aaron Swartz. The video details "Operation Last Resort," promising revenge and demanding reform in the U.S. justice system. source

SA govt websites ‘defaced’ and ‘not hacked’, say officials

Cyber Security
Three South African government websites were ‘defaced’ by hackers and ‘not hacked’, says the State Information Technology Agency (Sita), which hosts the sites. On Sunday morning, the department of social development’s website opened to a black page with a window containing an animated graphic saying “Website hacked by H4ksniper” and another image depicting a heart rate monitor. more

How cyber-criminals are planning to attack in 2013

Cyber Security
CAPE TOWN - Software vulnerabilities will be the main target of cyber-criminals next year. This is according to a list, compiled by PandaLabs, Panda Security’s malware laboratory, of the security trends that will predominate in 2013. According to Jeremy Matthews, Panda Security’ country manager, “It is undoubtedly the preferred method of infection for compromising systems transparently, used by both cyber-criminals and intelligence agencies in countries around the world. more