Tag: Terrorism

Why We Won’t Get International Cyberwarfare Standards

Why We Won’t Get International Cyberwarfare Standards

Cyber Security
ASA Risk Consultants added its voice this week to the slowly growing chorus of voices demanding a coordinated international response to cyberattacks. In a research note circulated by IDG, ASA asserts that "nations will need to come to an agreement on how cyber warfare should be handled." Nations should establish lasting peace and end world poverty, too. There's always something new for the to-do list. Don't hold your breath on any of these. Lurking in the background is a strategy issued by the White House in February on "Mitigating the Theft of U.S. Trade Secrets," which noted that "the pace of economic espionage and trade secret theft against U.S. corporations is accelerating" and announced "diplomatic engagements and meetings by senior Administration officials with governments of count...
Spammers Piggyback on Boston Marathon Attack

Spammers Piggyback on Boston Marathon Attack

Internet
Cybercriminals don't hesitate when they see an opportunity to spread malware. Not even when it means exploiting as horrific an event as the Boston Marathon bombing. There's nothing new about this, of course. From big news events like Osama Bin Laden's death, to lightweight showbiz stories -- anything about Emma Watson, for example -- cybercriminals are always on the lookout for credulous clickers. Emails containing links that genuinely send traffic to video footage of yesterday's bombing, are also geared to infect devices with a Trojan Horse. According to Sophos researchers, dangerous subject lines include: Aftermath to explosion at Boston Marathon Boston Explosion Caught on Video Video of Explosion at the Boston Marathon 2013 This is no small potatoes. The SANS Institute Internet...