North Korea criticizes President Obama for backing the release of a comedy about the assassination of its leader, denies ordering the hacking of Sony Pictures and blames the U.S. for its Internet and mobile network outages.
Distributed-denial-of-service attacks, fueled by the interconnected nature of smart devices, will only continue to increase, says Matt Moynahan, president of Arbor Networks. "The infrastructure itself is insecure," he says.
The Christmas Day disruption of Sony's PlayStation store and Microsoft's Xbox Live network continue into a second day, with a hacking group known as Lizard Squad on Twitter claiming responsibility for the attacks.
While the FBI may have attributed the hack attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment to North Korea, many information security experts remain unconvinced, based on the evidence that's been released to date.
Nobody wants to be a cyber-attacker's first victim. But there are benefits to being second or third, says Akamai's Mike Smith. Then you get to enjoy the true benefits of the oft-discussed information sharing.
After the complete collapse of network security at Sony Pictures - in the wake of its data breach - it's important that we highlight some of the organization's fundamental security mistakes. Here's a macro view of the lessons we must all learn.
In the wake of a data breach that followed a routine regulatory, a former regulator is asking why the agency failed to disclose the breach sooner, and why it has not accepted more responsibility for its error.
Once a file enters the network, we often lack the tools to monitor the file's behavior. In essence, using the point-in-time model, the security professional cannot retry the file for guilt or innocence.
The Department of Veterans Affairs, in a cryptic message, disclosed a potential security flaw that exposed the personally identifiable information of 7,054 veterans in a patient database belonging to and managed by a vendor that provides home tele-health services to the VA.
A new report now claims the breach at JPMorgan Chase is linked to a server the bank's security team overlooked when upgrading to two-factor authentication controls. Why that oversight and a well-planned spear-phishing attack were all hackers needed.
Seeking a measured response to an attack on a non-critical infrastructure company requires carefully balancing a strong message to North Korea with one that doesn't result in escalating an encounter with a rogue nuclear nation.
A week after Sony Pictures canceled the release of the upcoming film "The Interview," the studio is now planning a limited run of the movie. Also, a congressman has sent a letter to Sony requesting details on the cyber-attack.
In determining the right time to issue a breach notification, organizations have to carefully weigh the risk of premature notification based on insufficient facts versus tardy notification that can have an impact on their reputation.