Attackers were quick to capitalized on the Shellshock Bash command interpreter bug disclosed yesterday. Constructing a botnet that is rapidly try to infect other servers, according to a security researcher. (more…)
A secret and scrappy court battle that Yahoo launched to resist the NSA’s PRISM spy program came to an end in 2008 because the Feds threatened the internet giant with a massive $250,000 a day fine if it didn’t comply.
The Chinese cyberattack group Deep Panda has compromised national security think tanks using sophisticated techniques designed to steal confidential data concerning US foreign policy, according to security researchers at CrowdStrike. (more…)
The Justice Department is charging members of the Chinese military with conducting economic cyber-espionage against American companies, U.S. officials familiar with the case said Monday, marking the first time that the United States is leveling such criminal charges against a foreign country. (more…)
Two bullets to the heart have terminated the life of Iran’s chief of cyberwarfare, according to the Daily Telegraph.
Mojtaba Ahmadi, commander of Iran’s Cyber War Headquarters, was found dead in a wooded area near the town of Karaj, northwest of Tehran. “‘I could see two bullet wounds on his body and the extent of his injuries indicated that he had been assassinated from a close range with a pistol,’” reported the Telegraph, citing an eyewitness report posted on Alborz, a Web site that the newspaper said is linked to Iran’s Revolutionary Guard.
Security researchers tonight are poring over a piece of malicious software that takes advantage of a Firefox security vulnerability to identify some users of the privacy-protecting Tor anonymity network. (more…)
Leave it to the quantum physicists at Los Alamos National Labs to have run for the past two years something that sounded like science fiction: a quantum Internet that promises perfectly secure online communications. (more…)
It looks like internet access into and out of Syria has been deliberately shut down. (more…)
The hacking collective Anonymous has said it has been “hacking” and vandalising social networking profiles linked to North Korea. (more…)
A number of government and civilian organizations experienced network and website malfunctions on Tuesday, unnerving government officials just days after computer networks at banks and broadcasters crashed due to cyber attacks. (more…)