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Richard Adhikari
3 Cybersecurity Threats SMB Etailers Should Not Ignore
02/16/18 12:23 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 878 Words

Unvetted Open Source Code
SMBs that use open source software to keep down costs may increase their vulnerability to cyberattack , Olson suggested.

"There is no accountability for the developer community should a feature or plug-in be compromised," he said.

Peter Suciu
2017 in Tech: The Year of Foreshadowing Big Things to Come
12/29/17 7:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1480 Words

Cybersecurity: The Hacks Kept Coming
The past year didn't see a major hack leading the nightly news -- there was no massive cyberattack on a government agency like the 2015 breach of the Office of Personnel Management.

Also, cyberattacks...

David Jones
Ukraine Mounts Investigation of Kiev Airport Cyberattack
01/20/16 7:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 511 Words

... officials earlier this week said they had launched a probe into the source of a cyberattack that targeted the Boryspil International Airport in Kiev. The attack may be related to the BlackEnergy malware attacks that recently targeted Ukrainian infrastructure facilities, apparently from...

Richard Adhikari
NYSE, United Shutdowns Spark Cyberattack Rumors
07/09/15 9:15 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 664 Words

The Bad Guys Are Winning?
The United States Department of Homeland Security said the NYSE shutdown was not due to a cyberattack. President Obama reportedly was briefed on all three shutdowns.

"What does it say that [a cyberattack]...

David Vranicar
Red Alert: Chinese Telecoms and Cyberattack Jitters
10/17/12 5:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1035 Words

TNW: If China was bent on accessing data, getting secrets, whatever, is preventing Huawei from building our networks going to be enough to stop it? Are they scapegoating Huawei when the real threat is some sort of sophisticated cyberattack as opposed to...

Peter Suciu
HBO Cyberattack Driven By Mysterious Motives
08/03/17 1:11 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 828 Words

... Warner's pay-TV network HBO on Wednesday admitted that it had been targeted by a cyberattack, confirming an anonymous email the alleged hackers distributed to media outlets last weekend. Among the content that may have been compromised were upcoming episodes of the...

Richard Adhikari
Report: Botnets Help Bump Cyberattack Attempts by 20 Percent
11/17/15 5:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 677 Words

Kaspersky Lab estimates businesses spend on average between $38,000 and $550,000 to recover from a cyberattack , depending on their size.

How Companies Can Protect Themselves
Automating the order review process lets companies integrate and access identity data they...

Richard Adhikari
Ready, Set, Cyberattack!
01/14/14 2:42 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 649 Words

The two looked at four case studies -- the Stuxnet attack on Iran's nuclear program; the cyberattack on Saudi Aramco; persistent cyberespionage carried out by the Chinese military; and economic coercion by China in a dispute with Japan.

Their model is an...

David Vranicar
UK Olympics Could Present Juicy Cyberattack Target
05/03/12 9:17 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 756 Words

"We have rightly been preparing for some time a dedicated unit which will help guard the London Olympics against cyberattack," he said.

"We are determined to have a safe and secure Games ...

"UK government networks continue to be...

Theodore F. di Stefano
Cyberattacks: Are Virtual Wars Next?
06/22/07 5:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 832 Words

However, if some person or country decided to launch a cyberattack on another country, its likely target would be a heavy user of computers and technology . This is exactly what happened in Estonia.

The Estonian officials have accused Russia of launching...

Richard Adhikari
Secret Review Gives Obama License to Cyberkill
02/05/13 11:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 677 Words

... Obama can order a preemptive strike if there's credible evidence of a pending major cyberattack from abroad, a secret legal review has found, according to The New York Times . New policies will dictate how intelligence agencies can monitor remote computer networks...

David Jones
Small Companies Often in the Dark About Cyberattacks
10/10/17 10:41 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 685 Words

... 60 percent of small businesses have been the victims of a cyberattack over the past year, but the vast majority didn't realize that they had been attacked, according to Nationwide's third annual survey, released Monday. The insurance company tapped 1,069 businesses with...

John P. Mello Jr.
Hackers Blast Emergency Sirens in Dallas
04/11/17 5:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 830 Words

... sirens serenaded Dallas residents in the early morning hours Saturday after a cyberattack set off the city's emergency warning system. All of the city's 156 sirens were set off more than a dozen times, The Dallas Morning News reported.

Officials have...

Peter S. Vogel
Your Lawyer Is Vulnerable to Cyberattacks
04/20/15 9:20 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 934 Words

Law Firm Attacked
In one example of a response to a cyberattack, a law firm did inform its clients. On Feb. 27, 2015, the California law firm Ziprick and Cramer sent a letter to clients advising them as follows:...

John P. Mello Jr.
The Convoluted Trail Linking North Korea to Sony
01/13/15 2:34 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 740 Words

... Director James Comey has "very high confidence" that North Korea was behind last November's cyberattack on Sony, he said at a cybersecurity forum held last week at Fordham University . The attack resulted in large amounts of intellectual property, confidential communications and...

Phrantceena Halres
A Cybersecurity Strategy for Citizens
12/14/13 5:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 949 Words

The impact of a cyberattack on a large financial institution or a security breach at a government's secure data house, for example, would have dire consequences. As a result, cybersecurity is one of the greatest challenges facing the world today. Compounding the problem...

Julian Waits
Starting the Cyberinsurance Conversation
11/02/13 5:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 912 Words

Make no mistake: A cyberattack against your company is going to happen, if it hasn't already. It's really not a question of if, but when -- and of how prepared you are for it.

Protection Plans
While there are...

John P. Mello Jr.
Considering a Cyberstrike Against Syria
09/10/13 9:06 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1677 Words

That makes a cyberattack highly unlikely, maintained Mikko Hypponen, chief research officer of F-Secure .

"I'm sure the USA is doing cyberespionage to follow what's happening inside Syria, but I'm not holding my breath to see Stuxnet 2 hit Damascus," he...

David Vranicar
US Officials Pin Bank Hack Attack on Iran
01/09/13 7:54 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 601 Words

... government officials and security experts are convinced that a recent cyberattack on American banks was executed by Iran, according to The New York Times . The U.S. has not yet divulged any evidence to corroborate their accusations, but The Times reports that...

John P. Mello Jr.
Bogus Google Certificate Exposes Broader Problem
01/07/13 7:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1191 Words

First Casualty of Cyberwar
By now, many readers' eyes glaze over when they see the word prediction, but here's a prognostication we think is novel: 2013 will be the first year a cyberattack will end in a human death.


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