New Windows malware tries to infect Android devices connected to PCs

Friday, January 24th, 2014

A new computer Trojan program attempts to install mobile banking malware on Android devices when they're connected to infected PCs, according to researchers from Symantec. This method of targeting Android devices is unusual, since mobile attackers prefer social engineering and fake apps hosted on third-party app stores to distribute Android malware. "We've ...

Six more US retailers hit by Target-like hacks, security firm says

Saturday, January 18th, 2014

Cybercriminals have stolen payment card data from six more U.S. retailers using similar point-of-sale malware that compromised Target, a computer crime intelligence company said Friday. The conclusion comes from a study of members-only forums where cybercriminals buy and sell data and malicious software tools, said Dan Clements[cq], president of IntelCrawler, which ...

Neiman Marcus hack reportedly went undetected for months

Friday, January 17th, 2014

A security breach that yielded Neiman Marcus customers' payment card information went undetected for nearly six months, according a report in the New York Times. The upscale department store revealed Friday that hackers may have stolen customers' credit and debit card information during an intrusion it detected in mid-December, but sources told the Times ...

Hackers Have Used A Refrigerator To Attack Businesses

Friday, January 17th, 2014

Security researchers at Proofpoint have uncovered the very first wide-scale hack that involved television sets and at least one refrigerator. Yes, a fridge. This is being hailed as the first home appliance "botnet" and the first cyberattack from the Internet of Things. A botnet is a series of computers that seem to be ...

The NSA Is Breaking Most Encryption on the Internet

Thursday, September 5th, 2013

The new Snowden revelations are explosive. Basically, the NSA is able to decrypt most of the Internet. They're doing it primarily by cheating, not by mathematics. It's joint reporting between the Guardian, the New York Times, and ProPublica. I have been working with Glenn Greenwald on the Snowden documents, and I have seen a lot ...