Recently many cyber attacks on schools, companies and government agencies has been reported which were of Citigroup’s acknowledgement of a major data violation of customer account information marked on Thursday.
This could match or even exceed perhaps, last year’s 597 disclosures. Says non-profit Privacy Rights Clearinghouse, this was the 251st public notification of a data breach this year.
Corporate networks are mainly probed by the cybercriminals for weaknesses, at the same time, there has been serious pressure being faced by businesses for the disclosure of their hacking news.
The world's largest social network, Facebook, has revealed that it hasn't had any trouble to go on World IPv6 Day,
Donn Lee, a Facebook senior network engineer who helped rise with the plan for World IPv6 Day has stated that there are no slowdowns or trouble for Facebook after seeing the 24-hour worldwide test of the Internet's new communications protocol.
Lee has jokingly said that the Internet did not break because they have expected and hoped was completely a non-event by technical standards. Such testing was carried out for the first time.
IPv6 is the next generation Internet protocol which is still a threat for U. S. companies. On Tuesday night mostly the entire world’s largest carrier’s providers and websites switched on to IPv6 and it deals with shortage of addresses, as per a survey conducted from trade association CompTIA. The survey also found that only 22% of U. S. departments have actually started implementing the new protocol.
Keeping in mind the attack by the hackers that was reported and made public back in March, RSA Security now plans to apparently substitute all the 40 million tokens of Security IDs that are in use presently.
Following the attempt of hacking notified by Lockheed Martin owing to the failure of the security company which is an ancillary of the EMC has sent out writings to the clients owning up and taking responsibility for the failure to ensure protection.
On Monday a group of hackers has said that they have hit a Sony Corp. unit computer network. The hackers have done the string of attacks on the Japanese technology and media giant.
The group of hackers has named themselves "LulzSec" which means a combination of "lulz," or laughs, and security. They have said that they were successfully in hitting Sony for fifth time. They have posted network plans and code allegedly from the company's developer network and music entertainment group.
The US official has stated that few people working at the White House were targeted by the China-based hackers who broke into Google Inc.'s Gmail accounts.
Lawmakers and security experts have claimed that the hackers were probably in the thought that the officials were conducting administration business on their private emails.
The government has also agreed that the senior administration officials were targeted in the "phishing'' attacks on hundreds of users of the email service. However White House officials did not revealed the person name that was exactly targeted.
Twitter which was initially launched with a text-only service has announced on Wednesday that it will launch a programme to share photos and videos via tweets. This is part of a strategy which will help the company build a sustainable and profitable business.
It is part of a tie-up with Denver’s Photobucket Corp., backed by media conglomerate News Corp. on Tuesday; Twitter launched a follow button to link a particular Twitter account.
As Apple is all set to unveil its cloud-based service at the hands of CEO Steve Jobs, the domain by the name of iCloud. com has been taken over by the Company, at least in the administrative aspect. On Tuesday, the domain was registered to a Swedish firm, Xcerion.
However, WHOIS searches on Wednesday revealed that Apple was the owner of the domain. Experts have predicted that iCloud will provide online music locker services, replicating the moves of its rivals, Google and Amazon.
When search giant came up with "Google Wallet" it was the first one to go into the future where smartphone could be used as credit cards. No wonder then that the rivals wanted to cut the journey short.
eBay for example soon threw up a hurdle against Google which was inform of a lawsuit against the mobile payments platform.
The suit said that it was using its trade secrets and was more or less in line with the PayPal financial transactions unit.
Facebook's famous creator Mark Zuckerberg has got a long list of things that he does when he is not building up the social network giant. And the list includes what he says, “things about the world that he wants to learn and is always trying to expand his interests and teach himself greater discipline”.
There was a whole lot of news about how fake antivirus has been infecting several security firms lately like ESET, Intego and Sophos. These firms had started to raise alarms from the starting of this month and had said that these programs are directly affecting the Mac OS platform.
What is more scary is that these scarewares are working in the same way as the PC variants and many of the customers were scammed into entering a credit card number to be buying out bogus security software. The software once downloaded did nothing.
The largest US defense-contractor in terms of sales, Lockheed Martin has announced that despite cyberattacks none of the data of the customers, employees or other executives has been lost. The attack was quite “significant and tenacious” and one of the worst that happened nine days ago.
Reports of the same have been confirmed by the company as well as the US government, but along with it came the insistence from the company. In a statement, the US Department of Defense has said that they are not expecting any kind of adverse effect because of the attack.
A show named WikiSecrets that will be all about the history and story of WikiLeaks is going to be aired very soon. And it would be covering two different areas- the website and the changing ways of modern politics.
Besides that the personalities dealing with the website are also going to be talked about It should be no special wonder if special mention about the co-founder, Julian Assange and alleged leaker Bradley Manning are talked about in great detail.