- Botnet snatches 2 million logins for Facebook, ADP payroll processor and other sites
- Malware still running rings around security tools, eThreatz testing finds
- 2 million stolen login credentials discovered for Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Twitter, other sites
- Fake-police ransomware reaches Australia
- Retailers tracking customers via Wi-Fi suggests that privacy really is dead
Experts agree hackers are winning but some are hesitant to blame it on a lack of new technology, however
Hackers don't need Stuxnet or Flame to turn off a city's lights, say security experts
Infrastructure and tools used by hackers originate from network infrastructure in China, security firm Symantec says
Apple's popular image of being immune from malware has fired up hacker interest in the platform in recent times
App language contains open door for Black Hat mischief
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Incident handling is a vast topic, but here are a few tips for you to consider in your incident response. I hope you never have to use them, but the odds are at some point you will and I hope being ready saves you pain (or your job!).
- Have an incident response plan.
- Pre-define your incident response team
- Define your approach: watch and learn or contain and recover.
- Pre-distribute call cards.
- Forensic and incident response data capture.
- Get your users on-side.
- Know how to report crimes and engage law enforcement.
- Practice makes perfect.
I’m dating myself, but I remember when holiday shopping involved pouring through ads in the Sunday paper, placing actual phone calls from tethered land lines to research product stock and availability, and actually driving places to pick things up. Now, holiday shoppers can do all of that from a smartphone or tablet in a few seconds, but there are some security pitfalls to be aware of.