Four members of the infamous and largely British LulzSec hacking group that carried a string of high-profile DDoS attacks in 2011 have been handed relatively lenient prison terms of up to 32 months by the judge at Southwark Crown Court.
Misbehaving adware buried inside mobile apps has turned into such a problem that security vendor Lookout Mobile Security has published a deadline for networks to change their behaviour or face being blacklisted.
McAfee has announced LiveSafe, a premium software and security service it believes can shore up the failing edifice of antivirus protection using a mixture of encryption, cloud storage, password management, authentication and malware defence for PCs, Macs, tablets and smartphones.
A heartless phishing gang that stole and frittered a British woman's entire £1 million ($1.6 million) life savings on items including "gold and cheeseburgers" have been handed heavy sentences by a judge at London's Southwark Crown Court.
Five men have been arrested by British police after allegedly going on an extravagant £500,000 ($775,000) spending spree using a compromised American Express Black card.
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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.