Sophos - Naked SecurityThe town of Burlington, Washington has warned residents that they could be the targets of identity theft, after hackers compromised systems used to run an online automatic utility billing system and emptied $400,000 from a city bank account.
Sophos - Naked SecuritySophosLabs has intercepted a widespread malware campaign that has been spammed out, disguised as a communication from DHL Express.
Sophos - Naked SecurityThe case involves a woman's hacking into her former boss's Yahoo account to uncover evidence of his extramarital affair. Judges decreed that email stored in the cloud, such as Gmail or Yahoo Mail, doesn't meet the definition of "electronic storage" as written in the Stored Communications Act.
Sophos - Naked SecurityA former member of the LulzSec hacking gang has admitted to attacking the Sony Pictures website, and stealing the personal information of thousands of innocent individuals.
Sophos - Naked SecurityKiwi journalist Keith Ng wrote over the weekend about his experiences with kiosk computers at a New Zealand government department.
Ng's experience was both dramatic and worrying. He was able to access far, far too much.
Sophos - Naked SecurityThe US Department of Homeland Security has issued an alert that hackers have released proof of concept exploit code for vulnerabilities in a common SCADA software package used to manage solar energy systems.
Sophos - Naked SecurityA new edition of the Google Play app (Android's equivalent to the iOS App Store) appears to be preparing to add anti-virus functionality to the mobile operating system.
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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.