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IEEE suffers a data breach

The Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers suffered a data breach last year that compromised credit card information of 828 people who registered for an IEEE conference.

Tim Greene | 02 Apr | Read more

Critical NASA network was open to internet attack

Six NASA servers exposed to the Internet had critical vulnerabilities that could have endangered Space Shuttle, International Space Station and Hubble Telescope missions -- flaws that would have been found by a security oversight program the agency agreed to last year but hasn't yet implemented, according to a report by the agency's inspector general.

Tim Greene | 30 Mar | Read more

The DDoS Hall of Shame

Distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks like the ones that nailed WordPress blogs in early March have been around for decades, but it's only in the last dozen years that they've had enough impact to grab public attention.

Tim Greene | 06 Mar | Read more

Anonymous forces HBGary Federal CEO to step down

The hactivist group Anonymous has won for now its skirmish with the CEO of HBGary Federal, the network security firm whose e-mails were stolen and posted on the Internet, leaving the company red-faced over the content as well as the ease with which its network was hacked.

Tim Greene | 01 Mar | Read more

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