The FBI declined to name the source of the Sony Pictures hack during a U.S. Senate hearing on Wednesday.
"I won't touch on the attribution piece because we're still working very hard on that," said Joseph Demarest, assistant director of the FBI's cyber division. Demarest's comment was in reply to questions from Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) during a hearing of the Senate Banking Committee.
When we last checked in with Keurig, the coffee machine maker had just turned itself into a big, fat target for copyright reform activists. The problem: Keurigs’s promise to make its 2.0 machines incompatible with any single-serving coffee pods it hadn’t licensed. Critics compared the approach to the DRM restrictions that hobble the sharing of digital music.
And as with DRM, it now appears that Keurigs have been hacked.
The pipeline was outfitted with sensors and cameras to monitor every step of its 1,099 miles from the Caspian Sea to the Mediterranean. The blast that blew it out of commission didn’t trigger a single distress signal.
As noted, a police raid in Sweden took down The Pirate Bay yesterday and that's getting lots of attention. In addition, Peter Sunde, the former spokesperson for the site, is getting plenty of attention for a blog post he wrote in which he notes that he's happy it's down and he hopes it stays down forever.
Lots of news sites are picking up on this, but everyone's focusing on Sunde talking about being happy the site is down and complaining about The Pirate Bay. But that's not new. Sunde's been saying that for years. We quoted him saying the same thing more than four years ago.
Serious vulnerabilities exist in Google App Engine (GAE), a cloud service for developing and hosting Web applications, a team of security researchers has found.
The vulnerabilities could allow an attacker to escape from the Java Virtual Machine security sandbox and execute code on the underlying system, according to researchers from Security Explorations, a Polish security firm that found many vulnerabilities in Java over the past few years.