Internet users have become all too familiar with SirCam and Code Red, but the creators of the two worms that have plagued the Internet this summer remain a mystery. If the FBI's National Infrastructure Protection Center has its way, the identities of those who wrote and released the malicious little bundles of code into the world will be known soon.
The International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC)2, a not-for-profit industry consortium dedicated to training and certifying information systems security professionals and practitioners worldwide, today announced the selection of Chester Soong, CISSP, as director of certification services for the Asia Pacific region.
Tom Noonan runs a billion-dollar company. His salary was $350,000 last year. He lives in a big house. He drives a fancy car. But Noonan, chief executive officer of Atlanta-based Internet Security Systems, says he can't get a Macy's card. Or a Visa. Or an American Express. The 40-year-old ruined his credit when he took out cash advances on 37 credit cards to get Internet Security Systems off the ground. Today everything - his house, his car, his cell phone - is in his wife's name.
A disgruntled former employee who hacked into a Chicago company's Internet site and littered it with pornography and derogatory comments was sentenced in federal court Wednesday to 6 months in prison. Michael Normington, 32, of Burbank pleaded guilty in April to a federal charge of accessing a computer without authorization.
Three people were hospitalized and a dozen others treated for smoke inhalation after an electrical fire sent heavy smoke billowing through two buildings at CIA headquarters. More than 60 area firefighters arrived at the sprawling CIA complex across the Potomac River from Washington late Tuesday and quickly brought the fire under control.