The Department of Homeland Security is publicizing eight new cyber security technologies developed under federal grants that are looking for private businesses to turn them into commercial products.
In its fourth “Cyber Security Division Transition to Practice Technology Guide”, DHS outlines the eight technologies that range from malware analysis tools to behavior analysis platforms to randomization software that protects Windows applications.
BATTLE.NET GAMING SERVICES were hit with a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack that forced users to eat Cheetos while not screaming at total strangers. Unless they decided to pop out for a bit.
Services and servers were down because of bad people, of course, and it is reckoned that regular gaming ruiner the Lizard Squad had its tail in the mayhem.
The Lizard Squad, which we have met before under similar circumstances, has claimed the scalp and boasted on Twitter about having access to official Blizzard accounts.
It's a mean and nasty cyber world out there, and it's getting more organized.
Symantec's latest Internet Security Threat Report, which looks at 2015, concludes that cybercriminals are going corporate - not for raids - but in establishing best practices and conducting their affairs like a business. The spinoff of those efforts was equally troubling. In 2015, Zero-Day attacks doubled to 54 (the most ever). And malware revealed 430 million new variants.
Security researchers have discovered a new strain of the Qbot malware that is hard to find and difficult to remove, and it's targetting the public sector.
The malware has already infected over 50,000 PCs globally, according to research by BAE Systems, which discovered it at the start of the year after an attack on a public sector that left 500 computers infected.
Researchers managed to analyse the new strain and discovered a number of modifications had been made to the original Qbot malware to make it harder to detect and intercept.
Apple might never get to find out exactly how law enforcement managed to elude its “impenetrable” iOS encryption on an iPhone 5c owned by a San Bernardino shooter at the time of the heinous 2015 attack, but another important piece of the unlocking puzzle may have just been uncovered.
Forget everything you thought you knew about the nature and authors of the cyber-intrusion, as “people familiar with the matter” tell The Washington Post it was actually “professional hackers who discovered and brought to the bureau at least one previously unknown software flaw.”