Not even your cell phone is safe.
A new breed of security threat is taking shape, targeting cell phones and other mobile devices. Though these viruses and hacker attacks are still in their infancy, solution providers and vendors alike predicted that the threats quickly could become bigger, bolder and badder than anything the industry has seen so far.
L33tdawg: "Other experts theorized that that insider might well turn out to be a former employee, or even someone on the cleaning staff" -- The cleaning crew owns you! ;)
Experts are beginning to think that the thwarted hacker robbery of a planned $423 million from a Japanese bank in London likely involved an insider, British newspapers reported Friday.
The criminals are thought to have tried to access the network of Sumitomo Mitsui through a keylogger, a program that surreptitiously records every keystroke to steal usernames and passwords.
Three enterprising individuals have written an application that taps into the iTunes Music Store and allows users to purchase songs, but without Apple's Digital Rights Management (DRM).
PyMusique is billed as "the fair interface to the iTunes Music Store," according to its authors Travis Watkins, Cody Brocious, and Jon Lech Johansen, the infamous "DVD Jon" who cracked theencryption used in DVDs and was later acquitted of piracy charges for having done so.
Security professionals should be less concerned about hackers and more concerned about promoting a secure company as a tangible asset. That's according to KPMG risk advisory associate director Rob Goldberg.
Pushing secured data as a tangible asset to the business, he said, will not only raise the profile of information security to the company but create a business-orientated focus around information security for competitive advantage.
A keystroke-logging system that allegedly allowed hackers to steal computer passwords is thought to be at the heart of a failed attempt to steal £229 million ($437m) from the London branch of a Japanese bank.
The attempted cyber-heist at the Sumitomo Mitsui Bank was first detected by the bank in October 2004, and the police were informed. But it only become public on Thursday after a man was arrested in Israel for allegedly preparing a bank account to receive nearly £14 million ($27m) of the bank's cash.