Cybersecurity Bill Passes House, Faces Uncertain Future in Senate

Despite White House protestations and a threatened veto [PDF], the House of Representatives passed the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) Thursday by a comfortable 288 - 127 margin (17 members did not issue a vote). The primary aim of CISPA is to encourage corporate and public sector information sharing that could help defeat...

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Reddit: "It was a Legit, Malicious DDoS Aimed at Taking us Down"

The popular link sharing site Reddit has been enduring a large Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attack since earlier this morning, according to a statement made via Twitter. As the day moves on, the site appears to have survived the attack, but according to Reddit's Twitter status alert, while they have "mitigated a decent portion...

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Anonymous' DDoS Attack Against Israel Leverages Botnet Network

Botnets were responsible for the recent cyber attack aimed at Israel, according to a review of the incident from Trend Micro. On April 7, the hacktivist group Anonymous reportedly began a targeted Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) campaign against various Israeli websites i/blog/wp-admin/post.php?post=6834&action=editn retaliation for...

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Cybercrimes of Opportunity in Wake of Busy News Week

Tragedy tends to bring out the best in the human spirit, but to those without a moral compass, it can mean opportunity. The recent Boston Marathon bombing has apparently brought out cyber criminals looking to take advantage of a wounded public’s need to know, generating a massive spam and malware campaign. Michael Molsner, a regional...

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From US-CERT: Tips To Avoid Becoming A Victim Of Spear Phishing

We’ve often reported that spear phishing is a favorite technique that attackers use to plant malware or otherwise gain unauthorized access to networks. Now the Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT), which is part of the Department of Homeland Security, reports on a spear phishing campaign in which the attackers...

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