In-brief: Smart, connected devices from closed circuit cameras to printers and thermostats are undermining the security of businesses, providing possible paths for hackers onto corporate networks, according to a study by the firm ForeScout.
In-brief: companies bruised by massive denial of service attacks stemming from insecure Internet of Things devices may have to accept them as a ‘new normal,’ with no quick or easy fix in sight, experts agree.
In-brief: the Chinese firm whose software powers many of the devices taking part in the Mirai Internet of Things botnet acknowledged some responsibility for the incident.
In-brief: A denial of service attack on the managed DNS firm DYN was due, in part, to attacks from Internet of Things devices running the Mirai malware, the firm Flashpoint reported.
In-brief: The arrest of a 29-year-old man in Prague for suspected involvement in the 2012 hack of LinkedIn is a big victory for law enforcement. Even more important: viral video of the arrest. (Editor’s note: This post first appeared on Digital Guardian’s blog. ) The arrest of a 29-year-old man in Prague for suspected involvement in the 2012 hack of LinkedIn earlier this month was a big victory for law enforcement. The release this week of video footage of his arrest and subsequent “perp walk” may be even more important. Czech authorities disclosed on Tuesday that they had taken an individual identified as “Yevgeniy N” into custody on October 5 at a restaurant in Prague. Reports on U.S. news outlets including CBS, citing unnamed sources, say the man was wanted for his involvement in the hack and theft of data from LinkedIn, the social networking web site, in 2012. Judging from […]