In-brief: Security experts are warning that so-called “file-less” attacks on commercial networks operated by banks and other firms are spreading and harvesting sensitive information, like administrator user names and passwords.
In-brief: Starwood Hotels said on Friday that it was the victim of a malicious software infection on point of sale (POS) systems at restaurants, just the latest in a string of high profile hotel chains to admit that it was the victim of a cyber attack involving compromises of point of sale systems and the theft of customer data.
In-brief: DARPA is directing $36m for the first stage of a program called LADS – Leveraging the Analog Domain for Security, which is looking into analog methods of cyber threat detection, including power consumption monitoring.
In-brief: Hackers believed to be linked to the government of Iran are using sophisticated attacks on Google’s two-factor authentication technology to break into the e-mail accounts of individuals within the country and in the Iranian diaspora, according to Citizen Lab.
In-brief: Premera Blue Cross said on Tuesday that it was the victim of a sophisticated attack. The hackers had access to Premera’s network for more than six months, stealing information on as many as 11 million members and employees.