SEOUL — North Korea hacked into more than 140,000 computers at 160 South Korean firms and government agencies, planting malicious code under a long-term plan laying groundwork for a massive cyber attack against its rival, police in the South said Monday. South Korea has been on heightened alert against cyber attacks by the North after […]

Dr. Phyllis Schneck, the Deputy Under Secretary for Cybersecurity and Communications for the National Protection and Programs Directorate, last week visited Pensacola to see how leaders are positioning Northwest Florida to be critical player in the world of cybersecurity with the help of Center for Information Dominance at Corry Station, Pensacola State College, and the […]

Patrick Wardle admits he’s not an authority on ransomware, but the former National Security Agency computer expert is rarely fazed by even the most cunning computer attacks. So when he spotted a new variety of the dangerous program designed to encrypt victims’ files until they pay ransoms, he set out to build a better tool to thwart the rising […]

Mountain View security software firm Symantec will take on $2.8 billion in debt to buy Sunnyvale web-protection company Blue Coat for $4.65 billion, the companies announced Monday. “The combination of Symantec and Blue Coat potentially shifts the landscape of cybersecurity based on a consolidation of two of the largest standalone players in the space,” William […]

Cybersecurity and cyberwar are no longer mere buzzwords. The fear is real for many organizations, as hackers attempt to steal proprietary company and customer information in highly publicized data breaches. Companies as large as Target and Home Depot have been subject to hackers, with millions of accounts put at risk. Some people think it is […]

A panel of government and aviation-industry experts has reached a preliminary agreement on proposed cybersecurity standards for airliners, including the concept of cockpit alerts in the event that critical safety systems are hacked, according to people familiar with the matter. Some of the recommendations, these people said, incorporate work already under way to create an […]

Northrop Grumman and NEC have collaborated to deliver the Japan-Cyber Operations Research, Training and Experimentation (J-Cortex) system. The J-Cortex is a private, cloud-based cyber security range that quickly and effectively emulates customers’ environments for the purpose of testing and training. The collaboration between the US global aerospace and defence technology company and the Japanese information […]

TNN | Jun 13, 2016, 02.16 AM IST Highlights • Suckfly is an “advanced persistent threat” group which has stepped-up cyber espionage attempts against Indian security and commercial establishments • It has stolen certificated from South Korean software firms and is using these as a cover • India is yet to get a tri-Service Cyber […]