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Banks hacked, CryptoWall, Apple event, NIST guidelines, Watson, etc.

    By Brian Warkoczeski - August 29, 2014 8:12 am

A look at IT news...

FBI investigates hack of JPMorgan, other US banks

ZDNET - JPMorgan is reportedly one of multiple US banks which have suffered network breaches resulting in the loss of customer data.

Cyberattacks: Perpetual state of siege for U.S. companies

USA Today - The financial industry--indeed, most of the business world -- works within a state of almost perpetual cybersiege at a level few consumers grasp. And the costs and dangers are growing for those who seek to protect their assets and their customers.

Hacked? Customers are often last to know

Washington Post - Days, weeks or longer can pass between when a company learns of a cyber-crime and when its customers do.

DHS urges website admins to minimize risk of Google hacking

Help Net Security - It's a widely known fact that Google Search is a valuable tool for attackers looking for a way into organizations' information systems. "Google hacking" has been used for years by penetration testers and security researchers.

CryptoWall More Pervasive, Less Profitable Than CryptoLocker

Dark Reading - The former CryptoLocker wannabe has netted 625,000 infected systems and more than $1 million in ransoms.

Apple Sends Invites for Sept. 9 Event

PC Magazine - Apple on Thursday sent out invitations for a Sept. 9 event that is expected to include the launch of new iPhones and possibly the long-rumored iWatch.

NIST Drafts Mobile App Security Guidelines

Information Week - National Institute for Standards and Technology issues first draft of guidelines intended to help federal agencies balance benefits and risks of third-party mobile apps.

Red Hat CTO abruptly resigns

Network World - CTO Brian Stevens is out at Red Hat, according to a curt press release issued by the company Wednesday evening.

Mozilla tackles the browser memory conundrum

InfoWorld - In Mozilla's Servo browser engine, a JavaScript garbage collector will take over DOM memory management.

Why Russian Hackers Are Beating Us

CIO - Russian cybercriminals approach hacking like a chess game, staying many steps ahead of targets in defense and offense.

50 Norwegian oil companies suffer cyber attack

CSO - Yesterday 50 Norwegian businesses came under a concerted attack by parties unknown. The exact nature of the attack has not come to light just yet.

FBI, Secret Service studying 'scope' of bank cyberattacks

Computerworld - A U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation spokesman said Wednesday the agency is working with the Secret Service to determine the "scope" of reported cyberattacks against several financial institutions.

Ann Arbor-based company Avegant chosen as 2015 Technology Pioneer by World Economic Forum

MLive - The Ann Arbor-based tech company Avegant has had a great 2014.

Developers, Academia Team Up on Manual for Secure Software Design

eWeek - Google, Twitter and Harvard University are cooperating with other businesses and schools to create a manual to help developers design more secure software.

After 'Jeopardy' Win, IBM's Watson Now Helping Fight Cancer

NBC News - Watch out, Sherlock, there's a new Dr. Watson in town. IBM's Watson, the computer that famously won the quiz show "Jeopardy!'," is now helping researchers make scientific discoveries.

Google reveals secret drone delivery tests

CNN - Amazon is trying it. UPS has considered it. Ice fishermen in Minnesota used it to get beer. Yelp created one just for burritos.


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