A look at IT news...
FBI investigates hack of JPMorgan, other US banks
- 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
- 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
- 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
- The former CryptoLocker wannabe has netted 625,000 infected systems and more than $1 million in ransoms.
Apple Sends Invites for Sept. 9 Event
- 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
- 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
- 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
Why Russian Hackers Are Beating Us
- 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
- 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
- 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
- The Ann Arbor-based tech company Avegant has had a great 2014.
Developers, Academia Team Up on Manual for Secure Software Design
- 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
- 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
- Amazon is trying it. UPS has considered it. Ice fishermen in Minnesota used it to get beer. Yelp created one just for burritos.