How Target detected hack but failed to act — Bloomberg

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Description:  Despite alerts received through a $1.6 million malware detection system, Target failed to stop hackers from stealing credit card numbers and personal information of millions of customers. Source: CNET  Date: March 13, 2014 Speaking with more than ten former Target employees and eight people with knowledge of the hack, Bloomberg said that Target already had in place… Read more »

A hacker’s attack sheds light on internet security holes

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Description: The encryption used by many websites to prevent eavesdropping on their interactions with visitors is not very secure. This technology is in use when Web addresses start with “https” (in which “s” stands for secure) and a closed lock icon appears on Web browsers. Source: Globe&Mail Date: April 7, 2011 The Electronic Frontier Foundation,… Read more »

The new cyber military-industrial complex

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Description: There’s an arms race in cyberspace, and a massively exploding new cyber-industrial complex that serves it. Date: March 28, 2011 Scholars of war and human nature have long understood that, in an offence-dominant environment such as this, the pressure is on to keep up or be left behind. Fear and insecurity increase, threats lurk… Read more »