cybersecurity News

  • Survey: Many computer users lack basic security precautions

    Posted October 2, 2008 - 1:19 pm

    Cybersecurity efforts in the U.S. government and many businesses are improving, but many individual computer users still don't take basic precautions against cyberattacks, say cybersecurity experts.
  • Survey: VARs concerned about cybersecurity, health care

    Posted September 4, 2008 - 12:13 pm

    Many U.S. businesses fail to take Internet security protection seriously and are unwilling to spend money on additional protection, according to a recent survey of value added resellers (VARs) by the Computing Technology Industry Association.
  • Brazilian charged in botnet scheme, will be extradited to US

    Posted August 22, 2008 - 8:00 am

    A Brazilian man has been charged for trying to rent out a botnet that would be used to send spam, U.S. authorities said Thursday. Leni de Abreu Neto, 35, of Taubate, Brazil, was charged with one count of conspiracy to cause damage to computers worldwide after being indicted by a federal grand jury in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. Neto was arrested in the Netherlands on July 29 by the Dutch High-Tech Crime Unit, with assistance from the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation. The U.S. is seeking his extradition.
  • Judge dissolves gag order against MIT students

    Posted August 19, 2008 - 3:06 pm

    A U.S. District Court judge on Tuesday dissolved a gag order against a trio of MIT students who said they found flaws in the Massachusetts transit authority's ticketing system.
  • Russia-Georgia war rages on in cyberspace

    Posted August 15, 2008 - 11:48 am

    The shooting may have stopped in the Caucasus, but Russia and Georgia are still going at it -- online.
  • Is America ready for its first BlackBerry president?

    Posted August 14, 2008 - 9:46 am

    The next U.S. president could shape cybersecurity, government research initiatives, intellectual property laws, and wired and wireless communications services in ways that affect both enterprise IT executives and average citizens. How important is it for him to have Twittered, texted or even used a PC?
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