Security Bytes

September 2007

Emerging cyberattacks and threats

  • eBay hacked, user data compromised

    Leigha Cardwell - TechTarget 26 Sep 2007
  • eBay is getting a lot of unwanted attention today, after someone managed to post personal contact information and credit card numbers for about 1,200 eBay users on the Trust & Saftey ...

  • Reports say hackers hit DHS computers

    Leigha Cardwell - TechTarget 25 Sep 2007
  • The agency tasked with protecting America from terrorist attacks is apparently having trouble keeping the bad guys out of its computer systems. What's worse is that the company hired to secure ...

  • Storm worm is not so bad after all

    David Schneier - R.I.S.C. Associates 21 Sep 2007
  • For any of you who are nostalgic for the halcyon days of 2001 and 2002 when network-aware worms such as Code Red, Slammer and Nimda ruled the headlines, the success of the Storm worm in the last ...

  • Maynor finally releases Apple Wi-Fi attack paper

    Leigha Cardwell - TechTarget 19 Sep 2007
  • Security researcher Dave Maynor got mountains of attention last year by going after weaknesses in Apple's Mac OS X and wireless cards in general. A year later, he has finally released a full report ...

  • Botnets target eBay users

    Leigha Cardwell - TechTarget 04 Sep 2007
  • Here's another example of how malicious hackers are in it for the money: Botnet owners are using their arsenal of hijacked computers to steal account information from eBay users. One victim, Sam ...