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Companies are being KOed after DDoS jabs

If I might use a boxing analogy, cybercriminals are "jabbing" companies with short-duration DDoS attacks to distract them from the right-cross of a major data breach.

Preventing insider attacks requires a phased approach that involves all departments, says PwC

While much of the media coverage about data breaches focus on attacks by outside elements, many of the less publicized cases of data theft results from malicious insider actions. PwC recommends a phased approach that involves all departments in a company to prevent those insider attacks.

Report: Hackers are stealing source code of proprietary trading algorithms

Cybercriminals are stealing source code for algorithms that hedge funds and high-frequency traders depend for their proprietary trading models, the Financial Times reported.

Visual hacking: When seeing is stealing

While high-tech cyberattacks using sophisticated malware and deceptive techniques are much in the news, companies can also lose valuable data from someone walking by a desk or looking at a computer screen.

DoJ charges Russian national in largest global hacking, data breach scheme ever prosecuted in the US

The Department of Justice has charged Russian national Vladimir Drinkman for his alleged role in the largest international hacking and data breach scheme ever prosecuted in the United States.

IT security teams worry that websites are the soft underbelly of their security armor

Many IT security pros are worried that their company's website is the soft underbelly of their security armor. Websites are often developed and deployed hastily to meet a pressing market need with little thought to security.

Service providers issuing fake digital certificates undermines Internet security, warn experts

The issuing of fake digital certificates, such as the ones issued by in-flight Wi-Fi provider Gogo to prevent users from visiting YouTube, can undermine security and lead to man in the middle attacks in which attackers are able to intercept internet traffic.

Charge Anywhere admits malware on its system could have been capturing credit card data for 5 years

Electronic payments processor Charge Anywhere admitted this week that malware on its networks could have exposed credit card data from transactions over a five-year period.

Sony Pictures hackers call on studio to pull 'The Interview'

The purported hackers of Sony Pictures are calling for the film maker to cancel "The Interview," a comedy about a CIO assassination attempt on North Korean leader Kim Jong-un scheduled to be released Dec. 25, The Los Angeles Times reports.

IoT security: Fix the problems before they start

In this week's Editor's Corner, I would like to take a deeper dive into IBM's X-Force threat intelligence report for the 2014 fourth quarter, particularly its discussion of Internet of Things security.