May 21, 2013
Many believed that by raising the issue, the Obama Administration would shame China into shutting down, or at least ramping down, its cyber war on American business. Cyber-security firm Mandiant is reporting that the infamous hacking unit in Shanghai is once again freely raiding U.S. corporate secrets, product designs, negotiating strategies and other sensitive information.
At the very least, we should disinform these trolls. Get our best people together after hours, open some fine wine to get the creative juices going, and start creating digital blueprints for the craziest, scariest products you can image – and let those waste months trying to figure them out! Comments
May 15, 2013
ICS-Cert, the U.S. government computer monitoring agency, warns of rising hack attacks from the Middle East (quick, name a country that begins with a “I” and ends with an “n”) against corporate targets.
Unlike China’s concerted and sanctioned cyber-attacks – which aim to create backdoors into systems and steal information – these hackers are seeking to gain control over industrial (and in at least one case, chemical) facilities to do real damage.
Just more evidence that the current SCADA system of using the Internet for industrial control is fatally flawed.
May 8, 2013
It’s been a banner year for digital impersonation.
First, hackers insert a phony story about explosions on the AP Twitter Feed.
Then they tricked the Drudge Report into running a phony news story about Mayor Bloomberg going berserk after being refused a second slice of pizza.
But now – Syrian revolutionaries hacking The Onion Twitter Feed, with lines about chemical weapons actually being jihadist’s body odor – that’s satire so recursive, it’s just another day’s news.
May 6, 2013
The Untold Cost of Cybersecurity
by Valentina Pasquali
"We see the continuation of a trend over the next couple of years we call ‘democratization of digital skills,’ with hacking becoming available to average people through downloadable, inexpensive software,” says Richard Torrenzano, chairman and chief executive of the reputation management firm Torrenzano Group. “Everyone will have 15 minutes of shame in the future.” Comments
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