recommended reading

Hackers Compromise Porn, Improve CNET’s Security, and Reveal Malware Ingredients

mhatzapa/Shutterstock.com

In case you missed our coverage this week in ThreatWatchNextgov’s regularly updated index of cyber breaches:


UK government privacy office mum about an internal breach

The agency responsible for protecting the country’s private information refuses to release details about a hack that took place under its own roof.

Bank info-stealing malware has compromised Japanese porn sites
The Win32/Aibatook attack tool only targets Internet Explorer – the most widely used browser in Japan.

Russian hacktivists take on CNET for a supposedly good cause

Russian hacker collective W0rm claims to have broken into the tech publication’s servers and stolen a database of registered readers’ usernames and passwords.

Original code for ‘Tinba’ banking malware leaked to criminals

The initial, privately sold version of the crimeware kit has been published on an underground Web forum.

(Image via mhatzapa/Shutterstock.com)

Threatwatch Alert

Cyber espionage / Spear-phishing

Russia-Linked Hacker Unit Targets French Presidential Election

See threatwatch report

JOIN THE DISCUSSION

Close [ x ] More from Nextgov
 
 

Thank you for subscribing to newsletters from Nextgov.com.
We think these reports might interest you:

  • Modernizing IT for Mission Success

    Surveying Federal and Defense Leaders on Priorities and Challenges at the Tactical Edge

    Download
  • Communicating Innovation in Federal Government

    Federal Government spending on ‘obsolete technology’ continues to increase. Supporting the twin pillars of improved digital service delivery for citizens on the one hand, and the increasingly optimized and flexible working practices for federal employees on the other, are neither easy nor inexpensive tasks. This whitepaper explores how federal agencies can leverage the value of existing agency technology assets while offering IT leaders the ability to implement the kind of employee productivity, citizen service improvements and security demanded by federal oversight.

    Download
  • Effective Ransomware Response

    This whitepaper provides an overview and understanding of ransomware and how to successfully combat it.

    Download
  • Forecasting Cloud's Future

    Conversations with Federal, State, and Local Technology Leaders on Cloud-Driven Digital Transformation

    Download
  • IT Transformation Trends: Flash Storage as a Strategic IT Asset

    MIT Technology Review: Flash Storage As a Strategic IT Asset For the first time in decades, IT leaders now consider all-flash storage as a strategic IT asset. IT has become a new operating model that enables self-service with high performance, density and resiliency. It also offers the self-service agility of the public cloud combined with the security, performance, and cost-effectiveness of a private cloud. Download this MIT Technology Review paper to learn more about how all-flash storage is transforming the data center.

    Download

When you download a report, your information may be shared with the underwriters of that document.