The New York Times, Twitter, and other major sites were knocked offline in an attack by the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA). While there is certainly a political motivation to the hacks, there is an underlying lesson that all businesses should learn.
In this roundup of tech news for the week 28 - 31 October, 2013 we talk about Infosys, Dell, cyber crime and enterprise cloud.
Some sites have subdomains pointed at old domains that have long expired and can be registered by attackers.
The backdoor script is distributed through pirated plug-ins and themes for WorPress, Joomla, and Drupal.
The group reportedly hijacked the DNS settings for Gigya, a customer management platform.
In a recent presentation for The International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) Privacy Academy, Michael Bruemmer of Experian Data Breach Resolution outlined some the common mistakes his firm has seen as organizations deal with the aftermath of a breach.