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.
In an attempt to block email spoofing attacks on yahoo.com addresses, Yahoo began imposing a stricter email validation policy that unfortunately breaks the usual workflow on legitimate mailing lists.
Security researchers released technical details and PoC code for 30 security issues affecting Oracle's Java Cloud Service, some of which could allow attackers to compromise business-critical Java applications deployed on it.
Adobe released updates for Flash Player that fix two vulnerabilities that could allow attackers to bypass security controls in the software.
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.