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August 27, 2015:

GitHub wobbles under DDOS attack

GitHub is under a distributed-denial-of-service attack being perpetrated by unknown actors. The service’s status page reported “a brief capacity overload” early on Tuesday. The site’s assessment of the incident was later upgraded to a DDOS and at the time of writing the site is at code yellow. The graphic at the stop of this story […]
August 26, 2015:

White House Support for CISA Worries Privacy Advocates

While Congress is enjoying its annual summer recess, privacy advocates are worried that the White House’s recent endorsement of the controversial CISA bill–which has been criticized by DHS officials, among others–will push the information-sharing bill over the goal line. The Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act is the latest incarnation of Congress’s decade-long effort to legislate some […]
August 25, 2015:

ID Thieves, Blackmailers Have Lots To Gain In Ashley Madison Breach

Unlike the perpetrators of the Sony and Hacking Team doxing attacks, who uploaded stolen data to Pastebin, the attackers who compromised online hook-up site Ashley Madison dumped data on the dark web — which is only accessible via the Tor anonymization network. The dark web is someplace the average Internet user never goes, but a […]
August 24, 2015:

CEOs Can Learn About Cyber Security from US Military

As organizations all over the world continue to experience cyber attacks enabled by the mistakes of internal users and network administrators, a new report explains how CEOs can learn from the US military to create high reliability organizations (HROs) that consistently defend against cybercrime. An article published in the Harvard Business Review, Cybersecurity’s Human Factor: […]

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