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Cyber-Security SANS Frontières: An Interview with Lance Spitzner
Unsurprisingly, he had plenty to say on the infosec skills shortage. “The unemployment rate in cyber-security is around 0%. Within the last couple of years organizations have started hiring for cyber-security because everyone is getting hacked and ...
A number of online services were impacted by what has been referred to by multiple sources as a redirection attack by Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) emanating from the Gigya CDN. The issue was described as follows: Gigya explained that earlier today at 06:45 EST, it noticed sporadic failures with access to our service. The organization than found a breach at its domain registrar, with the hackers modifying DNS entries and pointing them away from Gigyas CDN domain, instead redirecting to their own server, which distributed a socialize.js file, namely the pop-up seen by everyone. Affected sites included Verizon, The Telegraph, The Independent, Forbes, Time Out, PC World, The Evening Standard, CNBC, and others.
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Infosec Fail: 94% of ICO Notices are Result of Poor Security
UK privacy watchdog the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has handed out £2.17 million in fines over the past 22 months, with a staggering 94% of notices issued as a result of organizations' poor information security, according to a new report.