Newsletter Archives

  • What the latest data security breaches really mean

    You need to check and make sure your data hasn’t been compromised.

    It’s important. My InfoWorld Tech Watch article will show you how.

  • LulzSec rides again

    Man, the person (small group?) calling itself LulzSec is on a ride.

    You could probably best describe them as cyber vigilantes. With considerable technical chops.

    In the past few days, they apparently hacked into, stole enormous amounts of (unencrypted!) personal information from Sony Pictures and other Sony sites, and dug up dirt on FBI-affiliated security “whitehats” (I use that term in a derogatory sense now, along the lines of “HB Gary.”)

    If you hurry, you can see how they’ve defaced an FBI-affiliated site for Infragard. I’ve never heard of Infragard, but their web site claims “At its most basic level, InfraGard is a partnership between the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the private sector. InfraGard is an association of businesses, academic institutions, state and local law enforcement agencies, and other participants dedicated to sharing information and intelligence to prevent hostile acts against the United States. InfraGard Chapters are geographically linked with FBI Field Office territories.”

    Their claims about Infragard have me seeing HB Gary all over again.

    TheHackersNews just tweeted “The Day Gonna be More LULZ.” If it’s anything like the last few days, it’ll be well worth watching. Chilling.