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The InfoSecond, Aug. 24–28: Cyberattacks, Ashley Madison and More!

2015-09-02 22:35

It’s a new week, which means we’ve got another edition of the InfoSecond to help keep you updated on the biggest stories in cybersecurity. This week’s entry highlights the most infamous cyberattacks of the 21st century, the era of cybercrime, hacker myths, blurred lines in security research, an automobile hack and the discovery of new vulnerabilities. Let’s get started!

In Case You Missed It

20 Most Infamous Cyberattacks of the 21st Century: Government networks, international banks and even top security firms have been victims of major cyberattacks since 2000. Explore the top 20 most infamous cyberattacks of the 21st century and see where the trends are pointing in this list published over on MIT Technology Review.

The Omnipotent Hacker Myth: It’s the movie and television trope that won’t die: the omnipotent hacker. The reality is that hackers are working in a collaborative world with organized crime syndicates; it’s time to retire the myth and move forward to understand the true source of cyberattacks.

Cybercrime’s Blurred Lines: The Ashley Madison hack and subsequent data dump gave researchers a wealth of information to download and analyze, but how legal and ethical is it to do so?

The Global Cybercrime Era: With the era of global cybercrime upon us, it’s up to enterprises to adjust and enhance their cybersecurity approach to keep their organization safe, secure and productive.

Vehicle Hack!: Fresh off one of the most talked-about sessions at Blackhat 2015, hear IBM’s Chris Poulin and Caleb Barlow discuss how the ability to hack automobiles impacts all industries.

High Stakes Extortion With Cryptocurrencies: If projections are correct for the second half of the year, the total number of new vulnerabilities discovered in 2015 would be the lowest total since 2011.


Thanks for catching up! If there are any security stories or topics you’d like us to address in the InfoSecond, be sure to tweet it using the hashtag #InfoSecond. See you next week!

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