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Scottish nationalists rally round arrested Shetland Hacker Topiary

Looks like the Americans will have to deal with a bunch of angry Scots if they want to extradite Jake Davis, the 18 year old from the Shetlands who acted as the frontman for hacking group LulzSec in their attacks on Sony, Fox News and The Sun.


SecurID data breach cost RSA $66m - so how much did it cost you? asks SecurEnvoy

London 1/08/2011 The real cost of the SecurID data breach at RSA Security earlier this year has been confirmed as costing the firm around $66 million in direct and attributable costs.

But, says SecurEnvoy, the tokenless authentication specialist, the reality is that the data breach has probably cost users of SecurID even more when it comes to time and resources spent ordering and reissuing new hardware tokens for business users.


Boy-in-the-browser gets aggressive by evading anti-malware

London (UK), 6th June 2011 : Imperva, the leader in data security, warns Boy-in-the-Browser (BITB) attacks are gaining force as they continue to evade traditional anti-malware software.

Tomer Bitton, from the Imperva Application Defense Center, explains, “Many are familiar with Man-in-the-Browser (MitB) attacks, but most are unaware of the lesser known Boy-in-the-Browser (BitB). Not as sophisticated as MitB, BitB malware has evolved from traditional key loggers and browser session records. The recent spate of BitB trojans that targeted Chilean banks, and their customers, demonstrates that this type of attack is gaining force and continues to evade traditional anti-malware software.”

Last Updated on Thursday, 28 June 2012 10:31


SecurEnvoy says 40 million RSA token replacements will – literally - cost the earth

 News that RSA, the security division of EMC, has announced plans to replace all 40 million of the SecurID tokens issued to its clients - following the recent cyberattack against Lockheed Martin - has been called a disaster in financial and ecological terms by SecurEnvoy.


EMC lack of investment to blame for RSA disasters says Philip Lieberman


London 08/06/2011 The news that RSA, the security division of EMC, has acknowledged that information stolen from its network was used to carry out a cyber attack against Lockheed Martin and is to replace all of the 40 million SecurID hardware tokens in existence is a big setback for the IT security industry said Philip Lieberman, President and CEO of Lieberman Software.