Cyber spies in China are suspected of launching an attack against a NATO senior military commander, U.S. Admiral James Stavridis, using a Facebook scam to gather information about Stavridis from his friends and colleagues, according to U.K. newspaper reports.
Organizations are not taking the advanced persistent threat seriously enough, says Hord Tipton of (ISC)2. But security professionals also are not mitigating the common threats, he says. Watch the video.
Detectives have arrested seven suspects and seek 13 more in an ATM skimming investigation involving hundreds of credit and debit cards compromised in parts of Canada, the U.S., Australia and Indonesia.
FBI Director Robert Mueller says the bureau will apply the methods it uses to combat terrorism along with old-fashioned gumshoe practices such as infiltration of criminal networks to battle cybercriminals.
"The changes we propose in revision 4 are directly linked to the current state of the threat space - the capabilities, intentions and targeting activities of adversaries - and analysis of attack data over time," says NIST's Ron Ross.