Mr. Snowden made his debut today on Twitter with the @Snowden handle (lucky it was still available). At press time, he was only following a single entity: the NSA, and had already attracted 227K followers.
At the recent SANS Network Security event in Las Vegas, John Thompson, ThreatSTOP's Director, Systems Engineering delivered a presentation titled: "Hackers are Equal Opportunity Businessmen: Everyone's a Target." View the presentation here: ThreatSTOP Presentation - SANS LV_09 10 15
An MS-ISAC Cyber Security Advisory issued yesterday states that multiple vulnerabilities in Apple products could allow remote code execution: “Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Apple iOS and iTunes…These vulnerabilities can be exploited if a user visits or is redirected to a specially crafted webpage or opens a specially crafted file, including an email attachment.”
Criminals are using fake domains and emails to pose as CEOs, and convince employees to send them money, in some cases millions of dollars. The FBI calls this scam business email compromise (BEC), or CEO fraud. In January 2015, the FBI warned that cyber thieves stole nearly $215 million from businesses in the previous 14 months through such scams, which start when crooks spoof or hijack the email accounts of business executives or employees.