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Black Hat: Former FB Director Calls For War On Cybercrime
2012-07-26 09:25:41

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The Black Hat conference kicked off in Las Vegas this week, bringing together all manner of hackers and security experts alike. Taking the stage on July 25, former FBI executive assistant director Shawn Henry gave a rallying cry to all in attendance to fight the good fight against cybercriminals the world over. As governments and private corporations increasingly become the target of these hacking attacks, Mr. Henry believes this...

Russian Hacker Who Targeted Amazon, eBay Arrested
2012-07-20 10:23:39

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A 25-year-old Russian man who has been indicted for cyber-attacks on Amazon, eBay, and other websites was arrested in Cyprus on an international warrant Wednesday, the Wall Street Journal and other media outlets have reported. The suspect, Dmitry Olegovich Zubakha of Moscow, is one of two men charged of using a botnet to launch denial-of-service attacks against the e-commerce giant, the online auction website, and travel website...

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2012-07-10 13:32:26

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Cyberattacks are progressing from exploitative to disruptive, and the threat is quickly escalating to destructive. That's according to General Keith Alexander, Commander of U.S. Cyber Command; Director of the National Security Agency; and Chief of the Central Security Service. General Alexander spoke about a need for the government to pass better laws against cyber security in a speech given at the Washington think tank American Enterprise...

2012-07-03 23:00:27

Knight Point Systems, a Reston, Va. based Information Technology Services and Solutions company, announces the addition of Dr. John Brence to its executive team as Director, Cyber Security Practice Area. Reston, Va. (PRWEB) July 03, 2012 Knight Point Systems, a Reston, Va. based Information Technology Services and Solutions company, announces the addition of Dr. John Brence to its executive team as Director, Cyber Security Practice Area. “John Brence is an enormous asset to Knight...

2012-07-02 23:01:27

The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) and the International Multilateral Partnership Against Cyber Threats (IMPACT), with the support of the Ministry of Information and Communications Technology (MoICT), Jordan are organising the first UN-backed cross border cyber drill designed to test the Arab region´s cyber response capabilities and improve readiness and reaction in the event of a theoretical future cyber attack. The drill forms part of an ITU-IMPACT Arab region...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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