Latest George Kurtz Stories

2010-03-04 15:20:00

A security firm said on Wednesday that the criminals behind the cyber attacks on Google Inc. and dozens of other companies operating in China stole computer source code by breaking into the personal computers of employees with privileged access. George Kurtz, chief technology officer at anti-virus software maker McAfee Inc., told Reuters that hackers targeted a group of employees that had control of source code management systems, which handle the myriad changes that developers make as they...

2010-01-26 12:35:00

Security experts said a string of recently disclosed cyber attacks saw hackers targeting personal friends of employees at Google, Adobe and other companies, raising privacy concerns and pointing to a highly sophisticated operation, FinancialTimes.com reported. The hackers spied on individuals and used other sophisticated techniques, making them extremely difficult to stop, according to cybersecurity experts. Somehow the attackers selected employees at the companies with access to proprietary...

Word of the Day
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.