On 9/11 Cyber Attacks Have Become Almost Mundane

The news, search, social networks — on 9/11 where can you go online that is not under attack?

Here’s a recap of just a few of the latest exploits.  And this is just smidgen of what is happening. Attacks have become so frequent that they have become almost mundane, as boring as any other reporting of a crime. It’s like looking at a police blotter:

Cyber criminals broke into the state of New Mexico’s networks. Extent of the damage is still being determined.

Search queries for 9/11 are poisoned with a Rogue AV malware detected by Trend Micro as TROJ_FAKEAV.BOH.  Security experts are warning that this one is not slowing down and should be one to watch over the holidays.

Be careful about the news that you read, it may be used by cybercriminals to promote malicious Web sites and links.

Joy.

Ironically, the issues we talk about on 9/11 have almost nothing to do with information security. It’s priority as a national security issue are still a question mark. Obama is expected to appoint a national security czar very soon. We will see what his mandate looks like and what actual powers he will have to make a difference.

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Driving Revenue and Increasing Value with Application Performance Management
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So on this solemn day, maybe we can take another look at the divide. What can we learn from 9/11 that can help us define information security in a post 9-11 world?

Tek-Tips

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