The tragedy of the bomb attack on the Boston Marathon, sadly and predictably, draws the usual cyber nihilists out: malware authors are spamming attack news—much of it addressed to the worried and bereaved—that carries a Trojan payload.
We've been following the Schnucks breach, and now the chain has been sued by credit card holders over recent cyber attacks that exposed their card numbers and resulted in unauthorized charges. The attackers who compromised Web hosting provider Linode used a zero day vulnerability in Adobe ColdFusion. Super botnets are fueling meaner attacks. Qualsys warns that wireless security cameras are disturbingly vulnerable to hacking.
Oracle fixes 42 holes in Java. Researchers and software firms are coordinating advisories with bug fixes.
Sequester? What sequester? Or so Defense News asks, suggesting that the US Congress budgets as if the automatic cuts didn't exist. According to a report from the US Director of National Intelligence, more people have security clearances than ever. Ahoy! The Navy is planning to beef up its Fleet Cyber Command to the tune of $22.6 million. Meanwhile, the Army wants to put more cyber decisions into the hands of soldiers in the field. NSA is testing the service academies' cadets for their cyber security bona fides this week in Colorado Springs.
Some think it's time to scrap CISPA and start over. (Meanwhile, the White House threatens to veto the bill.) US National Security Agency Director Keith Alexander discusses cyber war with Congress.
Australian security experts offer a list of the seven top cyber safety measures for business. Pirate Bay cofounder charged with trying to steal money from bank accounts.