The European Commission sustained an hours-long distributed denial-of-service attack yesterday. Authorities say the attack was stopped without data loss. Both the EU's main website and its network gateways were targeted. No attribution yet, or motive, and details on how the attack was accomplished remain obscure.
The US Navy has disclosed that a compromised contractor's laptop has exposed the personal data of some 134,000 current and former Sailors. The information was in a re-enlistment eligibility database.
Kaspersky warns that a zero-day affecting the InPage text editor is being exploited in attacks against banks located for the most part in Asia and Africa.
Symantec is tracking the progress of the Gatak through the healthcare sector. How the unknown criminals behind Gatak are monetizing malware that affects many medical research, development, and device manufacturing sites is unclear.
Locky ransomware—still dangerous and still unbroken—is being heavily distributed in spam campaigns. CrytpoLuck is being served by the RIG exploit kit. In some good news on the ransomware front, the recently discovered TeleCrypt strain has been broken.
In industry news, Palantir has this month raised an additional $20 million. Analysts look at Symantec's acquisition of LifeLock and see two benefits: a near-term positive effect on the topline, and synergies from the identity protection business for Symantec's larger suite of security offerings.
The US Federal hiring event that led some to assert that there's no cyber talent shortage looks like an outlier.
It's Black Friday. Shop with circumspection, and be wary of free mall WiFi.