Last month the Senate introduced a bill called the Cyber Threat Sharing Act, which would encourage companies like Google to share customer data and divulge the details of security threats and breaches with the NSA and other government agencies.
Researchers at Cisco’s Talos Security Intelligence and Research Group have discovered a dangerous, new form of point-of-sale (POS) malware dubbed “PoSeidon”. The malware builds upon previous trojans like ZeuS and BlackPOS that affected retail stores like Target and Home Depot. Many credit card terminals run legacy versions of Windows, which leaves them vulnerable to all sorts of malware. And with new threats like PoSeidon, even newer terminals are at risk.
On the 19th of March, Bloomberg published a sensational, fear-inducing story: the founder of Kaspersky Labs, Eugene Kaspersky, is a Russian spy, and this is why his company does not focus on attacks of Russian origin.