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Notorious Hacker Guccifer Reportedly Arrested

Romanian law enforcement authorities have arrested a man they believe is “Guccifer,” the hacker who broke into email accounts of high-profile individuals, such as George W. Bush. Guccifer leaked several of the former president’s self-portraits last year. Marcel Lazar Lehel, a 40-year old Romanian male living in the city of Arad, was arrested after authorities searched his home,…

Shape Security Comes Out of Stealth Mode with Network Appliance that Disables Attacks on Websites and Web Apps

Shape Security disclosed today that after two years of research and development, the company has built a network security appliance called a botwall, which it said protects websites against a wide range of cyber attacks – scripts, bots and malware. Shape said its network security appliance is the first commercial use of real-time polymorphism as…

Scared of SCADA? Maybe It’s Cultural. Read a Children’s Book

There is growing concern over the security of SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition systems), one of the Internet of Things topics discussed at the Amphion Forum conference recently held in San Francisco. Once upon a time, SCADA systems were based on proprietary operating systems, proprietary protocols and limited connectivity.  Now, many of the controls…