Weekend news review: July 14-18

Fraudsters market new malware Kronos on underground

Fraudsters market new malware Kronos on underground

Trusteer warns that the financial malware was first advertised last week on a major underground forum. <a style="color: #FFFFFF" href="http://bit.ly/1sVhXgm" target="_blank">Read more</a>
Chinese man charged with hack of Boeing, Lockheed Martin aircraft data

Chinese man charged with hack of Boeing, Lockheed Martin aircraft data

Stephen Su is accused of accessing U.S. firms' systems, including defense contractors Boeing and Lockheed Martin. <a style="color: #FFFFFF" href="http://bit.ly/UfwRSa" target="_blank">Read more</a>
Survey: 77 percent of IT staffers have incorrectly reported the cause of a security incident

Survey: 77 percent of IT staffers have incorrectly reported the cause of a security incident

An Emulex survey revealed that 77 percent of IT staffers have incorrectly reported the root cause of a security incident to their executive team. <a style="color: #FFFFFF" href="http://bit.ly/1nIKaGV" target="_blank">Read more</a>
Active Directory flaw opens enterprise services to unauthorized access

Active Directory flaw opens enterprise services to unauthorized access

Microsoft blames a "well known" design limitation in Active Directory's authentication protocol, but researchers who discovered the exploit beg to differ. <a style="color: #FFFFFF" href="http://bit.ly/1naUjwQ" target="_blank">Read more</a>
Report: 31 percent of detected threats in 2014 attributed to Conficker

Report: 31 percent of detected threats in 2014 attributed to Conficker

In a Tuesday hearing, a Senate subcommittee heard testimony from government and private sector security experts over the botnet explosion. <a style="color: #FFFFFF" href="http://bit.ly/1yCboCv" target="_blank">Read more</a>
Compromised Japanese porn websites distribute banking trojan

Compromised Japanese porn websites distribute banking trojan

Popular Japanese adult websites have been compromised to distribute the Aibatook banking trojan, a threat that could make its way to the U.S. <a style="color: #FFFFFF" href="http://bit.ly/1lchcKP" target="_blank">Read more</a>
Report: 31 percent of IT security teams don't speak to company execs

Report: 31 percent of IT security teams don't speak to company execs

A Ponemon Institute survey found nearly a third of IT security teams don't formally speak with company executives, increasing the risk of attack. <a style="color: #FFFFFF" href="http://bit.ly/1tenYF1" target="_blank">Read more</a>
Chinese hackers breach 50 U.S. gov't contractors' systems in one year

Chinese hackers breach 50 U.S. gov't contractors' systems in one year

This week, one study found that more than 75 percent of IT staffers have incorrectly reported the cause of a security incident to their company's executives, and another found that nearly a third of IT security teams never speak with company executives. For a deeper look at these news bits, click here to visit our news section.

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