A steady stream of low-level cyber attacks poses the most likely danger to the United States rather than a potential digital “armageddon,” US intelligence director James Clapper said on Thursday.
US officials for years have warned of a possible “cyber Pearl Harbor” that could shut down financial networks, poison water supplies or switch off power grids.
The cost of the Target breach keeps on climbing.
According to the firm’s latest earnings report, the net expense of the breach stands at $162 million.
Highly aggressive adware has been found hidden in ten Android applications hosted on Google Play, Bitdefender reported.
Adware is highly common on both desktop PCs and smartphones. However, the threats discovered by the security firm stand out not just because they are aggressive, but also because they employ clever tricks to stay hidden on the infected device.
Encrypted communications solutions provider Silent Circle said on Thursday that it has agreed to buy out a joint venture that it has with Geeksphone, giving Silent Circle a 100 percent ownership stake in SGP Technologies and full ownership of the privacy and security focused “Blackphone”.