Most people in the infosec industry are adamant that attribution is the most difficult part of the process, but Romanian security firm Bitdefender's Daniel Clayton is an exception. The vice-president of global services and support said this was not really the case.
Germany's Dussmann Group, which offers services ranging from technical management, catering, security and cleaning to commercial property management, appears to have taken a hit from a gang of malicious attackers who have used the Nefilim Windows ransomware to stage the attack.
Software giant Microsoft has paid US$25 million to the US Government to settle investigations into bribery by its Hungarian operations, with the company entering into a non-prosecution agreement with the US Department of Justice and a cease-and-desist order with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Infosec outfit Resecurity, which has come under scrutiny by some well-known researchers over its attribution of some recent hacks, has hit back by accusing its detractors of having ulterior motives for indulging in such criticism.
Security vendor Malwarebytes has acquired Binisoft, a privately-held Romanian company that created Windows Firewall Control.
Employees must be told by companies if their corporate email accounts are being monitored, the European Court of Human Rights has ruled.
A former Romanian minister and three others, who were jailed in March for embezzling the discount offered by Microsoft for software provided to schools, have had their appeals dismissed and their fines and jail terms increased.
The iPhone famously launched in the US with an exclusive carrier, greatly growing AT&T's customer base as AT&T failed to properly grow its 3.5G network, yet requests for iPhone sales in the US and the rest of the world to be offered on as many carriers as possible continue, and are slowly being granted.
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