February 19, 2013 |
Computer-hackers tied to the Chinese military have stolen massive quantities of data from at least 140 organizations in 20 major industries since 2006, a U.S. computer security firm said in an extensive report released Tuesday. The 74-page report , prepared by Mandiant, comes as the United States has toughened its stand against computer hacking by China and is expected to seek to do more to protect both commercial and national security information. Just last week, President Obama signed an executive order to improve protection of the American computer assets.
October 7, 2012 |
The gig: Steve Jillings is chief executive of TeleSign, a Marina del Rey company that provides security services to websites. Jillings, 50, took the helm two years ago, and since then TeleSign has grown from 10 employees to more than 100 — with similar growth in revenue. Its clients, mostly in North America and Europe, use TeleSign's software to authenticate users logging in to their websites. Jillings declined to identify his clients but said they run some of the world's largest consumer websites.
July 27, 2012 |
Seeking to improve its touch technology, security, its patents portfolio or perhaps all of the above, Apple has purchased AuthenTec Inc., a fingerprint-authentication products maker, for $356 million in cash, according to an SEC filing . The acquisition is the second biggest purchase ever made by Apple and offers AuthenTec's stockholders $8 a share, more than 60% above its Thursday closing price. AuthenTec sells fingerprint sensors to companies for security purposes but its touch-sensing technology can also be integrated into computers, according to the New York Times . AuthenTec also makes security technology for mobile devices, which could come in handy for Apple which this month saw malware sneak into its iOS App Store for the first time.
July 23, 2012 |
The security firm G4S won't provide protection at the Olympic Stadium because of concerns about the company's shortfall in recruiting guards. Steven Savage, director of London 2012 operations for the Newcastle City Council, said Monday the council had decided to replace G4S. Local firms will instead provide up to 500 security personnel. "We think all in all this is an excellent solution to the issue," Savage told the Associated Press. "It's a locally managed stadium with money going into the local economy for local people.
April 26, 2012 |
SAN FRANCISCO — As it closes in on 1 billion users, Facebook Inc. has formed partnerships with five security software outfits to crack down on pfishing schemes. Facebook said Wednesday that Microsoft Corp., McAfee Inc., Trend Micro Inc., Sophos Ltd. and Symantec Corp. will join the fight to keep its users from sharing links to sites that install malware. Facebook also has its own tools in its arsenal and a vast database of malicious URLs. Facebook users, who number more than 900 million, post a ton of links, some from blacklisted sites.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 23, 2011 |
Former Los Angeles Police Chief William J. Bratton will head a University of California-sponsored investigation into the controversial pepper-spraying of student protesters last week at UC Davis, university officials announced Tuesday. Bratton is to lead an independent review and report his findings within a month, UC President Mark G. Yudof said. Bratton is chairman of the New York-based Kroll security consulting firm, which is being hired by UC for a fee that is still under negotiation, officials said.