North Korea Cyber Warfare, Bad Passwords and More
– North Korea deep into cyber warfare, defector says. The South Korean
government thinks there are 1,800 cyberwarriors in Bureau 121 is the
agency at the heart of numerous cyberattacks from North Korea
against elements in foreign countries.
– Congress: House cybersecurity chairman warns: First Sony, next the
electric grid, WallStreet.
– Password: Thousands of websites have been openly exposing user
The big Sony breach is only the tip of the online insecurity
iceberg. Insecure websites include big brands like AT&T, The New
York Times, Macy’s, Fedex, J. Crew, Laura Ashley, Office Depot,
Rhapsody, Seaworld, and Sprint, as well as examples from government
sites, such as Indiana.gov and BoulderColorado.gov
A survey in 2012 for Consumer Reports found that nearly one in five
consumers used the same password for more than five accounts.
Insecure sites + same passwords = compromise
– T-Mobile to Pay $90 Million to Settle Claims of Wrongful Phone
Charges. AT&T and Sprint already settled
The practice, known as cramming, in which consumers are billed,
often for $9.99 a month, for services like horoscopes, love tips
and celebrity gossip.
– U.S. Weighs Response to Sony Cyberattack, With North Korea
– Not just tolls: E-Z Pass keeping an eye on speeders. Several
states, including New York, Maryland and Pennsylvania, say they
monitor speeds through the fast pass toll lanes and will suspend
your E-Z Pass for multiple speeding violations
“New Hampshire Turnpike System presently does not use the E-Z Pass
equipment in the toll plazas or open road toll lanes to collect
speed data and enforce speeds through the plaza or toll zone, nor do
we suspend E-Z Pass privileges,” says Christopher Waszczuk,
administrator of the New Hampshire Bureau of Turnpikes. “The state
police is used to legally enforce the speed limit in locations
susceptible to speeding.”