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By Russell D. Vines, Posted in Security

Symantec researchers have published a whitepaper analyzing last year’s Nitro attacks on the U.S. chemical industry. It’s interesting because it’s a detailed example of how Chinese cyber attacks are often focused on a particular area of intellectual property, as opposed to, say Eastern European attacks on financial institutions designed for immediate economic gain: http://bit.ly/y1BF4p The purpose of this attack is similar to other attacks on the car industry and other manufacturing and research organizat... read more.

  • February 03, 2012

By Russell D. Vines, Posted in Security

The City College of San Francisco knew it had a serious virus infection last November when it noticed missing log data from a server in one of its computer labs. What it didn’t realize at first was that the virus had been cranking through the college’s databases since 1999: http://bit.ly/zYW4xo It appears that the malware had been lifting bank and personal info stolen from students and faculty for years and disseminating the info overseas. The college is re-configuring firewalls and segmenting the networ... read more.

  • February 02, 2012

By Gotham, Posted in Virtualization

For businesses of all sizes, going green is a smart move not only for the environment, but also for your bottom line. Reducing your carbon footprint and conserving energy results in significant savings and a corporate image of responsibility and eco-consciousness—a win-win for both accounting and PR. To realize these benefits, begin with IT. According to Symantec’s 2009 Green Report, 86% of companies surveyed felt that “it is somewhat/significantly important that their IT organization implement Green IT... read more.

  • February 02, 2012