Cyber extortionists arrested in Bloomberg case

Cyber extortionists arrested in Bloomberg case

A pair of Kazak crackers were awaiting extradition to the U.S. today on charges they threatened financial and news impresario Michael Bloomberg with exposing alleged holes computer in his Web site if he did not provide them “adequate payment.” Oleg Zezov, 27, of Almaty, Kazakhstan,…

Update - Network associates hit by DoS attack

Update – Network associates hit by DoS attack

U.S. antivirus software vendor Network Associates Inc. (NAI) was hit by a Network Associates antivirus software vendor DoS DoS (denial-of-service) attack late Wednesday, a company executive confirmed Thursday. Access to NAI’s Web site was hampered for a period of about 90 minutes, although the site…

SEC staff: Online brokerages can do better

SEC staff: Online brokerages can do better

The Securities and online trading programs securities dealers brokerage firms Exchange Commission (SEC) has released a report written by its staff that calls for brokerage firms and securities dealers to evaluate their online trading programs and highlights “areas where some [companies] can enhance their practices.”…

Computer associates forges biometrics alliance

Computer associates forges biometrics alliance

Computer Associates International Inc. (CA) has signed on with New York-based DataTreasury Corp. to provide CA customers with biometric security systems for online transactions. The two companies have agreed to integrate DataTreasury’s biometric authentication repository technology, which is compatible with any biometric technology, into CA’s…