High-level, state-sponsored Naikon hackers exposed

LinuxSecurity.com: The activities of yet another long-running apparently state-sponsored hacking crew have finally been exposed. The Naikon cyber-espionage group has been targeting government, military and civil organisations around the South China Sea for at least five years, according to researchers at Kaspersky Lab.

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The Untold Story of Silk Road Part, Part 1

LinuxSecurity.com: The fact was, Green wasn’t just your average Mormon grandpa. Over the past few months he had been handling customer service for the massive online enterprise called Silk Road. It was like a clandestine eBay, a digital marketplace for illicit trade, mostly drugs. Green, under the handle Chronicpain, had parlayed his extensive personal narcotics knowledge-he’d been on pain meds for years-into a paying gig working for the site.

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10 Security Questions To Ask A Cloud Service Provider

LinuxSecurity.com: As security teams try to help line-of-business users and other IT practitioners take advantage of cloud benefits as safely as possible, they’re increasingly stepping into the role of trusted advisor. The scalability, flexibility, and convenience of software-as-a-service (SaaS), infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS), and platform-as-a-service (PaaS) offerings frequently come at the cost of added risk to the business.

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