Richard Adhikari | September 06, 2011

Co-founder Norman Sadeh Consulted in Article Regarding Attacks by Hacktivist Group "Anonymous"

It's been another wild and crazy week for the security community.

Scotland Yard arrested two suspected members of Anonymous and LulzSec Thursday.

Meanwhile, the major players in the browser market -- Google (Nasdaq: GOOG), Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) and the Mozilla Foundation -- have chopped Dutch certificate DigiNotar off at the knees, apparently because it was slow to warn that hackers had broken into its network and issued rogue SSL security certificates.

Further, a security researcher released information that hackers could use to leverage Google's massive bandwidth and launch large-scale distributed denial of service (DDoS) and SQL injection attacks.

The Star Wars Galaxies gaming site was also hacked this past week, and the hacker posted the user IDs and passwords of 23,000 of the site's members on the Web.

Finally, a survey by security vendor Veriphyr has found that healthcare organizations are suffering data breaches hand over fist.

"These certificates could be used as part of attacks designed to harvest user Gmail credentials and gain access to sensitive data," Norman Sadeh, cofounder of Wombat Security Technologies, told TechNewsWorld.

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