FBI Investigates Whether Banks Hacked Back after Iranian Data Breaches

This article brings to light another wrinkle in the ongoing debate around offensive countermeasures in cyber warfare.  What role should private industry play when foreign entities attack or manipulate US commercial institutions?  Do American businesses have the right to defend themselves or retaliate when attacked?  What role can/should the federal government play in these situations?

http://www.tripwire.com/state-of-security/latest-security-news/fbi-investigates-whether-banks-hacked-back-after-iranian-data-breaches/

Krebs – Banks: Card Breach at Some Chick-fil-A’s

This is yet another concerning breach at a fast food restaurant.  Obviously the scope of this breach is still under investigation, but it will still likely lead to another round of card re-issues and general consumer angst.

http://krebsonsecurity.com/2014/12/banks-card-breach-at-some-chick-fil-as/

Cowards Attack Sony PlayStation, Microsoft xBox Networks

Krebs said it well.  This was a pathetic and cowardly act.  As a father simply hoping to enjoy watching his wife and children play their new gaming platform only to be turned away by a network failure, I was seriously annoyed to hear it was a DDOS attack.  This cowardly act should be shared with the public and these sad little thugs should be called out just as Krebs has done.

http://krebsonsecurity.com/2014/12/cowards-attack-sony-playstation-microsoft-xbox-networks/