Cyberspace has become all pervasive. Every facet of a modern life has elements of cyberspace embedded in it. Therefore securing the cyberspace has become a necessity, which can no more be wished away. This space collate the news and views affecting the security of our cyberspace.
An infiltration of a German federal security system last year has been traced back to a botched attempt by an unnamed security official to use a Trojan to monitor his daughter's internet usage. According to the report, a hacker friend of the young woman found the spyware on her machine before hacking into her father's machine, supposedly as payback for the privacy intrusion.
The girl's friend discovered a cache of security-related emails on the father's machine; according to thereport, the policeman had diverted official emails to his private computer. This allowed his daughter's pal to infiltrate a German police system – called PATRAS – used to log the location of suspected criminals through cell phone and car GPS systems.
The “No Name Crew” hacking group, which is blamed for another hack into the PATRAS system, has uploaded sensitive information from customs investigations........