Security News Roundup for January 17

Charlie Hedbo, Pentagon Cyber Attack and new cybersecurity legislation.

Trust Guard Security Roundup for January

We've rounded up the latest security news from around the globe. Here's what's happening in the world of all things website security.


Obama unveils cybersecurity proposals: 'Cyber threats are urgent and growing danger'

New cyber security measures would allow companies to share information with the NSA and other government agencies, spurring concerns from internet privacy advocates.

Pentagon Suffers Cyberattack as Obama Touts Cybersecurity Plan

As Obama unveiled plans for new cybersecurity measures, the Pentagon's social media accounts were reportedly attacked by sympathizers with the Islamic State terrorist groups.

A Cyberattack Has Caused Confirmed Physical Damage for the Second Time Ever

Hackers hit a steel mill in Germany, causing unspecified physical damage, according to reports. The article from Wired says this is a prime example of why production and business accounts should be kept separate.

Charlie Hebdo: 'Islamist cyber attacks' hit France

The French government said "well-known Islamist hackers" were behind the hacking attacks against numerous French media the day after the Charlie Hedbo attack.



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