The Internet of things, the hackers' new weapon of choice
The Mirai botnet hijacks Internet-connected devices to launch massive attacks. Washington is scrambling to find counter-measures. [...]
The Department of Homeland Security was established in the wake of the 9/11 attacks and, with a budget of $100 million and more than 240,000 personnel, it is now one of the US’ biggest government departments. Its varied missions include the fight against terrorism, border control and cyber-security.
Weighed down by debts, the private security group Altegrity, which owns the corporate intelligence firm Kroll and the vetting companies Hireright and USIS, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on February 8. Beyond its difficulties in the wake of the botched [...]