The week in security: Controversy, lessons from Ashley Madison hack; Australia joins worst DDoS offenders
A cyberattack on the US Internal Revenue Service, reported earlier this year, now seems to be worse than originally thought. Yet the most attention was on the publication of the records from the recent Ashley Madison hack, which set tongues wagging around the world and had the site's parent company scouring the records to confirm their authenticity. Analysis of the released records, which include source code and email records, showed that internal technical experts had raised concerns about the site's security as much as a year ago. And some believe the high-profile hack willlead to a tiered Internet, while others believe it has important lessons for CSOs and could lead to a wave of spear phishing attacks.