News Story

MC2 Director Katz Featured in Hearst News Story on Russian Hackers

News

"...what criminals seem to be doing is using these credentials to log into social media sites and impersonate users and then send spam from their accounts."

Jonathan Katz



Also see...

Newsroom

News Search

News Archives

Events Calendar

MC2 Director Katz Featured in Hearst News Story on Russian Hackers

Jonathan Katz
Jonathan Katz

Jonathan Katz, professor of computer science and director of the Maryland Cybersecurity Center, was recently interviewed in a Hearst news story about a gang of Russian cyber thieves who hacked into more than 400,000 websites, amassing more than a billion user names and passwords.

According to a cybersecurity firm, it may be the largest known data breach to date.

“Right now what criminals seem to be doing is using these credentials to log into social media sites and impersonate users and then send spam from their accounts,” Katz says.

He notes that it is a “wake-up call” to industries and users on how insecure passwords and personal information can be.

Watch the news story on wpbf.

Related Articles:
Katz to lead $1.5M cooperative agreement
Maimon, Katz Receive Joint NSF Award
MC2 Director Katz Testifies Before Senate Subcommittee on Investing in Cybersecurity
NSA Highlights Papers by MC2 Researchers
Cybersecurity Is All a Game for Two ACES Students‬‬
Hicks Featured on Security Podcast
MC2 Cybersecurity Education Featured in U.S. News and World Report
MC2 Researchers Awarded MURI for Work on Hardware Security
Shi, Papamanthou Win Invention of the Year Award
Families Create Powerful Passwords at Maryland Day 2014

August 13, 2014


Prev   Next

Clark School        UMIACS   CMNS