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All Stories From Vol: 16 - Issue: 99
Updated: 20 hours 47 min ago

Senator Argues Against Back Doors for Government (December 15, 2014)

Thu, 2014-12-18 19:07

Noting that a back door placed in software and electronic communication devices to allow government access is also a backdoor that could be exploited by entities with malicious intents, US Senator Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) has proposed legislation that would prohibit government agencies from requiring back doors in digital products.......

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Agencies Encourage Adoption of Cyber Security Standards (December 15, 2014)

Thu, 2014-12-18 19:07

Government agencies have begun encouraging industries that they oversee to adopt applicable cyber security guidelines from the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).......

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Microsoft Draws Support for Fight Against Government Demand for Customer eMails (December 15, 2014)

Thu, 2014-12-18 19:07

Major tech companies, including Apple, Verizon, and eBay, are lending their support to Microsoft in its effort to resist a US Justice Department demand for information held on a company server in Ireland.......

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WordPress Sites Infected with Malware (December 15, 2014)

Thu, 2014-12-18 19:07

More than 100,000 websites running on WordPress content management system have been found to be infected with malware that attacks the devices of site visitors.......

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Shellshock Flaw Exploited to Spread Worm (December 15, 2014)

Thu, 2014-12-18 19:07

Malware exploiting the critical Shellshock vulnerability is spreading in the wild.......

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Sony Pictures Warns Media Against Use of Stolen Data (December 14 & 15, 2014)

Thu, 2014-12-18 19:07

Sony Pictures has begun contacting journalists and media organizations, warning them not to disclose any data stolen from Sony's network.......

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Guilty Plea in SpamHaus DDoS Case (December 14 & 15, 2014)

Thu, 2014-12-18 19:07

A 17-year-old in London, UK, has pleaded guilty to charges of computer misuse and money laundering for launching distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks against SpamHaus and CloudFlare on March 2013.......

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FBI Warns of Potential for Cyber Attacks from Iranian Group (December 12 & 14, 2014)

Thu, 2014-12-18 19:07

In a confidential report to US businesses, the FBI warned of techniques that have been used by an Iranian group believed to be responsible for attacks against computer networks at defense contractors, energy companies, and colleges and universities around the world.......

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Expired Certificate Causes Some Card Payment Terminals to Stop Working (December 12, 2014)

Thu, 2014-12-18 19:07

On December 7, 2014, certain payment card terminals in use at stores in the US stopped working.......

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Enhanced Security for Microsoft Office 365 (December 11, 2014)

Thu, 2014-12-18 19:07

Microsoft's Office 365 cloud services suite will have additional security from Palerra, a cloud security automation company.......

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Cyber Attack on Oil Pipeline in Turkey Predates Stuxnet (December 10, 2014)

Tue, 2014-12-16 12:59

In 2008, an oil pipeline running through Turkey was attacked, causing an explosion.......

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Sands Casino Network Hit by Cyber Attack Earlier This Year (December 11, 2014)

Tue, 2014-12-16 12:59

In February 2014, staff at the Las Vegas Sands Corp.......

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Sony Taking Steps to Prevent Download of Stolen Data (December 10 & 11, 2014)

Tue, 2014-12-16 12:59

Sony is trying to prevent people from downloading leaked films and other files by planting phony files with the same signature on filesharing websites.......

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Sony Pictures Attack: Lots of Adjectives, Not Much Explanation (December 10, 2014)

Tue, 2014-12-16 12:59

The FBI says the group responsible for the attack on the Sony Pictures computer network is "organized" and "persistent.......

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Swedish ISP Suffers When Gaming Site is Targeted by DDoS Attack (December 11, 2014)

Tue, 2014-12-16 12:59

A distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack against a specific website site inadvertently disrupted broadband service for Swedish customers.......

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Senate Passes Cybersecurity Protection Act (December 10, 2014)

Tue, 2014-12-16 12:59

The US Senate has passed the National Cybersecurity Protection Act, its version of the House's National Cybersecurity and Critical Infrastructure Protection Act.......

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Malware Appears to be Updated Version of Red October (December 10, 2014)

Tue, 2014-12-16 12:59

Malware dubbed Inception by some and Cloud Atlas by others targets digital devices belonging to diplomats, military officers, and oil, financial, and engineering company executives.......

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Tech Alliance FIDO Releases Specifications for Two-Factor Authentication (December 9 & 10, 2014)

Tue, 2014-12-16 12:59

The FIDO (Fast Identity Online) Alliance, a consortium of high-profile tech companies, has released the first specifications for manufacturers to develop two-factor and biometric authentication systems that will work on different devices.......

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The Pirate Bay Offline After Swedish Authorities Seize Servers (December 9 & 10, 2014)

Tue, 2014-12-16 12:59

Authorities in Sweden have raided seized the servers of The Pirate Bay, causing the torrent tracking website to go dark.......

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Mobile Payments Provider Acknowledges Malware Infection Led to Stolen Data (December 9, 2014)

Tue, 2014-12-16 12:59

Mobile payments provider Charge Anywhere says that malware infected its system and compromised customers' payment card data.......

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