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All Stories From Vol: 16 - Issue: 68
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Attackers Made Initial Breach of Community Health Services Through Heartbleed Flaw (August 20, 2014)

Mon, 2014-08-25 15:00

The initial vector of attack in the Tennessee-based Community Health Systems (CHS) breach was the Heartbleed vulnerability in OpenSSL.......

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Analysis of Chrome Extensions Finds Malicious Activity (August 19, 2014)

Mon, 2014-08-25 15:00

Researchers analyzed extensions for Google's Chrome browser and found that many conduct malicious activity, including fraud and data theft.......

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200 Hospitals Hit Affecting 4.5 Million Patients (August 18, 2014)

Wed, 2014-08-20 17:00

Tennessee-based Community Health Systems (CHS) says that intruders accessed its system over a three-month period earlier this year, compromising patient names, addresses, and Social Security numbers (SSNs) of 4.......

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Australian Legislation Would Give Intelligence Agency Broad Access to Computers (August 18 & 19, 2014)

Wed, 2014-08-20 17:00

Legislation proposed by Australian attorney general George Brandis would broaden the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation's (ASIO) access to computers and networks.......

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US Nuclear Regulatory Commission Computers Infiltrated (August 18, 2014)

Wed, 2014-08-20 17:00

Computers at the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) were infiltrated several times in the past three years, according to the findings of an internal investigation.......

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Chinese Man Indicted in Military Aircraft Data Theft Scheme (August 18, 2014)

Wed, 2014-08-20 17:00

Su Bin, a Chinese national, has been indicted for his alleged involvement in a scheme to steal sensitive military aircraft data.......

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Delaware Passes Legislation Grants Heirs Access to Digital Assets (August 18, 2014)

Wed, 2014-08-20 17:00

The US state of Delaware has passed legislation giving a person's heirs the right to digital assets, such as social media accounts, in the event of incapacitation or death.......

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Blog Names Unsecure Apps and Services (August 18, 2014)

Wed, 2014-08-20 17:00

A Tumblr blog called HTTP Shaming posts a list of apps and services that do not take sufficient measures to protect user data.......

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Apple Storing Some Chinese Users' iCloud Data on Servers in China (August 17 & 18, 2014)

Wed, 2014-08-20 17:00

Apple has started storing some Chinese users' data on servers in that country.......

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Pittsburgh FBI Cybersquad's Success Rewarded With Additional Agents (August 17, 2014)

Wed, 2014-08-20 17:00

The Pittsburgh FBI cybersquad's successful work on several high profile cases has prompted the FBI to add agents so that the squad can take on more cases.......

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Microsoft Pulls Buggy Updates (August 16 & 17, 2014)

Wed, 2014-08-20 17:00

Microsoft is recommending that users uninstall a recent update after reports that it was causing the blue screen of death.......

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Supermarket Chains Disclose Point-of-Sale Breaches (August 15, 2014)

Wed, 2014-08-20 17:00

The Supervalu supermarket chain has disclosed that it was the target of a point-of-sale terminal attack affecting customers in more than 200 stores.......

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Five More People Indicted in Online Banking Theft Scheme (August 15, 2014)

Wed, 2014-08-20 17:00

The FBI says that five people have been indicted in connection with a bank fraud scheme in which 17 other people have already been convicted in three other cases.......

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Android Reset Flaw Allows Data Recovery (August 14 & 15, 2014)

Wed, 2014-08-20 17:00

Several Android devices, including the Tesco Hudl, are affected by a reset flaw that allows recovery of data that users may believe they have erased from the device.......

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Tennessee Company Suing Bank Over Funds Stolen by Online Account Hijacking (August 13, 2014)

Mon, 2014-08-18 15:00

A Tennessee company is suing its bank to recover nearly US $200,000 lost in an electronic theft from its account there.......

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Most Companies Unsatisfied with Their Security Incident Response (August 14, 2014)

Mon, 2014-08-18 15:00

A SANS study found that just nine percent of organizations believe that their response to security incidents is "highly effective.......

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FCC Task Force Investigating Stingray Use (August 11 & 12, 2014)

Mon, 2014-08-18 15:00

The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has formed a task force to investigate the use of cell phone tracking and interception technology known as an IMSI catcher, but often referred to by the trade name of a particular device called Stingray.......

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Korea Develops Information Security Readiness Rating Systems (August 15, 2014)

Mon, 2014-08-18 15:00

Korea's Ministry of Science, ICT, and Future Planning along with the Korea Internet & Security Agency (KISA) have introduced an information security readiness system.......

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Older Routers May Cause Network Slowing or Instability (August 14, 2014)

Mon, 2014-08-18 15:00

Some older Internet routers used to support the Internet have reached memory limits of the number of routes they can use to send data.......

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Microsoft Delays ActiveX Blocking in IE Until September (August 13 & 14, 2014)

Mon, 2014-08-18 15:00

Microsoft has delayed implementation of its plan to block outdated versions of Java in Internet Explorer (IE) until next month.......

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