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All Stories From Vol: 17 - Issue: 23
Updated: 18 hours 14 min ago

OPM's Premera Audit Warned of Security Issues Weeks Before Breach (March 19, 2015)

Sun, 2015-03-22 12:50

Premera was warned about security issues in its IT systems shortly before the breach occurred.......

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Windows 10 Will be Free Upgrade, and Will Support Biometric Authentication (March 17 & 18, 2015)

Sun, 2015-03-22 12:50

Windows 10, which is expected to be available later this year, will be offered as a free upgrade to users running Windows 7, 8, and 8.......

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Microsoft Revokes "Improperly Issued" Certificate (March 17, 2015)

Sun, 2015-03-22 12:50

Microsoft has revoked an "improperly issued" security certificate.......

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State Dept. System Back Online (March 17, 2015)

Sun, 2015-03-22 12:50

The US State Department has put its unclassified email network back online.......

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U.S. State Department Email Goes Dark, Again (March 16, 2015)

Wed, 2015-03-18 03:20

Only 120 days after taking its email system off line to clean up after a cyber attack, the U.......

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TeslaCrypt Targets Numerous File Types, Including Gaming Files (March 13 & 16, 2015)

Wed, 2015-03-18 03:20

Ransomware is now targeting online gamers.......

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Virlock Ransomware (March 13, 2015)

Wed, 2015-03-18 03:20

Virlock ransomware not only locks the screen of devices, but is also infects files on the devices.......

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Virginia Limits Retention Time for License Plate Reader Data (March 16, 2015)

Wed, 2015-03-18 03:20

Virginia's governor has signed legislation that limits the length of time law enforcement in that state may retain license plate reader data to seven days.......

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Facebook Report Details Government Data Requests (March 16, 2015)

Wed, 2015-03-18 03:20

Facebook's Global Government Request Report shows that the overall number of requests the company received from governments worldwide increased slightly from the previous six months.......

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Yahoo Announces On-Demand Passwords, Releases Encryption Plugin Source Code for Review (March 15 & 16, 2015)

Wed, 2015-03-18 03:20

Yahoo has announced that it will let users log into their accounts with on-demand passwords sent as SMS messages to their mobile devices.......

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Federal Investigators Say They Are Close to Identifying JPMorgan Chase Attackers (March 15 & 16, 2015)

Wed, 2015-03-18 03:20

According to a report in the New York Times, US federal investigators say they are close to identifying those responsible for the attack on JPMorgan Chase systems and that they could be handing down indictments within the next few months.......

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State Department Takes Steps to Improve its Network Security (March 13, 14, & 15, 2015)

Wed, 2015-03-18 03:20

The US State Department shut down portions of its network over the weekend in its efforts to improve security.......

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UK Cyber Security Competition (March 12, 14, & 16, 2015)

Wed, 2015-03-18 03:20

This year's Cyber Security Challenge UK was held on March 12 & 13 aboard the HMS Belfast in London.......

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Some British Telecom Traffic Routed Through Ukraine (March 13, 2015)

Wed, 2015-03-18 03:20

The Internet traffic of 167 British Telecom customers appears to have been routed through servers in Ukraine.......

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Problematic Windows 7 Patch (March 13, 2015)

Wed, 2015-03-18 03:20

In October 2014, Microsoft pulled a patch for Windows 7 that was causing problems for some users.......

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DOJ Drops Charges Against NOAA Employee (March 12 & 16, 2015)

Wed, 2015-03-18 03:20

The US Justice Department has dropped an indictment against Xiafen Chen, a hydrologist who had worked at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).......

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ICS-CERT Monitor Quarterly Report - Phishing Reigns Supreme (March 12, 2015)

Sat, 2015-03-14 00:48

According to a quarterly report from the US Industrial Control System Computer Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT), industrial control systems were targets of cyber attacks at least 245 times in the 12-month period between October 1, 2013 and September 30, 2014.......

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Notice of Special Rapid Hiring Authority for Federal Cyber Security (March 5, 2015)

Sat, 2015-03-14 00:48

The US federal government Office of Personnel Management (OPM) for excepted service for up to 3,000 positions requiring "unique cyber security skills.......

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FCC Releases Net Neutrality Rules (March 12, 2015)

Sat, 2015-03-14 00:48

Documents from the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) show that the commission is going to treat broadband as a public utility, which means it will be subject to more stringent regulation.......

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US Treasury Sharing Threat Data with Banks (March 12, 2014)

Sat, 2015-03-14 00:48

The US Treasury Department has started sharing cyber threat data with banks through an automated system, which uses a language called STIX (Structures Threat Information Expression or Exchange).......

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