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All Stories From Vol: 16 - Issue: 78
Updated: 16 hours 24 min ago

Japan Airlines Data Breach (September 24 & 25, 2014)

Fri, 2014-09-26 15:00

Japan Airlines (JAL) has confirmed that a cyber attack compromised personal information of as many as 750,000 customers.......

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UK Banks to Get Real-Time Threat Alerts (September 23, 2014)

Fri, 2014-09-26 15:00

British banking industry association BBA will now offer member financial institutions access to real-time threat warnings that affect customer data and the general integrity of their systems as a whole.......

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Medical Device and Healthcare Cyber Security Workshop (September 23, 2014)

Fri, 2014-09-26 15:00

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is holding a workshop on October 21-22.......

Categories: security

Cyber Security as a Matter of Resilience (September 22, 2014)

Tue, 2014-09-23 17:00

Experts say that the cyber security conversation is better served by focusing on resilience rather than on prevention.......

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Home Depot Ignored Security Concerns (September 19, 20 & 22, 2014)

Tue, 2014-09-23 17:00

Former Home Depot employees say that management ignored warnings from the company's computer security team that its systems were vulnerable to attack.......

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Former Home Depot Security Architect in Prison For Sabotaging Previous Employer's Network (September 22, 2014)

Tue, 2014-09-23 17:00

Ricky Joe Mitchell, a former Home Depot security architect, is currently serving a four-year sentence for sabotaging his previous employer's network.......

Categories: security

Can the US Power Grid Succumb To Cyber Attacks Alone?

Tue, 2014-09-23 17:00

Last week we covered a story in which observers say that cyber attacks alone could not take down the US power grid.......

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Four MIT Students Fighting Subpoenas Over Hackathon Bitcoin Mining Tool (September 22, 2014)

Tue, 2014-09-23 17:00

Four Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) students are fighting a subpoena demanding they surrender the source code for a Bitcoin mining tool they created for a hackathon.......

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Google Shuts Down Malvertising Attack (September 22, 2014)

Tue, 2014-09-23 17:00

On September 19, Google shut down a malvertising campaign that affected visitors to several different websites, including Last.......

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Senate Bill Would Limit Power of US Warrants for Data Stored in Other Countries (September 19, 2014)

Tue, 2014-09-23 17:00

A bill proposed in the US Senate last week would limit the type of data that US authorities could obtain from foreign servers with a warrant.......

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Senate Bill Would Expedite DHS's Hiring of Cyber Security Experts (September 20, 2014)

Tue, 2014-09-23 17:00

The US Senate has passed a bill that would increase the authority of the defense secretary to hire and retain cyber security professionals.......

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eBay Vulnerability Has Been Present for at Least Six Months (September 19, 2014)

Tue, 2014-09-23 17:00

A vulnerability in some eBay postings has been present for months.......

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DoJ Seeks Authority to Bust Through Anonymization (September 19 & 22, 2014)

Tue, 2014-09-23 17:00

The US Department of Justice has proposed an amendment to Rule 41 of the Federal Rules of Criminal procedure that would pave the way for law enforcement authorities to break into computers being used by people who are hiding their identities online with anonymizing technologies like Tor.......

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Russian Police Arrest Two in Connection with Android Malware (September 19, 2014)

Tue, 2014-09-23 17:00

Police in Russia have arrested two people in connection with malware that infected Android mobile devices through deceptive MMS messages.......

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HealthCare.gov Website Getting Security Fixes (September 18, 2014)

Tue, 2014-09-23 17:00

At a September 18 congressional hearing, Marilyn Tavenner, administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) said her agency will implement 28 recommended actions to improve the security of the HealthCare.......

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Next Android Release Will Encrypt Data By Default (September 18 & 21, 2014)

Tue, 2014-09-23 17:00

Google says that the next version of its Android mobile operating system, due to be released before the end of 2014, will encrypt data by default.......

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Senate Investigation Reveals China Broke Into Key Pentagon Networks (September 17 & 18, 2014)

Fri, 2014-09-19 17:00

Chinese government operatives infiltrated computer systems at US airlines and military contractors more than 20 times over the course of a year, according to a recently-declassified US Senate investigation report.......

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iOS 8 Prevents Apple From Accessing Device Data (September 18, 2014)

Fri, 2014-09-19 17:00

Apple says that the most recent version of its mobile operating system removes the company's ability to provide law enforcement with data from devices running iOS 8.......

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Attackers Launched Cross-Site Scripting Attack on eBay Auction Page (September 17 & 18, 2014)

Fri, 2014-09-19 17:00

Some eBay users were victims of an attack that caused some users who clicked on links on the site to be taken to duplicated, malicious pages where account access credentials were stolen.......

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Evolution Online Black Market Trades in Drugs, Account Credentials, and Health Data (September 18, 2014)

Fri, 2014-09-19 17:00

Since the takedown of the Silk Road online black marketplace, others have stepped in to take over its shady trades.......

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