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All Stories From Vol: 17 - Issue: 67
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More Than 70 Arrests Accompany Darkode Takedown (July 15, 2015)

Fri, 2015-07-17 16:42

US law enforcement has taken down a crime ring known as Darkode.......

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13-Year Sentence for Man Who Sold Credit Monitoring Records Data (July 14 & 15, 2015)

Fri, 2015-07-17 16:42

A US federal judge has sentenced Hieu Minh Ngo to 13 years in prison for his role in a data breach of a credit monitoring company that exposed personally identifiable information for 200 million accounts.......

Categories: security

Vulnerability in Internet Monitoring Tool Used by Schools (July 14, 2015)

Fri, 2015-07-17 16:42

A tool used by many schools in the UK to monitor students' Internet use contains vulnerabilities that could expose students' personal information.......

Categories: security

Microsoft, Oracle, and Adobe Release Fixes (July 14, 2015)

Fri, 2015-07-17 16:42

Microsoft: Microsoft has released 14 security bulletins to address nearly 60 security flaws in its products.......

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OPM Director Resigns (July 10, 2015)

Wed, 2015-07-15 16:38

Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Director Katherine Archuleta has resigned in the wake of a massive breach at the agency that affected millions of people.......

Categories: security

China's Cyber Security Law (July 12 & 13, 2015)

Wed, 2015-07-15 16:38

A new draft law in China would give the government the authority to shut down Internet access during major "social security incidents.......

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Adobe Will Patch More Flash Flaws Found in Leaked Hacking Team Code (July 13, 2015)

Wed, 2015-07-15 16:38

Adobe says it will patch two additional security flaws in its Flash Player that were disclosed in documents that were stolen from the Hacking Team and then leaked.......

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Community Service Hours for Teen Involved in Spamhaus Attack (July 10 & 13, 2015)

Wed, 2015-07-15 16:38

A judge in the UK has sentenced a teenager to 240 hours of community service for his role in distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks launched against Spamhaus in 2013.......

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Hacking Team Says Not All Code was Compromised (July 13, 2015)

Wed, 2015-07-15 16:38

Surveillance software company Hacking Team, which recently experienced a breach and significant data theft, has announced that it will release a new version of its product that contains "elements of
[its ]
source code not compromised in this attack.......

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Facebook CSO Calls for End to Flash (June 13, 2015)

Wed, 2015-07-15 16:38

Facebook's new chief security officer has said, via Twitter, that it's time for Flash to go.......

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Land Rover Vehicles Recalled Over Software Flaw (July 13, 2015)

Wed, 2015-07-15 16:38

Land Rover is recalling more than 65,000 cars to fix a software issue that can be exploited to unlatch vehicle doors.......

Categories: security

Espionage Group Exploiting Java Zero-Day (July 13, 2015)

Wed, 2015-07-15 16:38

An espionage group is using an unpatched Java vulnerability to launch attacks against a US defense organization and the armed forces of an unnamed country.......

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Fighting Back Against Bloatware (July 12, 2015)

Wed, 2015-07-15 16:38

Consumers are taking a stand against bloatware, or unwanted software that gets put on devices.......

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Guilty Plea in DNSChanger Case (July 8 & 10, 2015)

Wed, 2015-07-15 16:38

An Estonian man has pleaded guilty in a New York court to charges of wire fraud and computer intrusion.......

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Critical Security Controls Draft Available for Public Comment (July 1, 2015)

Thu, 2015-07-09 01:52

The Center for Internet Security has released Critical Security Controls Draft Version 6c for public comment.......

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FBI Most Wanted Cybercriminals (June 30 & July 2, 2015)

Thu, 2015-07-09 01:52

The FBI has made public a list of its most wanted cyber criminals.......

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FISC Approves Six-Month Extension for NSA's Data Gathering (June 30 & July 1, 2015)

Thu, 2015-07-09 01:52

The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) has approved a 180-day extension for the NSA to continue its collection of cellphone metadata.......

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Former Georgia Pacific Employee Charged with Damaging Computers (July 2, 2015)

Thu, 2015-07-09 01:52

A former systems administrator at US paper manufacturer Georgia Pacific has been charged with intentionally damaging the company's protected computers.......

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Mozilla Releases Firefox 39 (July 6, 2015)

Thu, 2015-07-09 01:52

The most up-to-date version of Firefox, version 39, includes fixes for 13 flaws, including the Logjam/TLS vulnerability.......

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Cyber Guard Exercise (July 1 & 6, 2015)

Thu, 2015-07-09 01:52

The Fourth Annual Cyber Guard exercise took place from June 8-26, 2015.......

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