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Antivirus Software Powerless to Stop Data Breach Attacks, Study Finds

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Large numbers of data breaches are being initiated by targeted malware that antivirus software simply can't detect, according to an analysis....
Antivirus Software Powerless to Stop Data Breach Attacks, Study Finds
Ensuring papal-level secrecy ... without the black smoke
Does big data mean big risks for businesses?

Executives Worry About Cyberattacks

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More corporate executives are concerned about cyberattacks and data breaches than property damage and investment risk, according to a survey commissioned by insurer AIG....
Executives Worry About Cyberattacks

Data Breach? Virtual Bounty Hunters Will Hunt It Down

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Security expert Dan Clements is building a virtual "lost and found" box for data, a concept he hopes companies suffering from data breaches will embrace to find......
Data Breach? Virtual Bounty Hunters Will Hunt It Down

Data breaches increasingly caused by hacks, malicious attacks

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A new study of data breaches has found that criminal and malicious attacks accounted for 37 percent of corporate data breaches in 2011, a six percent rise from 2010. The study, performed by Ponemon Institute and sponsored by Symantec, also found that these attacks were much more costly to...
Data breaches increasingly caused by hacks, malicious attacks

CompTIA opinion: A technology agenda for Obama's second term

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Among the issues that Congress and the president can tackle are taxation, STEM education and the need for a national standard on data breaches....
CompTIA opinion: A technology agenda for Obama's second term

Daily Report: Europe Weighs Requiring Firms to Disclose Data Breaches

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To combat a rise in cybercrime, the European Commission is considering a plan to require companies that store data on the Internet - like Microsoft, Apple, Google and I.B.M. - to report the loss or theft of personal information in the 27-nation bloc or risk sanctions and fines, reports Kevin...
Daily Report: Europe Weighs Requiring Firms to Disclose Data Breaches

Skyhigh Networks gets $20M to lift IT out of the shadows

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The use of shadow IT — storing and sharing files on non-sanctioned clouds from Box, Dropbox and others, partly propelled by the bring-your-own-device trend — is not news, because it’s been going on for years despite the compliance and security problems it can pose. But IT leaders are fighting back,...
Skyhigh Networks gets $20M to lift IT out of the shadows

Nissan, Under Armor report breaches of employee information

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Nissan Motor Co. and apparel maker Under Armor have disclosed recent data breaches involving the potential compromise of employee information....
Nissan, Under Armor report breaches of employee information

FTC sues Wyndham hotels over data breaches

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Hackers stole information from hundreds of thousands of credit cards, resulting in millions of dollars in fraud loss. [Read more]...
FTC sues Wyndham hotels over data breaches

Four security trends defined 2012, will impact 2013

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Mobile and Mac malware burbles noxiously, data breaches and data mining will cause more havoc with your privacy, and the Web will continue to suffer the ignominy of poorly-written, Swiss-cheesed code as security experts predict lessons from 2012 go unlearned in 2013. [Read more]...
Four security trends defined 2012, will impact 2013

FTC files lawsuit over data breaches at Wyndham Worldwide

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The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has filed a lawsuit against hotel operator Wyndham Worldwide and three of its subsidiaries after three data breaches at Wyndham hotels in less than two years, the agency announced Tuesday....
FTC files lawsuit over data breaches at Wyndham Worldwide

Hacktivism Was the Leading Cause for Compromised Data in 2011, Says Verizon

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More than half of data stolen from companies in 2011 was a result of hacktivist actions, even though the majority of data breaches were still caused by......
Hacktivism Was the Leading Cause for Compromised Data in 2011, Says Verizon
71 percent of enterprises creating their own mobile apps, says Symantec

The BYOD Mobile Security Threat Is Real

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Cloud storage, text messaging, poor accountability and the "Bad Leaver" open the doors to data breaches in a BYOD environment, says a cyber-crime expert in this CIO.com interview....
The BYOD Mobile Security Threat Is Real

FBI hauls in 24 credit card hackers in online sting

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The FBI unveiled an online sting resulting in the arrest of 24 suspects accused of online credit card fraud. As part of the two-year online operation, FBI agents set up a "carder forum"—a Web forum where hackers and credit card fraudsters were able to buy, sell, and exchange credit card data stolen...
FBI hauls in 24 credit card hackers in online sting

US Government Still Leaning On Europe To Dilute Data Protection Reform Proposals

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The U.S. government is continuing to lobby Brussels to water down plans to reform privacy legislation. The European Union’s executive and legislative bodies are in the process of reforming the region’s data protection rules — a long overdue wrangle since current legislation dates back to 1995, when Facebook was not even...
US Government Still Leaning On Europe To Dilute Data Protection Reform Proposals

US 'main source of EU card fraud'

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Data breaches in the US account for most of the credit card fraud affecting the EU, a new police report says....
US 'main source of EU card fraud'

Financial Crimes Topped State-Sponsored Hacking Incidents in 2012

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2012 was a year for cyber war. Government officials and lawmakers talked about it a lot, different countries were found to be engaging in it, some attacking, some defending, some doing a certain amount of both. But even so, for all the talk about cyber war, it didn’t come close...
Financial Crimes Topped State-Sponsored Hacking Incidents in 2012

How to surf safely: From LastPass to tin foil hats, and everything in between

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It’s a dangerous world on the web, and it’s getting more treacherous by the day. This past month alone has seen the likes of LinkedIn, Last.fm, and eHarmony all succumb to major security breaches in which millions of hashed user passwords were posted to a Russian website for anyone to...
How to surf safely: From LastPass to tin foil hats, and everything in between

Researcher Uncovers (Another) Major Facebook Security Exploit

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For all the credit Facebook has received for its privacy controls and user safety, the site still falls prey to an unsettling number of security issues and potential data breaches. Last month a botched code push accidentally revealed private user email addresses, and before that Facebook accidentally sent private messages...
Researcher Uncovers (Another) Major Facebook Security Exploit

ThreatMetrix Picks Up $18 Million To Expand Its Fight Against Cybercrime

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The world of data breaches and other malicious online acts are on the rise — with some $2 trillion lost to IT thefts and other cybercrimes annually, according to research from Goldman Sachs — so we will continue to see a focus on companies that try to combat these threats....
ThreatMetrix Picks Up $18 Million To Expand Its Fight Against Cybercrime

The Circuit: Hacktivists vs. cyber criminals, Verizon/cable hearing recap, FCC spectrum task force

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Hacktivists stole more than criminals, study says: A new study from Verizon on data breaches found that “hacktivist” groups stole more data in 2011 than cybercriminals. According to the study, released Thursday, cybercriminals stole more than 100 million of the 174 million records taken in 2011. Read full article...
The Circuit: Hacktivists vs. cyber criminals, Verizon/cable hearing recap, FCC spectrum task force

More Than Half of Organizations Take Months or Years to Discover a Breach, Verizon Says

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Over 90 percent of data breaches are the result of external attacks and almost 60 percent of organizations discovered them months or years later, Verizon said in......
More Than Half of Organizations Take Months or Years to Discover a Breach, Verizon Says

Pirate Bay Founder Charged With Hacking Companies and a Bank

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In late August 2012, Pirate Bay co-founder Gottfrid Svartholm was deported from Cambodia to Sweden. Initially it was thought that Gottfrid had been taken to serve the prison time he was handed for his involvement in The Pirate Bay, but quickly it become clear the authorities also had other things...
Pirate Bay Founder Charged With Hacking Companies and a Bank

FTC Files Lawsuit Over Data Breaches at Large Hotel Operator

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The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has filed a lawsuit against hotel operator Wyndham Worldwide and three of its subsidiaries after three data breaches at Wyndham......
FTC Files Lawsuit Over Data Breaches at Large Hotel Operator

For IP Security at Startups, "Later" Isn't Soon Enough

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A brilliant idea. A great team to work on it. A fridge full of Red Bull. Those are the first three items on every tech startup's checklist (more or less). Much farther down the list - if it's there at all - is the security plan the startup needs to...
For IP Security at Startups, "Later" Isn't Soon Enough

Hospitals Seeing More Patient Data Breaches

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More of those problems are originating from laptops and mobile devices rather than a human slip-up in handling paper documents....
Hospitals Seeing More Patient Data Breaches

4 keys for IP protection

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Do you think data breaches are up or down in 2011 compared to 2007 or 2008? The official answer may surprise you. According to DatalossDB and the 2011 Data Breach Investigations Report [PDF link] by Verizon, the number of records compromised per year has been decreasing since its 2008 peak....
4 keys for IP protection
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