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February
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Cyber Attack Alert Law Wanted by US Attorney General

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder stated Monday that the Federal Government should pursue the passing of legislation which would require, by law, that businesses notify those affected customers who have lost personal information during a breach of system security, according to an article published on the PC World website. The article indicates that a “data-breach...

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February
25
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Apple Discovers Flaw in OS Vunerable to Hackers

Apple Computer has discovered that there is a serious issue with their iOs software which leaves their users open to attack from hackers, according to a recent article published by Auto World News. The article confirms that the “crucial flaw” allows attackers to “easily intercept even encrypted communications.”  Technology experts believe, according to this report,...

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February
21
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Turkish Law Allows Websites Blocked Without Court Orders

Turkish authorities are now allowed to “block websites without a court order” due to legislation that was signed on Tuesday, according to an article published by the Web Hosting Industry Review. The article says that now Turkish president Abdullah Gul has signed the “controversial bill” the government will have the ability to “monitor telecommunications and...

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February
20
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Hackers Break Into University, Steal 300K Social Security Numbers

The University of Maryland’s “personnel information database” was recently invaded by “hackers” which resulted in the theft of social security numbers for hundreds of thousands of individuals, according to an article published by ABC News. The article indicates that a large number of social security numbers – “dating back to 1998” – birth dates and...

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February
20
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FBI Says Cyber Crime is Their Number One Fight

A recent article published by CBS News in Chicago indicates that cyber-crime has become the “number one fight” of  United States government law enforcement agencies and taking a lead position over it’s arch enemy – terrorism. The cyber-crime fighting “business” costs “billions of dollars a year” since the main enemy “targets everyone from big banks,...

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February
19
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Credentials of 300K Users Posted on Website by Hackers

Researchers from High-Tech Bridge – the Swiss “security and computer forensics” company – have reportedly discovered that the credentials of over 300,000 computer users were recently placed on Pastebin, a website where text may be “stored online for a “set period of time“, according to an article published by SC Magazine. The article stated that this...

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February
18
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Hackers Attack Kickstarter, Steal User Information

Well known project and idea funding website, Kickstarter was reported to be the next victim of cyber-attack after hackers breached their security and “made off with user information“, according to an article published by CNet. The article clarified that though the attackers captured “usernames, e-mail addresses, mailing addresses, phone numbers, and encrypted passwords“, it stated that...

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February
14
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French Website Feels Worst DDoS Attack in History

A large Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack hit a French website that reached approximately “400 Gigabits per second (Gbps)“, according to an article published on the ZDNet website. The article outlined that DDoS security companies Arbor Networks and CloudFlare were both in agreement that “the attack reached at least 325Gbps” and that more attacks...

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February
13
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Research Says Computers Left Vulnerable by Pre-Loaded Software

Kaspersky Lab researchers have recently released a report announcing that a “legitimate anti-theft software” can leave personal computer systems “vulnerable to remote hijack“, according to an article published by SC Magazine. The article states that this vulnerability impacts “millions of users with the activated installation” of this software on their computers. Kaspersky’s findings, according to...

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February
13
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Feds Offer Standards to Improve Cyber Security

A “final version of standards” was released on February 12th by the federal government with the goal to “help companies in nationally critical industries better defend against cyber attacks“, according to an article published on the Reuters web site.  The article indicates that with this release of “standards” security officials from the United States government are...

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