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Lessons From the Most Interesting Breaches of The Year

December 03, 2010 Added by:Headlines

Security Week's Noa Bar-Yosef has published her take of the most interesting data breaches of 2010. There were no mega-breeches on the scale of Heartland Payment Systems, but there are lessons to be learned from a few choice data loss events that occurred this year...

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Lost Laptops Costing Businesses Billions of Dollars

December 03, 2010 Added by:Headlines

The Study found that more than 80,000 laptops had gone missing from just over 300 companies in the course of a year, with a $50,000 price tag associated with each lost unit. The total cost was over two billion dollars, an average of almost six and a half million dollars per company...

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WikiLeaks Loses Their Domain Names

December 03, 2010 Added by:Headlines

WikiLeaks lost the domain names Wikileaks.org and Cablegate.org, limiting access to the whistleblower website using the alphabetical web addresses. Amazon announced Wednesday they would no longer host the websites, but denies that it was because of pressure applied by Senator Joe Lieberman...

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Amazon Boots WikiLeaks After Relentless Attacks

December 01, 2010 Added by:Headlines

The Associated Press is reporting that Amazon has ceased hosting the beleaguered WikiLeaks after relentless denial of service (DoS) attacks against the whistleblower website...

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Hacker "The Jester" Reports Raid By Law Enforcement

December 01, 2010 Added by:Headlines

There are unconfirmed reports that infamous anti-jihadi hacker The Jester (th3j35t3r), who earlier this week claimed responsibility for a denial of service attack that temporarily disabled the WikiLeaks website, was the subject of a search and equipment seizure by law enforcement...

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WikiLeaks Hit By Denial of Service (DoS) Attack

November 28, 2010 Added by:Headlines

WikiLeaks, the secret-sharing website that has been plaguing the U.S. government with the release of thousands of classified documents, allegedly suffered a denial of service (DoS) attack that took it offline just hours before the scheduled release of more embarrassing records...

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Stuxnet Virus is an Example of Cyber Warfare

November 28, 2010 Added by:Headlines

Stuxnet is the first in-the-wild evidence of what the future of cyber offensives may look like. So instead of the Israeli air force bombing facilities, we have covert malware infesting critical systems to slow Iran's nuclear weapons ambitions. This is cyber warfare...

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Mafiaboy Sees Security Problems for Cloud Computing

November 28, 2010 Added by:Headlines

Michael Calce, who gained fame a decade ago for his denial of service attacks (DoS) that took down the websites of giants like Yahoo and and Amazon, says vulnerabilities are inherent in the cloud computing model and that hackers will take advantage at a great cost to businesses...

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US and EU Partner on Cyber Wargames and Security Plans

November 24, 2010 Added by:Headlines

The US and EU recently conducted cyber wargames, and have announced plans to cooperate on addressing a range of cyber security issues. The security exercises included participants from the private sector, and were focused on coordinated responses to cyber-related threat scenarios...

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Ex-Employee Stole Trade Secrets Worth Over $50M

November 24, 2010 Added by:Headlines

The theft of trade secrets has widespread consequences, as it causes companies to lose their competitive edge, can make it difficult to realize a return on billions of dollars worth of research and development efforts, and ultimately devalues shareholder value...

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One in Five Facebook Applications Contain Malware

November 24, 2010 Added by:Headlines

An examination of 14,000 Facebook user accounts found that 20% have applications that contain malware capable of infecting those who click on the links with a virus or other malicious code. The study was based on data collected over the last month...

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Majority of Employees Plan to Steal Company Data

November 24, 2010 Added by:Headlines

A new study reveals an alarming statistic: The majority of workers plan on stealing company data if and when they leave their current positions. The survey of 1000 white collar employees conducted by Imperva shows that more than two-thirds are willing to take everything from client and customer records to the intellectual property of their employer...

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Digital Certificates and Mobile Malware Top Threat List

November 23, 2010 Added by:Headlines

Stolen digital certificates and malware infested applications aimed at the growing smartphone and tablet markets top the eight biggest threats for 2011. The frequency of encounters with cyber miscreants may be on the rise as well with the proliferation of Malware as a Service...

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Bogus Chinese Processors Used in Missile Systems

November 23, 2010 Added by:Headlines

An administrator at VisionTech plead guilty to charges she assisted in selling sub-grade Chinese computer processors to DoD contractors for use in U.S. military weapons systems. Companies that bought the components include Northrop Grumman, Raytheon Missile Systems, and BAE Systems...

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Over Five Million Now Victims of Healthcare Breaches

November 23, 2010 Added by:Headlines

The Department of Health and Human Services released statistics on health information breaches that show a total of 5.35 million records have been compromised since September 2009. One of the most recent breaches at Keystone/AmeriHealth Mercy Health Plans involved over 280,000 records...

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Two-Thirds of Companies Breached in Past Year

November 23, 2010 Added by:Headlines

CompTIA's 8th Annual Global Security Trends Study found 63% of U.S. enterprises where hit by at least one security breach in the past year. Half of the companies that reported a security breach characterized the event as serious, impacting the company financially or hindering operations...

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