NEWS & ANALYSIS

Swiss Warning Intelligence Partners About Massive Data Breach

Swiss intelligence has warned the U.S. and Britain that counterterrorism information may have been leaked by a disgruntled employee.

Medical Billing Company Says Employee Leaked Data to Identity Theft Ring

Florida-based Advanced Data Processing, Inc. says an employee illegally accessed the ambulance billing system and leaked individual account information to a group suspected of filing fraudulent tax returns.

Has a Hacker Figured Out How to Hide Malicious Sites Inside Search Results?

Websense threat researchers think a Chinese hacker may have found a way to exploit Google’s convenient optical character recognition to make malicious urls more visible in Google search results.

Morning Security Brief: Homeland Security’s Secret Twitter Account, Smart Meter Privacy Issues, Black Friday, and More

DHS has a secret twitter account. Researchers find that smart meters can be used to pick burglary targets. The Mall of America bans teenagers on Black Friday. And more.

Hacking Tools Fuel Russian Black Market

By monitoring Russian hacker forums, a cloud security company’s threat researchers found that Russia’s cyber black market is thriving on sales of the same hacking tools that the FBI says hackers have used to cause millions of dollars’ worth of damage.

Cloud Security Implications in File Sharing Site Case

As African authorities shut down a new file-sharing domain, a U.S. case regarding the site founder's prior site could have privacy and cloud data implications.

Hospitals Urged to Maintain Cybersecurity After Sandy

Healthcare intelligence officials are telling hospitals not to bypass cybersecurity protocols in a rush to get systems back online after Hurricane Sandy.

Online Dating Scam Trending at Internet Crime Complaint Center

IC3 has been receiving complaints about a dating extortion scam where people are baited into intimate online conversations then charged money to get them erased.

Report Recommends Stronger Hiring, Development Practices for DHS Cyber Professionals

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) needs to hire about 600 cyber security professionals with well-defined, mission critical skills, according to a task force commissioned by DHS to help the agency bolster its cyber defenses.

Morning Security Brief: ‘Breaking News’ Phishing Attack, Drone Strike Stats, Parliament Breach Reviewed, and More

Phishing attack disguised as breaking news from CNN. Researchers from Columbia find most drone strike statistics inaccurate. A staffing error leads to a security breach in Australian Parliament. And more.
 




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