NEWS & ANALYSIS

Two California Men Sentenced for ATM Fraud

Two Southern California men were sentenced last week to 60 months each in prison for attempting to defraud nearly 1,000 debit and credit card holders by using stolen bank account information to withdraw money from ATMs.

Morning Security Brief: FCC Blocks Local Authorities From Using Emergency Broadband, Australia Breaks Up Drug Ring, and More

FCC to block states from using broadband networks for emergencies until national system is built. Australia busts up a $500 million drug ring. And more.

Morning Security Brief: Cyberattacks on U.S. Infrastructure, Cybersecurity Tips from Black Hat, Skype Surveillance, and More

Cyberattacks against U.S. infrastructure are on the rise. Tips for businesses looking to enhance cybersecurity. Skype says it doesn’t record user conversations amid rumors. And more.

Russian Arrested for Botnet Attack on Amazon

A Russian hacker was arrested last week in Cyprus on an international warrant for a 2008 denial-of-service attack on Amazon.com.

Morning Security Brief: MTA to Increase Security, Printers At Risk for Hacking, Beth Israel Breach, and More

MTA stationing more officers around high crime stations. Printer vulnerabilities not being taken seriously. BYOD policy led to Beth Israel breach. And more.

Cybersecurity Legislation Revised in Light of Opposition

Sen. Joe Lieberman has revised a bill to make mandatory cybersecurity provisions optional. Lieberman submitted the revised bill in hopes of getting Senate approval.

Morning Security Brief: ‘Dark Knight’ Shooting, Grum Botnet Taken Down, Bulgaria Bombing Suspect, and More

A shooting at a movie premier leaves 14 dead. A security company collaborates with ISPs to take down Grum. CCTV video of Bulgaria bombing suspect released. And more.

Man Who Snooped on Wife’s E-mails Cleared of Cybercrime Charges

Prosecutors have dropped all charges against Leon Walker, the Michigan man who faced federal cybercrime charges for snooping into his wife’s e-mails.

Yahoo Fixes Security Vulnerability

Yahoo says it has fixed a security vulnerability that allowed hackers to obtain and expose online about 450,000 user names and passwords.

ICE Seizes 70 Counterfeit Web Sites

The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency has shuttered 70 Web sites accused of selling counterfeit goods.
 




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