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Google's New Hacking Alert Raises Questions From Users

- Google’s security blog left a lot of questions unanswered when it announced that the company would begin alerting some of its users when their computers or accounts were being targeted by state-sponsored attackers.

EHarmony User Passwords Exposed

- The Web site eHarmony acknowledged yesterday that a small percentage of its users’ passwords may have been exposed in an online forum used by hackers.

Newly Discovered Malware Considered Especially Sophisticated

- A newly discovered malicious software program is one of the most comprehensive and sophisticated attack kits yet discovered, according to the software firm Kaspersky Lab.

Hiring IT Experts

- This Government Accountability Office report describes how some government agencies could improve the way they hire and retain cybersecurity professionals.

Developing a Cybersecurity Staff

- The federal government can improve its cybersecurity capabilities through more targeted hiring and training of a cybersecurity work force, but that’s easier said than done.

Leading Figure in Major International Phishing Operation Sentenced

- A principal figure in a major international hacking ring that allegedly bilked banks of more than $1 million was sentenced last week to five years in prison.

Morning Security Brief: Bomb Threat at NSA Site, Wisconsin Man Arrested for Phone Threats, NBA Playoff Shooting, and More

- A bomb threat halts construction at the new NSA megacenter. A Wisconsin man is arrested for threatening to blow up political offices. Police are investigating a shooting that left eight injured minutes after the Monday’s NBA playoff game. And more.

CHART: Types of Data Breaches

- Criminals target strikingly different types of data in large and small organizations.

Forrester Report Touts Next Generation Firewalls, Greater Network Visibility

- Increasingly popular next generation firewalls can be highly effective at thwarting network attacks and may eventually become more popular than standalone firewall devices, according to a new Forrester report.

Morning Security Brief: Russia Foils Terrorist Attack, Cruise Line Biothreat Scare, Cybersecurity Goes Offensive, and More

- Russia says it has foiled an attack planned on the city slated to host the 2014 Winter Games. A neurosurgeon is removed from a cruise ship after someone tweets that he’s planning a biological attack. Cybersecurity firms moving into offensive roles. And more.

Morning Security Brief: License Plate Scanners, Smartphone Risk Picture, Firearm Requests Up, and More

- Police in Tennessee look to expand the use of license plate readers. The NSA releases a fact sheet on smartphone security. Requests to buy firearms are on the rise for the 22nd month. And more.

Social Media Restrictions on the Rise, Facebook Use at Work on the Decline

- Facebook usage in the workplace is on the decline as companies implement social media policies, according to a new report released by firm that provides Web content filtering for companies.

House Passes Controversial Cyber Threat Info Sharing Bill

- The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill yesterday aimed at helping the government and private sector share information about cyber threats.
 




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