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Third IT Security Vendor Breached in a Week

- Hackers that visit a Romanian Web site, Hackersblog, have claimed the third straight breach of a security vendor's Web site using SQL injection in a week.

Cybercriminals Merging Physical and Virtual Worlds in Fake Parking Ticket Attack

- A phishing scam involving fake parking tickets and a fake Web site uncovered in Grand Forks, North Dakota, could be the future of malicious activity on the Internet, says an IT security specialist.

Corporations are Biggest IT Security Threat to Customers, IBM Says

- Corporations are unwittingly becoming the biggest IT security threat to their customers, according to IBM's X-Force Threat Analysis Service.

Behind the Numbers: Malware Infections by Industry

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Hackers Compromise 4.5 Million Monster Accounts in U.K.

- The immensely popular job search Web site, Monster.co.uk, has revealed that hackers may have compromised as many as 4.5 million accounts stored on its site in the United Kingdom.

Security Researchers Worry About Worm Activation; Best Practices to Avoiding the Worm

- IT security experts are fearfully awaiting the activation of an Internet worm believed to have infected over 1 million computers worldwide, according to USA Today.

Spammers Quickly Recovering from McColo Network's Demise, Says Google

- Spammers are quickly recovering from the hit they took when a notorious spam network was taken offline in November, says Google's Enterprise Blog.

Hackers Take the Fight Over Gaza Online

- As Israel continues its military campaign inside the Gaza Strip for the 12th consecutive day to cripple Hamas' ability to shoot rockets into its territory, both pro-Israel and pro-Palestinian hacker groups have taken up the fight online.

Behind the Numbers: Data Security Errors by Industry

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Numbers

-  61 The percentage of mid-sized companies that reported a hacking or unauthorized intrusion in 2008, according to a study conducted by Amplitude Research. That’s up from 49 percent in 2007 and 44 percent in 2006.

Securing the Clouds

-  One new product helps companies secure their virtual machines even when they are "in the cloud."

E-mail Archiving

- An electronic storage solution allows companies to archive e-mail while still giving employees access to the messages.

Cyberattacks

- Conventional wisdom says that most cyberattacks emanate from Russia and China, but a new study found that most cyberattacks during the last period studied were launched from computers in the United States.
 




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