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Study Highlights Infrastructure Risks

- A biennial report that looks at how well various industries manage risk and guard against cyberattacks has found that critical infrastructure, including the energy and utilities sectors, is among the lowest ranked of the group.

Screen Scraping Security

- Companies that use scanning tools to search for data must be careful to avoid violating privacy laws.

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.

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.

Report: Cybersecurity Market to Almost Double in Five Years

- The global cybersecurity market is expected to reach $120.1 billion by 2017, nearly twice its current size of $63.7 billion, according to a report by the Dallas-based research and consulting firm MarketsandMarkets.

Court Rules Bank May be Negligent for Fraudulent Transactions

- A federal appeals court in Boston ruled Tuesday that a bank may have been negligent in failing to monitor and block fraudulent transactions in 2009 that led to losses of about $345,000 from the account of the plaintiff, the Maine-based company Patco Construction.

Editor's Note: Complacency Over Cyberthreat Decried

- It’s time to take cyberthreats seriously.

Data Security

- A bill (H.R. 4257) that would require the federal government to improve its data security procedures has been approved by the House of Representatives. It is now pending in the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee.

Information Sharing

- A bill (H.R. 3523) that would encourage information sharing on cybersecurity between the government and the private sector has been approved by the House of Representatives and is now pending in the Senate Intelligence Committee.
 




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