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Court shutters NY co. selling security software with "no value"

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A federal court shut down Pairsys at the request of the Federal Trade Commission.

Chinese MitM attack targets iCloud users

Chinese MitM attack targets iCloud users

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The attack used a false certificate to trick iCloud users into handing over personal data and login credentials. With an attack of this size, some experts and researchers believe the Chinese government could be to blame.

ISA president urges state AGs to expand understanding of cybercrime

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Speaking at a National Association of State Attorneys General conference, ISA's Larry Clinton asked the AGs to step up efforts to get more resources.

Information sharing requires breaking down barriers, White House cyber guru says

Information sharing requires breaking down barriers, White House cyber guru says

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The White House has advanced an agenda to promote and facilitate information sharing on security threats and vulnerabilities.

DHS investigates possible vulnerabilities in medical devices, report indicates

DHS investigates possible vulnerabilities in medical devices, report indicates

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Reuters reported on Wednesday that DHS is investigating roughly 24 cases of suspected vulnerabilities in medical devices and hospital equipment.

Progress on national breach notification law may stall

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A bill, which would require a national reporting standard, has failed to make it before the Senate or House this year.

JPMorgan Chase hackers missed fed gov't employee accounts

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Information on half a million federal workers in the government's SmartBuy program went undetected by Chase hackers.

Google updates piracy-fighting report

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The search engine company updates it piracy report to let users know how its adjusting search results to stop illegal piracy efforts.

President signs Executive Order to improve payment security

President signs Executive Order to improve payment security

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President Obama signed an Executive Order at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau calling for enhanced security measures, including microchips and PINs.

TD Bank reaches $850K breach settlement with states

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The settlement brings some resolve to the 2012 breach, where the bank lost unencrypted backup tapes.

N.M. man, who intercepted governor's emails, sentenced to nine months

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Jaime Estrada was sentenced to nine months in prison and was ordered to pay a $10,000 fine.

ABA wants to automatically call and text mobiles regarding breach and fraud alerts

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With data breach and fraud alerts in mind, the ABA filed a petition on Tuesday asking the FCC to remove "outdated regulatory restrictions" that prevent sending automated calls and texts to mobile devices.

'Sandworm Team' exploits zero-day bug in espionage campaign

'Sandworm Team' exploits zero-day bug in espionage campaign

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A group of cybercriminals believed to be Russian are exploiting a zero-day vulnerability to deliver malware and gather information from various organizations around the world.

EFF urges court to find NSLs unconstitutional

EFF urges court to find NSLs unconstitutional

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National Security Letters (NSLs) tread on the First Amendment and give the FBI too much authority, EFF argued.

AT&T to pay $150M to settle cramming case, covers $80M in refunds

AT&T to pay $150M to settle cramming case, covers $80M in refunds

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The settlement marks the largest FCC enforcement action to date, and also involved the FTC and state attorneys general.

Twitter sues U.S. government over sharing limits on transparency report data

Twitter sues U.S. government over sharing limits on transparency report data

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The social media giant believes the limits imposed by the DOJ on data in transparency reports for its users violates its First Amendment rights.

Marriott to pay $600K fine for blocking guests' Wi-Fi networks

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The FCC launched an investigation last year after a consumer complained of the practice.

The great communicator: Government policy

The great communicator: Government policy

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It's all about what you say and how you say it, says DHS's Phyllis Schneck. Teri Robinson reports.

Same battle, different field

Same battle, different field

Cyberwarfare is so new that the ground rules are still being established. Nazan Osman provides an overview.

Addressing attacks on critical infrastructure

Just recently we witnessed the U.S. House of Representative pass two bills aimed at bolstering the security operations of the nation's critical infrastructure.

Mobile-derived credentials

It's more than a trend. Mobile devices are becoming the new enterprise desktop. But mobile devices require the same security considerations to access corporate intranets or securely sending and receiving email.

FBI director criticizes Apple, Google encryption moves

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James Comey reportedly said the developments could put consumers "beyond the law."

NIST taps MITRE to support National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence

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The contract includes initial tasks totaling $29 million, the U.S. Commerce Department's NIST said.

Data security and privacy: Key issues, challenges and responses

Security and privacy professionals employ enumerable solutions and techniques for information security. Yet, the target of the protection, sensitive and private data, is not clearly understood.

Fed court shutters Butterfly Labs at FTC's request

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The Federal Trade Commission had asked a federal court to shut down the company, which marketed specialized computers to mine bitcoins.

Reducing cyber risk in industrial control systems with advanced network segmentation

The ISA99/IEC 62443 portfolio of standards has emerged as a leading framework for cybersecurity in ICS and SCADA and was referenced in the recent Presidential Framework.

LEADS Act addresses gov't procedure for requesting data stored abroad

LEADS Act addresses gov't procedure for requesting data stored abroad

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Senators introduced the legislation last week as a means of amending the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA).

Canadian telecom co. Telus unveils first transparency report

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The company received more than 100,000 government requests for customer data last year.

Securing critical patient privacy & care: Visibility, control and response for healthcare providers

Healthcare IT professionals deal with an increasing array of critical security issues that involve privacy, BYOD and network access, managing live-saving medical devices, and ensuring compliance federal regulations.

Yelp and TinyCo settle with FTC over COPPA Rule violations

Yelp and TinyCo settle with FTC over COPPA Rule violations

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Yelp will pay $450,000, and TinyCo will pay $300,000 to settle charges that their mobile apps collected information from children under the age of 13.

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