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Teaming up IT and legal departments for better corporate security

Teaming up IT and legal departments for better corporate security

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Companies looking to create strong security and privacy protocols have to encourage their IT and legal departments to not only work together, but each should learn a little of the others' job.

EFF and ACLU accuse Milwaukee police of warrantless stingray use

EFF and ACLU accuse Milwaukee police of warrantless stingray use

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The ACLU joined forces with the EFF to file an amicus brief in a case involving the Milwaukee Police Department's alleged warrantless use of a stingray.

In a first, alleged ISIL-linked hacker extradited to U.S.

In a first, alleged ISIL-linked hacker extradited to U.S.

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In what prosecutors are calling a "first of its kind" case, a hacker linked to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has been extradited to the U.S. to face charges.

Maryland AG claims warrantless stingray use didn't violate suspect's rights

Maryland AG claims warrantless stingray use didn't violate suspect's rights

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The Maryland Attorney General argued on appeal of a lower court ruling that the warrantless use of a stingray did not violate a suspect's Fourth Amendment right.

Putin's key internet adviser accused of owning a torrent site

Putin's key internet adviser accused of owning a torrent site

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Vladimir Putin's key adviser on internet-related affairs was accused of being the owner of a locally operated torrent site.

Affinity Gaming sues Trustwave over data breach

Affinity Gaming sues Trustwave over data breach

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Affinity Gaming has brought a suit against Trustwave, accusing the cybersecurity company of failing to adequately investigate and remedy a data breach.

So-called 'Patent Troll' sues dozens of major firms over encryption use

So-called 'Patent Troll' sues dozens of major firms over encryption use

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Texas based CryptoPeak Solutions has sued nearly 70 high-profile companies for using encryption on websites.

IRS tracked 44 devices with stingray, looking to obtain second device

IRS tracked 44 devices with stingray, looking to obtain second device

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IRS Commissioner detailed the use of the agency's stingray in response to a question at an October Senate Finance Committee hearing.

High-Frequency trader convicted in first federal prosecution of "spoofing" charges

High-Frequency trader convicted in first federal prosecution of "spoofing" charges

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Michael Cosiscia was convicted for disrupting commodity futures prices in a $1.4 million fraud scheme marking the first federal prosecution of its kind.

ACLU questions FBI aerial surveillance of Baltimore protests, calls for greater transparency

ACLU questions FBI aerial surveillance of Baltimore protests, calls for greater transparency

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The American Civil Liberties Union called for greater transparency from the FBI after obtaining FOIA documents detailing surveillance flights conducted during the Baltimore protests.

Sony settlement for 2014 breach could hit $8M

Sony settlement for 2014 breach could hit $8M

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Sony Corp. will pay up to $8 million to current and former employees that were impacted by the 2014 breach.

Convicted lottery official faces additional charges

Convicted lottery official faces additional charges

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A former lottery official who was sentenced to 10 years for trying to rig a $14 million jackpot in Iowa is facing new charges involving large payouts from lotteries in Colorado and Wisconsin.

Coke breach class action moves forward

Coke breach class action moves forward

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By upholding three claims against Coca-Cola, a U.S. District Court in Pennsylvania lets a class action lawsuit stemming from a 2014 breach move forward.

Trump Hotel Collection confirms customer data compromised

Trump Hotel Collection confirms customer data compromised

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The Trump Hotel Collection confirmed that malware had gained unauthorized access to customer payment card data at seven properties.

Man accused of installing spyware on wife's phone in divorce case

Man accused of installing spyware on wife's phone in divorce case

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A man has been accused of planting spyware on his wife's cell phone two weeks prior to filing for divorce.

Breach response: Are you prepared?

Breach response: Are you prepared?

Streamline your incident plan with clear IT security operational definitions and develop a detailed inventory of every asset within your network, says ViJay Viswanathan, CISO, HD Supply.

Massachusetts man forced to decrypt files after court ruling

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Massachusetts's Supreme Court determined that Leon Gelfgatt must decrypt four computers that were seized during his case's investigation.

Man pleads guilty to Comcast scam

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A Philadelphia man entered an open guilty plea to a scam that lowered the monthly bills of 5,790 Comcast customers who each paid between $75-$100.

Karpeles won't appear in U.S. deposition, cites Treasury subpoena

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Lawyers for Mark Karpeles told a federal judge the Mt. Gox founder must first secure legal counsel to represent him in a Treasury Department subpoena.

Massachusetts hospital to pay HIPAA fine

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Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and Massachusetts Eye and Ear Associates have agreed to pay $1.5 million to settle potential HIPAA violations.

14 charged in stolen ID tax fraud

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A 14-member gang alleged to have used stolen identities in a tax refund scheme have been charged in five criminal complaints with conspiracy to defraud the United States and other counts of theft of government property.

Lawsuits in Sutter Health breach to be rolled into one

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Following the theft of a computer at Sutter Health in October that put the personal information of more than 4.2 million patients at risk, 11 class-action lawsuits were filed against the Sacramento, Calif.-based nonprofit.

Anonymous raids law firm over its defense of Marine

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Anonymous stayed busy on Friday with the dump of 300 GB of emails and other communications, lifted from the law firm representing a U.S. Marine who recently escaped jail time for his role in a 2005 massacre.

SOPA could harm security on the internet

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Experts warn the controversial anti-copyright bill, SOPA, would undermine efforts to bolster internet security through the implementation of DNSSEC.

Court tosses claims against Heartland Payment over breach

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After more than two years of litigation, a U.S. District judge has dismissed nine of the 10 causes of action brought forth as part of a class-action lawsuit by nine banks.

Facebook to alter privacy practices following FTC ruling

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The Federal Trade Commission has come down hard on Facebook over allegations of "unfair and deceptive" privacy promises, and the social networking behemoth has responded by admitting to its mistakes and appointing two new privacy heads.

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