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Insurer sues web designer in bank breach

Travelers Casualty and Surety Co. claims Ignition Studio failed to take basic security precautions, allowing hackers to gain access to Alpine Bank's website.

Spoof page credits 'Official Cyber Caliphate' with Malaysia Airlines hack

Visitors to the Malaysia Airlines website were redirected to a spoof page displaying a lizard wearing a tux, monocle and top hat.

20 million users' information compromised on Russian dating site

Easy Solutions, a fraud-detection software provider, found addresses and usernames of 20 million users on a Russian dating site for sale on an online forum.

Report: Most U.S. weapons programs contain 'significant vulnerabilities'

The head weapons tester at the Pentagon has released a report that indicates a slew of vulnerabilities affecting Department of Defense networks.

Eleventh Circuit dismisses LabMD motion questioning FTC authority

LabMD can challenge the FTC's enforcement authority in federal court once the agency comes to a final decision on the exposure of patient data.

Changes made to regarding personal data sent to third parties

The Obama administration has scaled back the amount of personal information of users it sends to third parties.

Fuel tank gauges vulnerable to attackers

More than 5,000 ATGs nationwide are vulnerable to attack through exposed serial port interfaces.

Due to hack, Sony requests financial filing extension

The entertainment giant must delay filing its third quarter earnings, since its networks still haven't recovered from a major cyberattack.

Man receives jail time for Bitcoin operation on Silk Road

Robert Faiella would sell Bitcoins to Silk Road users looking to make illegal purchases on the marketplace after using BitInstant to exchange cash for the digital currency.

HITRUST, Deloitte slate cyber town halls for health care orgs

The HITRUST Alliance and Deloitte will coordinate cyber town hall meetings in major U.S. cities.

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