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

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

NICE Conference & Expo to be held in Columbia, Md.

The conference will cover the future of cybersecurity education in the U.S.

Franchises to get assistance on cybersecurity strategy

The National Cyber Security Alliance has teamed up with the International Franchise Association to promote cybersecurity awareness among franchise businesses in the U.S.

Bulgarian national sentenced 30 months for role in ID theft ring

Aleksi Kolarov was a vendor on Shadowcrew.com, an online cybercrime marketplace that sold stolen credit and bank cards and caused millions of dollars in damages.

New standard protects Facebook accounts from email ownership changes

Facebook accounts are now being protected by a new email standard known as Require-Recipient-Valid-Since.

Proofpoint acquires Nexgate for $35 million

The recent acquisition will allow Proofpoint customers to further secure their social media accounts.

EPIC: driver data shared via V2V technology needs protection

The groups shared comments on V2V communications with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Researchers observe recently patched Adobe bug added to exploit kits

Researchers have indicated that a recently patched integer overflow in Adobe Flash Player has been added to exploit kits.

Federal Trade Commission appoints new chief technologist

The government agency has announced Ashkan Soltani as its new chief technologist, according to a release.

Cybercriminals continue to piggyback on Ebola news

Email samples discovered by researchers at Trustwave reveal how attackers are infecting users with the DarkComet Remote Access Trojan.

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