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Study: Third of employees use company devices for social media and online shopping

Study: Third of employees use company devices for social media and online shopping

GFI Software and Opinion Matters found that employees used company devices for activities not related to work and had no qualms about stealing company intellectual property after they leave.

'DoubleDirect' MitM attack affects iOS, Android and OS X users

'DoubleDirect' MitM attack affects iOS, Android and OS X users

Security firm Zimperium detected attacks in the wild over the past six to eight months.

Swedish appeals court nixes Assange's plea

Swedish appeals court nixes Assange's plea

Julian Assange remains holed up in Ecuador's U.K. embassy after a court refused to rescind a warrant for Assange's arrest, which could ultimately result in his extradition to the U.S.

Critical XSS vulnerability addressed in WordPress

Critical XSS vulnerability addressed in WordPress

A critical cross-site scripting vulnerability was addressed, which could enable an anonymous user to compromise a site.

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NSA director states China can shut down U.S. electric grids, report indicates

The director of the NSA stated that China, as well as "one or two" other countries, is capable of launching cyberattacks to shut down electric grids and other critical infrastructure in parts of the U.S.

Brigham Young University-Idaho student hacks transcript, earns $7k in scholarships

Jacob Mahonri Espinal hacked into his school's computer system to bring his grades up from academic probation status to straight As.

FTC shuts down operations of computer repair scammers

Two telemarketing operations conned thousands of customers by tricking them into buying into tech support services for computer problems that didn't exist.

ACLU requests info on gov't spy program using 'dirtboxes'

Earlier this month, it was revealed that DOJ uses "dirtboxes" attached to aircrafts to spy on Americans' mobile devices.

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DATA BREACH BLOG

Devices stolen from Boston hospital physician during armed robbery contained patient data

Boston-based Brigham and Women's Hospital is notifying roughly 1,000 patients that their personal information may have been on a laptop computer and cell phone stolen from a physician during an armed robbery.

Malware on Central Dermatology Center server since August 2012

Central Dermatology Center is notifying more than 76,000 patients that one of its servers had been compromised by malware for roughly two years, and their personal information may or may not have been accessed.

Seattle Public Schools data improperly released, at least 8,000 students affected

Seattle Public Schools is notifying parents that personal information on as few as 8,000 special education students was improperly released.

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