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Former Georgia-Pacific sysadmin charged with damaging protected computers

Former Georgia-Pacific sysadmin charged with damaging protected computers

The Louisiana man, Brian Johnson, was arrested Wednesday following his federal grand jury indictment last week.

Harvard University announces network intrusion, possible data exposure

Harvard University announces network intrusion, possible data exposure

On June 19, an intrusion was discovered on the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and Central Administration information technology networks.

Saboteurs leverage RIPv1 for DDoS reflection attacks

Saboteurs leverage RIPv1 for DDoS reflection attacks

According to an Akamai threat advisory, attackers leveraged an outdated routing protocol RIPv1 for their malicious aims.

More than 440K new Android malware strains found in Q1, study finds

More than 440K new Android malware strains found in Q1, study finds

Mobile malware jumped 6.4 percent from Q4 2015 to Q1 2015 with half of the malware being financially motivated, a G DATA study showed.

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FTC launches 'Start With Security' initiative

The Federal Trade Commission will share lessons learned from the 54 data security cases it has brought as part of its "Start With Security" program.

Tech firms fear vague language in Chinese security law could be used to force backdoors

Vague language in a new Chinese security law has multinational tech firms concerned that China may use it to force them to build backdoors or provide encryption keys and source code.

Attackers use fake British Gas site to spread TorrentLocker

Researchers have seen an uptick in TorrentLocker infections in the U.K. and Turkey.

MasterCard testing facial recognition technology to verify online purchases

MasterCard has announced that it will begin using facial recognition and other biometric measures to verify payments in an effort to replace passwords.

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Illinois insurer says software error resulted in data exposure

A software error at Trustmark Mutual Holding Company resulted in emails containing personal information being sent to the wrong insurance carrier clients.

Meritus Medical Center notifies patients of improper access to data

An employee of a Meritus Medical Center vendor may have accessed patient information outside of their normal job duties.

Malware on Tactical Assault Gear website targets customer information

Thousands of customers are being notified that malware on the Tactical Assault Gear website may have compromised their personal information.

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