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'Prized' app developers banned from distributing malware in FTC settlement

'Prized' app developers banned from distributing malware in FTC settlement

The Federal Trade Commission banned app developers Equiliv Investments and Ryan Ramminger from creating and distributing malware after their "Prized" app commandeered consumer devices to mine digital currency.

OPM shuts down background investigation system, faces lawsuit

OPM shuts down background investigation system, faces lawsuit

OPM shut down one of its background investigation systems after it discovered a vulnerability, on that same day, the country's largest federal employees union filed a lawsuit against the agency.

Survey: Security concerns holding back orgs from adopting cloud infrastructure

Survey: Security concerns holding back orgs from adopting cloud infrastructure

In the survey, 50 percent of respondents said they are very concerned about the security of customer data in the public cloud.

Federal Reserve's Powell concerned about security of chip and signature

Federal Reserve's Powell concerned about security of chip and signature

Speaking at a Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City conference, Jerome Powell called EMV card deployment a step forward but questioned the security of cards that use signatures, not PINs, for authentication.

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FBI investigates physical attacks on San Francisco internet cables

The attacks reportedly date back a year, and happened as recently as Tuesday morning.

Cisco intends to acquire OpenDNS for $635 million

The acquisition is expected to close in the first quarter of the fiscal year 2016.

NYC private investigator sentenced for hiring hackers

Eric Saldarriaga was sentenced to three months in prison after he hired hackers to access victims' email accounts.

GAO issues report on Department of Treasury bureau

The U.S. Government Accountability Office identified nine new deficiencies in the Department of Treasury's Bureau of Fiscal Service's information systems.

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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.

Employee with California bank puts customer loan data at risk

California-based Bank of Manhattan Mortgage Lending is notifying customers of a potential unauthorized disclosure or use of their information.

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