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10 steps to safety

So your systems have been compromised — a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack shut your network down or a worm infected dozens of your users’ desktop machines. Now what do you do? Here are 10 steps to help safeguard your systems in the future.
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Extortion threats making firms pay out demands

Extortionists are forcing banks and e-commerce companies to pay big money to avoid having their customers’ private details posted on the internet. “More and more criminals are hearing about this technique and how well it works,” said Alan Paller, director of research for security organization SANS. “And more and more kids with computer skills are…
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A laptop that had stored on it the personal information of more than 26.5 million veterans was reportedly stolen in May from the home of an employee of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The event was not made public until nearly three weeks later. The massive data breach resulted in a shakeup at the department, including the resignation of a deputy assistant secretary and a class action lawsuit. The stolen data may also have included information on 1.1 million active-duty service members, 430,000 National Guardsmen and 645,000 members of the Reserves.
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The Financial Stability Industry Council has appointed its first executive director, HyTrust names a new chairman and CEO, and other company news.
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The evolution of the DDoS

The temporary takedown in December of a handful of websites that cut ties with controversial website WikiLeaks, including Visa and MasterCard, made national news.
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