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Weekend news review: July 21-25


  • Snowden, Ellsberg ask hackers to help obscure whistleblower activity

    At the HOPE X conference in New York, Daniel Ellsberg and Edward Snowden discussed the importance of keeping government spying in check. Read more

  • Breaches driving organization security strategy, survey indicates

    CyberArk interviewed 373 IT security executives and other senior management in North America, Europe and the Asia-Pacific as part of its eighth annual Global Advanced Threat Landscape survey. Read more

  • DDoS attacks remain up, stronger in Q2, report says

    Prolexic's second quarter DDoS report noted the proliferation of shorter attacks that ate up more bandwidth. Read more

  • Vice.com hacked, possibly The Wall Street Journal website too

    A reported Russian hacker group known as W0rm tweeted on Monday that it had hacked Vice.com and The Wall Street Journal website. Read more

  • With RATs at their disposal, 419 scammers target businesses

    A new report reveals how Nigeria's 419 scammers are spreading malware to pocket business funds. Read more

  • InfoSec pros worried BYOD ushers in security exploits, survey says

    A study by the Information Security Community on LinkedIn found most organizations don't have proper polices and support for BYOD. Read more

  • Sony to shell out $15M in PSN breach settlement

    The 2011 hack exposed the personal information of roughly 77 million users registered with PlayStation Network and Qriocity. Read more

  • eBay faces class-action suit over breach

    A suit filed in a federal court in Louisiana charges the company with failing to protect personal information and seeks damages on multiple counts. Read more

Whistleblower Edward Snowden called into a New York City conference last weekend to chat with the Pentagon Papers’ leaker Daniel Ellsberg. Additionally, eBay is facing a class-action lawsuit in the wake of its breach. For a closer look at these articles, click here to visit our news section.