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Weekend news review: March 30- April 3


  • British Airways says rewards accounts hacked, locked down

    An unauthorized third party generated suspicious activity on some Executive Club and Registered Customer accounts. Read more

  • Puush urges users to change passwords after cyber attack

    The screen sharing platform Puush was hit by a cyber attack this weekend that injected malware into the server. Read more

  • 30 percent of practitioners say they would pay cyber extortionists to retrieve their data

    In a recent survey, most, but not all, security professionals said they'd refuse to negotiate with cybercriminals. Read more

  • IBM will invest $3 billion in new IoT unit

    IBM will investing $3 billion over the next four years to establish a new Internet of Things (IoT) business unit along with a cloud-based platform to help build IoT solutions. Read more

  • Human error cited as leading contributor to breaches, study shows

    According to a new CompTIA study, human error accounts for 52 percent of the root cause of security breaches. Read more

  • Obama orders new sanctions program to deter foreign cyber attackers

    On Wednesday, the President declared the need to address "malicious cyber-enabled activities" orchestrated by foreign attackers a national emergency. Read more

  • Four indicted in Federal Reserve Notes counterfeiting operation

    One individual being charged allegedly set up a website on the dark web that was dedicated to manufacturing and selling the counterfeit Federal Reserve Notes. Read more

  • Man pleads guilty to intellectual property theft conspiracy impacting Microsoft, other firms

    Austin Alcala, 19, is the fourth member of an international hacking ring to plead guilty in the case. Read more

  • 'Do Not Track' no longer default setting for Microsoft browsers

    With standards language clarified by the W3C, Microsoft says removing DNT from default settings lets users, not vendors, express tracking preference. Read more

  • 'NewPosThings' malware evolves, malicious traffic traced to airports

    Trend Micro believes that point-of-sale malware attackers will increasingly target travelers. Read more

This week President Obama beefed up the United States’ possible cyber attack recourse, and IBM invested $3 billion in a new Internet of Things (IoT) unit. For a closer look at these articles, click here to visit our news section.