Weekend news review: February 23-27

Google Cloud Security Scanner released in beta

Google Cloud Security Scanner released in beta

Google is providing developers with a multipipe approach to scanning applications for security flaws. <a style="color: #FFFFFF" href="http://www.scmagazine.com/google-cloud-security-scanner-nearly-wipes-out-false-positives/article/399700/" target="_blank">Read more</a>
Older vulnerabilities a top enabler of breaches, according to report

Older vulnerabilities a top enabler of breaches, according to report

The HP Cyber Risk Report looks back at 2014, and notes that 44 percent of known breaches were possible due to vulnerabilities identified years ago. <a style="color: #FFFFFF" href="http://www.scmagazine.com/report-shows-organizations-dont-properly-patch-systems-networks/article/399708/" target="_blank">Read more</a>
Florida law enforcement docs show widespread stingray use, secrecy

Florida law enforcement docs show widespread stingray use, secrecy

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has released documents obtained from Florida police and sheriff's departments that reveal Stingray use and raise privacy concerns. <a style="color: #FFFFFF" href="http://www.scmagazine.com/aclu-requests-yield-details-of-florida-stingray-use/article/399954/" target="_blank">Read more</a>
Study: Thousands more vulnerabilities reported in 2014 than previous years

Study: Thousands more vulnerabilities reported in 2014 than previous years

GFI Software wrote in a post that 7,038 vulnerabilities were added to the National Vulnerability Database in 2014. <a style="color: #FFFFFF" href="http://www.scmagazine.com/83-percent-of-vulnerabilities-added-to-nvd-were-in-third-party-apps/article/399953/" target="_blank">Read more</a>
Bug in popular WordPress plugin opens up websites to SQL injection attacks

Bug in popular WordPress plugin opens up websites to SQL injection attacks

The vulnerability exists in versions 3.9.5 and lower of the Slimstat web analytics plugin for WordPress. <a style="color: #FFFFFF" href="http://www.scmagazine.com/wordpress-plugin-vulnerability-presents-high-security-risk/article/400218/" target="_blank">Read more</a>
Botnet of Joomla servers furthers DDoS-for-hire scheme

Botnet of Joomla servers furthers DDoS-for-hire scheme

A vulnerable Google Maps plug-in for Joomla allowed attackers to spoof the source of DDoS attacks. <a style="color: #FFFFFF" href="http://www.scmagazine.com/ddos-campaign-exploits-servers-with-vulnerable-google-maps-plug-in/article/400473/" target="_blank">Read more</a>
Study: SMBs lack thorough understanding of state data breach notification laws

Study: SMBs lack thorough understanding of state data breach notification laws

With President Obama drawing attention to a possible federal data breach law, one study found that 14 percent of small business owners are "not at all confident" with their states' current laws. <a style="color: #FFFFFF" href="http://www.scmagazine.com/software-advice-conducts-study-with-small-businesses-on-data-breach-legislation/article/400227/" target="_blank">Read more</a>
State breakdowns: Anthem breach by the numbers

State breakdowns: Anthem breach by the numbers

The Anthem breach has affected millions - here's a tally so far, broken down by state. <a style="color: #FFFFFF" href="http://www.scmagazine.com/victims-of-the-anthem-breach-stretch-across-multiple-states/article/400489/" target="_blank">Read more</a>
Medical identity theft up 22 percent in 2014, annual report says

Medical identity theft up 22 percent in 2014, annual report says

The increase in medical identity theft is attributed to a variety of factors, including healthcare-related data breaches. <a style="color: #FFFFFF" href="http://www.scmagazine.com/mifa-releases-stats-on-medical-identity-theft/article/400714/" target="_blank">Read more</a>
Report: Majority of health-related websites leak data to third parties

Report: Majority of health-related websites leak data to third parties

After analyzing 80,000 health-related websites, a University of Pennsylvania doctoral researcher found that 90 percent shared user data with third-party advertisers and data brokers. <a style="color: #FFFFFF" href="http://www.scmagazine.com/report-majority-of-health-related-websites-leak-data-to-third-parties/article/400448/" target="_blank">Read more</a>

Anthem clarified the exact number of people affected by the company's data breach in each state, and a vulnerable Google Maps plug-in for Joomla allowed attackers to spoof the source of DDoS attacks. For a closer look at these articles, click here to visit our news section.

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