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ChoicePoint Data Breach Victims Await Their Pittance

September 24, 2010
Two years after the data warehousing company admitted it once again failed to secure consumer data, its victims are starting to receive their compensation -- all $18.17 of it.
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Remote Workers Put Enterprise Data at Security Risk

September 22, 2010
Symantec report finds that remote workers' surfing habits put corporate data at risk unless proper usage rules are defined and enforced.
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Mouseover Hack Ravages Twitter Site

September 21, 2010
A piece of malicious JavaScript code embedded in the URLs of tweets is sending thousands of users to porn sites and other potentially dangerous locales.
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Adobe Hustles to Release Flash Player Fix

September 20, 2010
Adobe Systems pushed out a fix designed to address a critical security vulnerability in its Flash Player a week earlier than it previously promised.
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McAfee Warns: In PC Security, 'Free' Is a Four-Letter Word

September 17, 2010
New study by McAfee finds that simply adding 'free' to any search for music, ringtones or porn triples the likelihood of being directed to a malicious website.
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Rice University Exposes Student, Employee Data

September 17, 2010
Officials at Rice University are warning 7,000-plus staffers and students that their personal information was exposed after a portable storage device was stolen.
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CCNY Students Feel Sting of Data Security Mishap

September 13, 2010
More than 7,000 students attending City College of New York this week are receiving the bad news that their most sensitive personal information is up for grabs.
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'Here You Have' Spam Outbreak Leaves Enterprises Reeling

September 13, 2010
IT administrators are still cleaning up their email servers after last week's potent 'Here You Have' virus inundated corporate servers with billions of spam messages.
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Malicious Website Tally Grows to 57,000 Per Week: Report

September 10, 2010
A three-month survey of the malware landscape finds that hackers are putting up thousands of bogus sites to steal users' banking and other personal information.
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Apple Hustles to Rid Ping of Spam

September 8, 2010
New social network on iTunes attracts more than one million users and more than its fair share of spam.
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IT Security Workers Are Most Gullible of All: Study

August 31, 2010
Study shows that even security professionals aren't terribly good at deflecting social engineering attacks --a problem that their organizations' IT departments must solve.
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CA Snares Arcot for Identity Management

August 30, 2010
The software developer bolsters its security portfolio with the acquisition of Arcot, a provider of cloud-based advanced authentication and fraud prevention applications.
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Malware Scam Uses Celebrity Deaths as Lure

August 27, 2010
New malware campaign sends unsolicited emails with subjects indicating that a celebrity has died in car crash. If you open the accompanying file, the only wreck will be on your PC or mobile device.
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Security Breach Exposes UConn Applicants Personal Information

August 26, 2010
More than 10,000 applicants at the University of Connecticut are being notified by school officials that their personal data was exposed earlier this month when a university laptop was stolen.
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Devastating Military Security Breach Exposed Combat Data

August 26, 2010
U.S. official confirms a 2008 cyber attack that infected computers used to monitor U.S. combat troops and activities in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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DIY Facebook Malware Kit Digs for Login Credentials

August 18, 2010
A new do-it-yourself malware kit called Facebook Hacker is extremely easy to use and, according to security experts, particularly adept at snaring passwords for Facebook, as well as other sites.
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Half of Enterprise Employees Would Steal IP: Survey

August 17, 2010
A new study finds disquieting attitudes toward corporate data theft, with higher-paid employees the most likely to swipe intellectual property on their way out the door.
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Symantec Warns of New Wave of Trojan Spam

August 16, 2010
Latest attack contains information-stealing malware hidden in innocuous-looking attachments that masquerade as resumes, photos and sales leads.
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Hackers Infiltrate Red Cross Website - Again

August 13, 2010
For the second time this year, hackers have compromised one of the humanitarian organization's websites with malware that can capture visitors' personal information.
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