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SMS-Sending Trojan Targets Android Smartphones

August 11, 2010
Security researchers at Kaspersky Lab have identified a Trojan that embeds itself in Android-based mobile devices and runs up texting charges by sending messages to premium-rate numbers.
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Malware Reaches Record Levels: McAfee

August 11, 2010
The security software firm's latest report finds more than 10 million new pieces of malware in the first half of 2010, an all-time high.
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Adobe Races to Ready Patch for Another PDF Vulnerability

August 6, 2010
After a serious security flaw in its Acrobat and Reader applications surfaced at last week's Black Hat security conference, Adobe wants users to know it's rushing out a fix.
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Data Breach at Philly Hospital Impacts Thousands

August 6, 2010
More than 21,000 patients' names, social security numbers and other personal information were compromised after a laptop was stolen at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia.
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Data Breaches Continue to Plague Health Care Orgs

August 4, 2010
Hospitals, physicians' offices and medical centers were hit with about one-third of the significant data breaches that occurred in the first six months of 2010, according to the latest report from the Identity Theft Resource Center.
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Most Think Cyber Espionage Is Acceptable: Security Report

August 3, 2010
Security software vendor Sophos' midyear Security Threat Report uncovers users' cavalier attitude about cyber warfare.
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Mariposa Botnet Kit Supplier Arrested

July 29, 2010
Law enforcement agents in Slovenia working with the FBI arrested a 23 year-old Slovenian man they say is responsible for creating and selling the Butterfly botnet kit used to build the Mariposa botnet.
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Organized Crime Involved in Most Data Breaches

July 29, 2010
U.S. Secret Service and Verizon also say the vast majority of breaches could have been avoided with basic precautions.
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Cyber Crime Costs on the Rise: Study

July 28, 2010
Resolving various cyber crime attacks costs the typical organization almost $4 million a year, according to the latest survey from ArcSight and the Ponemon Institute.
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Phishers Put Old-School Twist on Online Scams

July 27, 2010
The Anti Phishing Working Group is now lending its expertise to the IRS to help root out online and offline phishing scams that use a combination of e-mails and faxes to steal identities.
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Shortened URLs Are the Latest Spam Scourge

July 22, 2010
Symantec's MessageLabs report finds that the shortened hyperlinks that are a virtual necessity on Twitter are one of the fastest-growing sources of spam and malware.
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Zscaler Brings Email Security to the Cloud

July 20, 2010
The security software vendor's latest cloud security product screens all inbound and outbound email messages sent from any PC or mobile device.
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U.S. Tops in Spam Relaying; UK Gains Ground

July 16, 2010
Security software vendor Sophos' latest "Dirty Dozen" list of top spam-relaying countries paints a familiar picture with usual suspects such as the U.S. and India atop the chart.
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Small Businesses, Southern States Targeted by Spammers

July 15, 2010
Spammers tend to target small-to-midsize businesses and less-populated areas of the U.S., according to Symantec's latest report.
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Hackers Using eBay Ruse in Malware Attack

July 13, 2010
Security researchers have discovered a new malware campaign that uses a bogus email request for payment from eBay to infect users' computers.
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AMR Breach Puts 79,000 Employees at Risk

July 13, 2010
American Airlines' parent company says the personal data of some 79,000 current, former and retired employees was compromised after a hard drive was stolen from its Fort Worth, Texas headquarters.
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Hackers Break Into University of Maine Servers

July 9, 2010
University of Maine officials say hackers managed to pry their way into a pair of file servers storing the social security numbers and other personal data of 4,500+ students.
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Adobe Shores Up Security Holes in Reader, Acrobat

June 30, 2010
The updates fix more than a dozen known exploits, including a PDF vulnerability that hackers were using to usurp control of users' computers.
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McAfee Serves Up Cloud Security Suite

June 29, 2010
New cloud-based security service helps protect companies from malware without the need for any on-premise software or hardware.
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