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Larry Barrett - Article Archives - Page 6

Anthem Blue Cross Cops to Massive Data Breach

June 26, 2010
The Social Security numbers and medical records of more than 230,000 members are exposed after the health insurer failed to secure its corporate website.
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Trend Micro Buys Cloud Storage Provider Humyo

June 15, 2010
The security software vendor acquires a cloud-based storage company to provide online backup and data synchronization services for small businesses and individual consumers.
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Calif. Hospitals Hit With Stiff Data Security Fines

June 14, 2010
Five California hospitals were fined a total of $675,000 last week by the state's Department of Public Health for failing to prevent unauthorized access to patients' data.
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New World Cup Malware Features One-Two Combination

June 11, 2010
A new World Cup-themed malware campaign is incorporating a two-pronged strategy to target and infect large Brazilian finance, chemical and manufacturing firms.
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AT&T Gaffe Exposes 114,000 iPad E-Mail Accounts

June 10, 2010
The security hole that allowed at least one organization to access e-mail accounts belonging to iPad owners including Michael Bloomberg and Rahm Emanuel has been closed, AT&T says.
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HP, Symantec Extend Security Pact to Safeguard PCs

June 10, 2010
Leading security software vendor and the world's largest computing company announced a multi-year deal that will keep Norton Internet Security on all HP PCs for free for 60 days.
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Adobe Preps Crucial Flash Fix

June 10, 2010
Adobe Systems says it will issue an important patch for an exploit to its popular Flash Player later this week, and fixes for Reader and Acrobat by month's end.
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Botnet Takes Control of Penn State Computer

June 8, 2010
A university computer holding the social security numbers and other critical data for 15,800 students was communicating with a botnet's command-and-control center for months.
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World Cup Malware Ploy Targets Top Execs

June 4, 2010
Security-software vendors say hackers for months have been repeatedly targeting top-tier executives and government officials using the World Cup soccer tournament as a lure.
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Cops, SIIA Bust Major Craigslist Piracy Duo

June 4, 2010
A pair of thieves who moved an enormous amount of counterfeit software applications through the online classified site have finally been busted.
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University of Louisville Patients' Data Exposed

June 3, 2010
A physician accidentally revealed the sensitive personal information of several hundred patients in the latest potential IT security breach to hit the medical field.
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Facebook Contends With Latest 'Likejacking' Scam

June 2, 2010
The latest clickjacking scheme on Facebook managed to trick hundreds of thousands of users into "liking" and posting malicious links on their personal pages.
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Hackers Make a Mess of Mop.com

June 2, 2010
Malware scamsters have weaseled their way into an unknown number of online gaming accounts on the popular Chinese entertainment site.
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Data Theft Puts NC Employees At Risk

May 28, 2010
A pair of unencrypted DVDs storing names and social security numbers of current and former Charlotte, NC city employees has vanished into thin air.
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Phishing Scam Targets Military Credit Unions

May 28, 2010
A pair of phishing sites masquerading as credit unions used by military servicemen and servicewomen has been stealing personal banking information for months.
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Symantec Eyes Cloud Security for Smartphones, Internet Devices

May 28, 2010
The world's largest security software maker invested an undisclosed amount in Mocana, a San Francisco security firm that specializes in protecting connected devices beyond the PC.
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Facebook Users On Lookout for 'Beach Babe' Malware

May 24, 2010
For the second weekend in a row, Facebook's 400 million-plus registered users are being targeted by a malware scam disguised as a video of attractive, scantily dressed women.
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Malware Is South America's New Growth Industry

May 20, 2010
A comprehensive Internet security report by Zscaler found that Web servers hosted in South America harbored a much higher ratio of malware-infected servers than other regions.
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Hackers Find New Opening With 'Lost' Finale

May 19, 2010
The popular ABC drama is in its final season and hackers are preying on viewers' interest to spread all sorts of malware.
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