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Verizon Business Rolls Out New Security-as-a-Service Portfolio

May 17, 2010
Verizon Business says SaaS will make it easier and cheaper for enterprise customers to log into corporate networks, share data from mobile devices and more.
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Phishers Pedaling Facebook Scams in Record Numbers

May 14, 2010
The social networking site has joined the likes of Bank of America, PayPal and the IRS as the one of the most popular Web sites targeted by phishers.
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Single Phishing Gang Dominated Attacks in 2009

May 13, 2010
According to the Anti-Phishing Working Group, one cyber gang known as Avalanche was responsible for two-thirds of all phishing attacks in the second half of 2009.
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Software Piracy Cost Companies $51B: BSA Report

May 13, 2010
Global software piracy continued virtually unabated in 2009, costing software developers an estimated $51 billion, according to a survey by the Business Software Alliance.
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Security Firm Finds Gaps in Popular AV Software

May 12, 2010
Researchers at Matousec are warning that a kernel-level attack can be used by hackers to bypass leading security software applications for Windows-based PCs and devices.
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Phishing Scam Targets Apple Gift Card Holders

May 10, 2010
Online scamsters are using Apple's brand as a lure to get people to divulge their personal information and plunder their gift cards.
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Yahoo Messenger Users Targeted By Clever Worm

May 7, 2010
Instant messaging fans using Yahoo Messenger have been infected by a worm that's disguised as a photo link from a member of a user's contact list.
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Verizon, Secret Service Team Up on Breach Reports

May 6, 2010
Data Breach Investigations Report will combine U.S. Secret Service information with telecom's investigations to provide a thorough review of cybercrime tactics and responses.
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Hospital Data Breach in Kentucky Affects Thousands

May 5, 2010
A flash drive storing patient names, birth dates, admission and discharge dates, as well as insurance information has gone missing from a Kentucky psychiatric hospital.
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China Falls Off 'Dirty Dozen' Spam List

April 30, 2010
Asia is the hotbed for spammers, but according to the latest report from Sophos, China isn't even among the Top 12 countries responsible for relaying the irritating e-mails.
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Symantec Acquires PGP, GuardianEdge

April 29, 2010
The security software vendor adds a pair of encryption software firms to beef up its portfolio of applications for enterprises that share data in the cloud.
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DIY Malware Kits Growing in Number, Toxicity

April 29, 2010
Latest report from M86 Security finds that so-called exploit kits are becoming more common and affordable for hackers looking to jumpstart their malware activities.
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Data Breaches Cost U.S. Companies More Than Others

April 28, 2010
Legal fees are the main reason the average cost of a data breach costs American companies more than their counterparts in Australia and Europe, says Ponemon Institute.
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McAfee Moves On Following Massive Miscue

April 27, 2010
After a quality-assurance gaffe distributed a faulty virus update last week, security vendor McAfee and its customers look back at what went wrong.
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Patient Data Exposed After Laptop Theft

April 24, 2010
When will they learn? A Massachusetts-based neurosurgeon had his unencrypted laptop stolen during a lecture tour in South Korea, putting more than 3,500 patients' most sensitive data at risk.
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Cybercrime Increases in Scale, Sophistication: Symantec

April 20, 2010
The security software vendor's annual Internet report finds that cybercrime continued to increase in complexity and volume as the year progressed.
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McAfee, Adgregate Take On Malvertisers

April 19, 2010
New SECURE service provides an automated way for online advertisers and publishers to find and remove malware from digital advertising content.
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Certegy Settles in Florida Data Breach Incident

April 19, 2010
Certegy Check Services to pay almost $1 million in fees and will shore up its data security systems as part of a settlement after millions of consumer records were exposed in 2007.
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Mississippi Passes Data Breach Notification Law

April 16, 2010
The Magnolia State this week became the latest to pass a law requiring businesses to immediately notify customers when their data has been compromised.
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