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Symantec Unveils New Security Apps, Highlights Growing Threats

April 14, 2010
The enterprise security software maker wants companies and consumers to take a more proactive stance against emerging and increasingly targeted malware attacks.
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Tax Time Brings Out New Phishing Scams

April 9, 2010
Network security software vendor SonicWall is warning Internet users that it's seeing a dramatic increase in new phishing scams related to the upcoming IRS tax filing deadline.
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Adobe Readies Security Update Service for Reader, Acrobat

April 9, 2010
Next week Adobe Systems will put its new updater service to the test when it releases the latest security updates for its popular Reader and Acrobat apps.
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Laptop Data Theft Exposes Patient Info

April 8, 2010
A stolen notebook PC -- containing the unencrypted data of thousands of patients -- underlines a need for stronger laptop security measures.
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Facebook Data Theft Scam Targets Whole Foods Fans

April 5, 2010
The latest malware trap on the popular social networking site promises a $500 gift card to the upscale grocery store. But all you really get is your personal data exposed.
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New Law Lets Banks Recover Data Breach Costs

April 1, 2010
Washington is the latest state to pass legislation targeting lax defenses against ID theft and cybercrime among retailers.
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FBI, DOJ Falling Short on Identity Theft: Report

March 31, 2010
A new report from the DOJ's Office of the Inspector General says the government is making a big mistake by not making ID theft prevention and prosecution a top priority.
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Data Theft Trojans, Black Market Cybercrime Tools on the Rise

March 31, 2010
Panda Security's latest report says banker Trojans represent more that 60 percent of new cyber security threats, while traditional viruses are making a comeback.
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Data Theft Stings Student Loan Guarantor

March 30, 2010
More than 3.3 million people with student loans had their names, social security numbers, and other personal information stolen last week after a portable media device was swiped.
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Security a Top Priority for CEOs

March 26, 2010
Study finds that 76 percent of C-level executives now say that securing their business-critical apps is the most important aspect of their data protection program.
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China Top Source of Targeted Malware

March 25, 2010
Unsolicited e-mails most often target executives responsible for foreign trade and defense policies pertaining to Asian countries, according to Symantec.
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Purloined PC Results in Data Theft for Thousands of Students

March 24, 2010
More than 7,000 Vanderbilt University students had their personal information compromised last month after a thief made off with a professor's desktop computer.
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Seattle and Boston Top the Cybersecurity Risk List

March 23, 2010
Symantec and research firm Sperling's BestPlaces study found that Boston and Seattle were the two U.S. cities most at risk for cyber attacks. Check out the complete Top 50 list.
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Facebook Malware Targets Banking Passwords

March 18, 2010
The social networking site is dealing with yet another malware scam that attempts to steal users' usernames and passwords to access Facebook users' online banking accounts.
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Cyber Crooks Doubled Their Take in '09: FBI

March 18, 2010
The FBI said losses from cyber criminal activities more than doubled in 2009 and that men were more likely than women to be scammed for larger sums.
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Feds Crack Hackers' Stock Manipulation Cybercrime

March 17, 2010
The SEC convinced a U.S. federal judge to freeze the assets of a Russian company accused of using investors' stolen passwords and usernames to game equity trades on some 38 stocks.
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RSA DLP Upgrade Heightens Data Security

March 17, 2010
RSA has added more than 70 new features to its Data Loss Prevention (DLP) applications designed to protect sensitive information in the enterprise.
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McAfee's New Cyber Security Tactic--Information

March 16, 2010
McAfee's new Consumer Threat Alert program is dedicated to keeping consumers informed about the latest malware and online scams.
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Westin Hotel's POS Hacked

March 12, 2010
A cyber attack breached the Los Angeles Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites point-of-sale systems for several months last year.
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