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HSBC Confirms Massive Database Security Breach

March 11, 2010
The bank came clean this week, admitting that data stolen by a former IT specialist exposed a lot more clients to possible identity theft than it previously suspected.
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Arkansas National Guard Loses Hard Drive

March 11, 2010
More than 35,000 Arkansas National Guard soldiers are learning that their names, social security numbers and other personal data are at risk after an external hard drive vanished.
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Vodafone HTC Smartphone Ships With Malware

March 10, 2010
Panda Security discovered Confiker, Mariposa, and Lineage password stealing malware samples installed on a recently purchased Vodafone HTC Magic smartphone.
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Wyndham Hotels' Networks Hacked--Again

March 9, 2010
For the second time in two years, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts says hackers accessed its computer systems, stealing sensitive information, including customer payment card data.
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PC Security: Energizer DUO Software Carries Trojan

March 8, 2010
Government security experts are warning consumers that using Energizer's DUO USB battery charger could leave their Windows PCs open to attack from hackers.
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Phishers Targeting More (And Bigger) Fish

March 5, 2010
Hackers and e-crooks have moved beyond the low-hanging fruit of online banks and eBay as primary targets for their elaborate phishing schemes, according to a new report.
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Crackdown on Mariposa: Botnet Infected 13 Million PCs

March 3, 2010
Internet security experts say massive botnet attack impacted computers in more than 190 countries and more than half of the world's 1,000 largest companies.
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Identity Protection through Application Security

March 1, 2010
ThreatMetrix and CyberSource team up to build new, advanced identity protection applications to combat identity theft and further secure online transactions.
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Phishing, SQL Injection Attacks Surged in 2009

February 25, 2010
IBM's X-Force security report finds that hackers have mastered the art of attacking Web browsers and document readers, even though application security has improved.
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Intel Hit By Cyber Attack

February 25, 2010
Chipmaker says it, too, was hit by a 'sophisticated' cyber attack in January, right around the same time that Google, Adobe, and a couple dozen other enterprises were hacked.
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Most Enterprises Worldwide Hit by Cyber Attack in 2009

February 24, 2010
Symantec's 'State of Enterprise Security' report finds that 100% of surveyed companies experienced "cyber losses," with an average loss of $2 million each in 2009.
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Data Security Breach at Valdosta State University

February 23, 2010
The IT department at Valdosta State University discovered that a hacker managed to breach a school server storing the personal information of more than 170,000 students and faculty.
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McAfee Updates SaaS Security Features

February 22, 2010
The security software company announced improvements to its portfolio of on-demand e-mail and Web protection applications after eclipsing the 575,000-customer threshold.
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Massive Cyber Attack Breaches 2,500 Organizations

February 19, 2010
So-called "Kneber" botnet collects log-in credentials to online financial systems, social networking sites, and e-mail systems to steal corporate and government data.
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Brocade, McAfee Team Up on Network Security

February 16, 2010
The companies are collaborating on a set of jointly designed, interoperable applications that will be integrated into Brocade's networking equipment products.
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Laptop Security: Florida Insurer Loses Subscriber Data

February 12, 2010
AvMed Health Plans is warning more than 200,000 insurance subscribers that a pair of laptops were stolen sometime in December, exposing customers' names, addresses and Social Security numbers.
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Identity Theft Cost Victims $54B in 2009

February 12, 2010
Javelin Strategy & Research report finds that identity theft cases increased 12 percent last year and affected more than 11.1 million adults in the U.S.
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Hackers Break Into Ceridian's Payroll System

February 10, 2010
More than 27,000 people had their names, Social Security numbers, and in some cases, bank account information, compromised when Ceridian's online service was breached.
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China Tops in Botnets, SQL Injection Attacks

February 9, 2010
McAfee security researchers predict Internet-based cyber attacks will continue to escalate in quantity, sophistication as hackers target the most popular social networking sites, search topics in 2010.
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