NEWS & ANALYSIS

Largest U.S. Identity Theft Scheme Busted

Three individuals were indicted in what is believed to be the largest hacking and identity theft case ever prosecuted in the United States.

TJX Settles Data Breach for $9.7 Million

TJX Companies Inc.—parent company of TJ Maxx, Marshalls, and Home Goods—will pay out $9.7 million to 41 states after hackers stole customers' payment card information in one of the biggest data breaches ever reported.

New Information-Sharing Task Force Nets Arrest of 2 U.K. Cybergangs

An agreement by banks and credit card companies to share cybercrime intelligence has resulted in the discovery and arrest of two London-based cybercrime gangs, reports the online technology publication The Register.

Security Researcher Warns of Cybercriminals Using Events in Iran to Spread Malware

John Bambenek, of the Sans Internet Storm Center, warns people to be wary of clicking on links within tweets regarding events in Iran.

YouTube Account Holders Target of Phishing Scam

Cybercriminals may be targeting YouTube account holders through spoofed e-mails aimed at tricking them to respond with their personal information, according to a TechCrunch.com post carried by The Washington Post.

Obama on Right Track on Cybersecurity, Former Official Says

President Obama's speech and report on cybersecurity last week was met with praise from a former government information security official.

Hype About Conficker and Other Big Viruses Undermining IT Security, Says FBI

Increasing media coverage of large-scale IT security threats such as the recent Conficker worm could be undermining IT security, according to an FBI official, speaking at the recent RSA Conference in San Francisco.

Obama Releases Cybersecurity Report

President Barack Obama released his 60-day cybersecurity review this morning. Click here for the document. 

Witnesses Call for Better Information Security from Federal Government

Government officials and information security experts discussed the federal government's ability to protect its sensitive information from data breaches and cyberattacks at a congressional hearing yesterday.

Two in Three Teens Have Tried Hacking, Study Finds

A recent survey from IT security firm Panda Security found that a little over two out of three teenagers have attempted to hack into their friends' online accounts, reports SC Magazine.
 




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