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Morning Security Brief: Hacker Group Rises from the Ashes, Indiana Passes Controversial Gun Law, and More

A new hacker group says it has information on more than 110,000 residents of a Tennessee city with a population of 132,000. Indiana passes a law that lets residents shoot at police. U.S. Intelligence director may authorize lie detector tests to ferret out leakers within the intelligence community. And more.

Google's New Hacking Alert Raises Questions From Users

Google’s security blog left a lot of questions unanswered when it announced that the company would begin alerting some of its users when their computers or accounts were being targeted by state-sponsored attackers.

EHarmony User Passwords Exposed

The Web site eHarmony acknowledged yesterday that a small percentage of its users’ passwords may have been exposed in an online forum used by hackers.

Newly Discovered Malware Considered Especially Sophisticated

A newly discovered malicious software program is one of the most comprehensive and sophisticated attack kits yet discovered, according to the software firm Kaspersky Lab.

Leading Figure in Major International Phishing Operation Sentenced

A principal figure in a major international hacking ring that allegedly bilked banks of more than $1 million was sentenced last week to five years in prison.

Morning Security Brief: Bomb Threat at NSA Site, Wisconsin Man Arrested for Phone Threats, NBA Playoff Shooting, and More

A bomb threat halts construction at the new NSA megacenter. A Wisconsin man is arrested for threatening to blow up political offices. Police are investigating a shooting that left eight injured minutes after the Monday’s NBA playoff game. And more.

Forrester Report Touts Next Generation Firewalls, Greater Network Visibility

Increasingly popular next generation firewalls can be highly effective at thwarting network attacks and may eventually become more popular than standalone firewall devices, according to a new Forrester report.

Morning Security Brief: Russia Foils Terrorist Attack, Cruise Line Biothreat Scare, Cybersecurity Goes Offensive, and More

Russia says it has foiled an attack planned on the city slated to host the 2014 Winter Games. A neurosurgeon is removed from a cruise ship after someone tweets that he’s planning a biological attack. Cybersecurity firms moving into offensive roles. And more.

Morning Security Brief: License Plate Scanners, Smartphone Risk Picture, Firearm Requests Up, and More

Police in Tennessee look to expand the use of license plate readers. The NSA releases a fact sheet on smartphone security. Requests to buy firearms are on the rise for the 22nd month. And more.
 




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