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Has a Hacker Figured Out How to Hide Malicious Sites Inside Search Results?

- Websense threat researchers think a Chinese hacker may have found a way to exploit Google’s convenient optical character recognition to make malicious urls more visible in Google search results.

Morning Security Brief: Homeland Security’s Secret Twitter Account, Smart Meter Privacy Issues, Black Friday, and More

- DHS has a secret twitter account. Researchers find that smart meters can be used to pick burglary targets. The Mall of America bans teenagers on Black Friday. And more.

Hacking Tools Fuel Russian Black Market

- By monitoring Russian hacker forums, a cloud security company’s threat researchers found that Russia’s cyber black market is thriving on sales of the same hacking tools that the FBI says hackers have used to cause millions of dollars’ worth of damage.

Cloud Security Implications in File Sharing Site Case

- As African authorities shut down a new file-sharing domain, a U.S. case regarding the site founder's prior site could have privacy and cloud data implications.

Hospitals Urged to Maintain Cybersecurity After Sandy

- Healthcare intelligence officials are telling hospitals not to bypass cybersecurity protocols in a rush to get systems back online after Hurricane Sandy.

Online Dating Scam Trending at Internet Crime Complaint Center

- IC3 has been receiving complaints about a dating extortion scam where people are baited into intimate online conversations then charged money to get them erased.

Report Recommends Stronger Hiring, Development Practices for DHS Cyber Professionals

- The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) needs to hire about 600 cyber security professionals with well-defined, mission critical skills, according to a task force commissioned by DHS to help the agency bolster its cyber defenses.

Morning Security Brief: ‘Breaking News’ Phishing Attack, Drone Strike Stats, Parliament Breach Reviewed, and More

- Phishing attack disguised as breaking news from CNN. Researchers from Columbia find most drone strike statistics inaccurate. A staffing error leads to a security breach in Australian Parliament. And more.

Student Records Hacked from Florida College

- Personal and financial information on about 280,000 students and employees has been compromised after a hacking incident at a Florida college, according to the Florida Department of Education.

Morning Security Brief: Chinese Telecom Firms, Bank Cyber Attacks, and Government Eavesdropping Immunity

- A Congressional report warns about security threats from Chinese telecom companies, Capital One is hit with a cyber attack, and the Supreme Court declines to hear a government surveillance case.

Protecting Against Persistent Threats

- Sophisticated and sustained cyberattacks that are perpetrated to steal trade secrets, rather than financial assets, frequently go undetected by traditional signature-based antimalware solutions.

Morning Security Brief: Public Health Preparedness, NYPD Gang Unit Doubles, Postcards Sent With SSNs, and More

- The CDC publishes a report on public health preparedness among the states. The NYPD doubles its gang unit to help monitor social media. The University of Chicago apologizes for postcards sent with SSNs. And more.

Morning Security Brief: Y-12 Update, White House Spearphished, Surveillance Cameras Vandalized, and More

- Y-12 ends its contract with its security provider. The White House says hackers targeted its military office. Police are looking for a pair vandalizing security cameras on Long Island. And more.

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