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Russian Arrested for Botnet Attack on Amazon

- A Russian hacker was arrested last week in Cyprus on an international warrant for a 2008 denial-of-service attack on Amazon.com.

Morning Security Brief: MTA to Increase Security, Printers At Risk for Hacking, Beth Israel Breach, and More

- MTA stationing more officers around high crime stations. Printer vulnerabilities not being taken seriously. BYOD policy led to Beth Israel breach. And more.

Cybersecurity Legislation Revised in Light of Opposition

- Sen. Joe Lieberman has revised a bill to make mandatory cybersecurity provisions optional. Lieberman submitted the revised bill in hopes of getting Senate approval.

Morning Security Brief: ‘Dark Knight’ Shooting, Grum Botnet Taken Down, Bulgaria Bombing Suspect, and More

- A shooting at a movie premier leaves 14 dead. A security company collaborates with ISPs to take down Grum. CCTV video of Bulgaria bombing suspect released. And more.

Man Who Snooped on Wife’s E-mails Cleared of Cybercrime Charges

- Prosecutors have dropped all charges against Leon Walker, the Michigan man who faced federal cybercrime charges for snooping into his wife’s e-mails.

Yahoo Fixes Security Vulnerability

- Yahoo says it has fixed a security vulnerability that allowed hackers to obtain and expose online about 450,000 user names and passwords.

ICE Seizes 70 Counterfeit Web Sites

- The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency has shuttered 70 Web sites accused of selling counterfeit goods.

Report: Cybersecurity Market to Almost Double in Five Years

- The global cybersecurity market is expected to reach $120.1 billion by 2017, nearly twice its current size of $63.7 billion, according to a report by the Dallas-based research and consulting firm MarketsandMarkets.

Encryption Critical in Healthcare

- Encryption technology, as well as security protocols and safeguards, are crucial to protecting patient data and complying with regulatory standards.

Court Rules Bank May be Negligent for Fraudulent Transactions

- A federal appeals court in Boston ruled Tuesday that a bank may have been negligent in failing to monitor and block fraudulent transactions in 2009 that led to losses of about $345,000 from the account of the plaintiff, the Maine-based company Patco Construction.

Editor's Note: Complacency Over Cyberthreat Decried

- It’s time to take cyberthreats seriously.

Morning Security Brief: Japan Finalizes Fukushima Report, Disaster Triage, British Cybersecurity, and More

- Japan finalizes its investigative report on Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. Michigan is working to develop a transparent disaster medical triage system. British officials are accused of sending mixed messages about cybersecurity at a national conference. And more.

EU Data Security Rules

- As the European Union works toward revising the 1995 rules, companies may want to get a head start on implementing some provisions.
 




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