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Morning Security Brief: Mad Cow Case Reported, Military Operations in Afghanistan, Nissan Hacked, and More

- A case of mad cow disease is discovered in California, but officials say people aren’t at risk. A new report says NATO press releases are intentionally deceptive about troops involved. The number of incidents reported by federal agencies to the federal information security incident center has increased by 680 percent. Nissan announces it was hacked. And more.

Morning Security Brief: Gangs Suspected In Credit Card Breach, DHS To Check Brits Against No-Fly Lists, Social Media, and More

- More details emerge about the Global Payments Inc. breach. DHS wants data from British travelers, even when they aren't flying to the United States. Most employers don't check employee social media accounts. And more.

Cybercrime Dominated by Gangs: Study

- A new study out of London finds that most cybercrime is committed by organized crime rings.

Morning Security Brief: Hotel Panic Buttons, Drones Spy On European Farmers, Hackers Tap Into Security Cameras, and More

- New York hotel workers being issued panic buttons. The EU uses drones to keep farmers honest. A hacker eavesdrops on live video feeds in home security systems. And more.

Researchers Monitoring the Emergence of Mobile Malware Built to Mine Location Data

- Security researchers are still trying to wrap their heads around what will come of an emerging trend in mobile malware that extracts a mobile user’s location data.

Cybersecurity

- A new law (formerly H.B. 665) establishes a cybersecurity task force within the Maryland state government. The task force is designed to evaluate mitigation and prevention strategies to prepare for a cyberattack. The task force will also conduct a review of existing policies, standards, and best practices within state agencies to identify inconsistences and devise new programs.

Morning Security Brief: Internet Piracy, Excessive Force Charges in Seattle, Drones, and More

- Online piracy bill stirs heated debate; Former NBA security director says he was fired for reporting how women were treated; Seattle police charged with excessive use of force in federal report; and more.

Morning Security Brief: Cyber Monday Crackdown, Women in Security Awards, Counterterrorism Training to be Reviewed, and More

- FBI shuts down 150 Web sites on Cyber Monday. The Women’s Security Council is looking for Women of the Year. U.S. anti-terrorism training under review. And more.

Cyber Monday Provides The Perfect Environment For ‘Package Not Delivered’ Scams

- The “Package Not Delivered” scam sends customers an email that looks so legit it’s scary.

Chart: The Cost of Cybercrime

- Take a look at the cost of cybercrime by type of attack.

Report Says Utility Smart-Grid Cybersecurity in Chaos

- A new report by Pike Research puts it bluntly: utility smart-grid cybersecurity is "in a clear state of chaos."

Lessons Learned from Trident Breach

- A panel of law enforcement experts who spoke at the recent FOSE conference in Washington, D.C., discussed some of the operation’s key lessons and the current state of law enforcement’s anti-cybercrime efforts.

Morning Security Brief: Military Gangs, Nuclear Weapons, Hacker Recruitment, and More

- The FBI says gangs are present in every branch of the U.S. military. The last Cold War-era nuclear bomb is dismantled. NSA recruits young hackers. And more.
 




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