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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.

Michigan Man Charged with Selling Fake Microsoft Software

- A Michigan man was arraigned last week in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan on charges of mail fraud and selling counterfeit Microsoft software worth more than $1.2 million, according to the Department of Justice.

Two Members of Film Piracy Group Sentenced

- Two members of an Internet piracy group have been sentenced in Virginia for illegally copying and distributing first-run films.

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.

Survey Suggests Data Encryption Makes Leaks Harder to Detect

- Federal agencies say the number one way unauthorized data leaves their organizations is through e-mail and that encryption actually hampers efforts to detect the leaks, according to a survey of federal agencies conducted by Axway.

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.

FBI Says It's Not Storing Information on New Site Geared Toward Middle School Students

- The FBI says that it is not collecting private information of children who log on to its new Internet safety site that lets schools compete against each other in online safety competitions.

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.

Report Urges Government Involvement in Privacy Protection

- The federal government should play a larger role in protecting consumer privacy, according to a recent report issued by the GAO. The report deals specifically with location data, which is collected from smartphone users by companies offering location-based services.

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.

Compliance Map Shows State Data Laws at a Glance

- The map shows that Virginia’s data protection laws are the strictest in the nation, while South Dakota, Kentucky, Alabama, and New Mexico have no data protection laws at all.
 




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