Largest breach case ever. This one dwarfs Target and even the Anthem breach. Beginning in 2009, hackers cracked the top email providers stealing one billion addresses. They then sent spam from those same servers collecting millions in affiliate commissions over a period of two and a half years. The Justice Department has nabbed two of...Read More
Banks’ monitoring found lacking. What do U.S. Comptroller of the Currency Thomas Curry and New York state’s Department of Financial Services superintendent Benjamin Lawsky have in common? Answer: Serious concerns about the banking sector’s capacity to monitor and detect money laundering and cyber intrusions – shortfalls that could pose significant threats...Read More
A recent report in Science Magazine revealed the soft underbelly of what was once considered a well-armored use of “anonymized” consumer information. The study’s authors were able to successfully identify consumers based on several anonymized data sets—specifically, their credit card purchases.... Read More
The president has discussed the issues of data privacy and cyber security several times recently, both during press conferences and the State of the Union address. He has put forth a handful of proposals to encourage more robust and more effective information sharing between the federal, state and local governments and organizations in private industry. While the goal of improved information sharing is a good one, there may be some flaws in these proposals.
According to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, it’s illegal to robocall a mobile phone number without permission. The American Bankers Association wants to change that, arguing that robocalls will help fight identity theft and other kinds of fraud. Opponents say that’s an overreach, one that will erode an important consumer protection.... Read More
Black Friday is just ahead. But in the mad rush for fabulous deals—online and in stores—we still have concerns about how retailers protect our payment card data, according to a new survey from the...Read More
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas . . . for identity thieves. Don't let them spoil your cheer. Follow these tips from CyberScout experts to protect your personal information when...Read More
During the holiday shopping season, millions of Americans will take advantage of the convenience, speed and ease of online shopping: Spot it, love it, click it, and it...Read More
The holidays are right around the corner. We understand the desire to give that special someone the latest tech devices out there. We also get that people have reservations about privacy and safety. Here are some of the...Read More
About cybercrime and cybecriminals and tries to keep up w/ latest innovations that bad guys are coming up with. Toiled in securitythen broke a breach at atarget last year and got people’s attention.
Nyt story about what hackers do in response to his reporting
Then people started blowing up twitter, cellphone account
Sony pics bought rights to nyt story and wanted to buy my life rights. Friend launched brian krebs facts.
Rant about the...Read More