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Cyberthreat sharing must include strong privacy protections, advocates say

Lawmakers will push for information-sharing legislation, but some groups want them to address past privacy concerns

Silk Road paid thousands in shake-downs from malicious hackers

The Silk Road online drug marketplace was routinely bedeviled by extortionists


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Be Prepared for the Breach That’s Headed Your Way

If we learned anything in 2014, it was that no one is immune to a massive data breach. If one hits you this year, are you going to have the visibility that will let you tell the executive team what they need to know?

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Security Priorities Shifting to Preventing Breaches, Improving Internal Controls

For the first time, companies are worried more about preventing a breach than on passing a compliance audit -- and are spending the money to prove it, according to a new global survey of IT and business managers

Survey: Cybersecurity pros endorse data breach notification rules

Three quarters of ISACA members say they support Obama's proposal

Oracle to fix 167 vulnerabilities, including serious backdoor-like flaw in E-Business Suite

The E-Business Suite vulnerability can give attackers complete control over databases that store sensitive business information

UK police make arrest related to denial of service attack on Playstation and Xbox networks

The police seized equipment and arrested an 18-year-old man on Friday

Cleared your browser cookies? It won't stop ad company using Verizon tracking header

An advertising company uses the unique identifier headers added by Verizon to Web traffic to recreate tracking cookies deleted by users

Traditional Defenses Not Stopping Breaches, Claims Real-World FireEye Study

Firewalls, IPS, security gateways and anti-virus no longer cut it

United, American airlines account fraud highlights hacker focus on travel industry

Travel agencies and websites offer a rich sampling of personal data plus easy ways to cash out

North Korean Sony Attackers 'Got Sloppy' with IP Addresses, Claims FBI Director

Agency traced addresses to DPRK

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Apple Blocks Tool That Brute-Forces iCloud Passwords

The tool allowed attackers to try a large number of passwords for Apple ID accounts

FBI director again points to North Korea for Sony attack

Hackers 'got sloppy' when attempting to mask their IP addresses, Comey says

Moonpig jeopardizes data of millions of customers through insecure API

The company failed to fix a security flaw reported over a year ago, a developer said

White House approves sanctions against North Korea for Sony hack

The economic sanctions are the 'first aspect' of the U.S. government's response to the Sony hack

Romanian version of EU cybersecurity directive allows warrantless access to data

The law could impact international businesses, as Romania is a hub for IT outsourcing and development

US lawmaker asks Sony for details on data breach

Information from Sony can help Congress craft new cybersecurity laws, Cummings says

China is key to North Korean Internet, but maybe not hackers

Policing the country's Internet link wouldn't necessarily stop the actions of hackers

Two-factor authentication oversight led to JPMorgan breach, investigators reportedly found

The attackers stole an employee's access credentials and used them to access a server that lacked a stronger authentication mechanism

Cybercrime group steals millions from Russian banks, targets US and European retailers

The group compromised computer networks and ATMs operated by financial institutions, as well as point-of-sale terminals

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