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  • FCC Adopts 'Net Neutrality' Rule

    New Rule Extends Privacy Protections to Customers Eric Chabrow - February 26, 2015
    FCC Adopts 'Net Neutrality' Rule

    The FCC's new "net neutrality rule," which prevents ISPs from slowing down content streaming along their networks and from charging extra fees to assure faster speed, includes provisions designed to protect the confidential information of customers.

  • Hackers Steal Trading Algorithms

    Attacks Aimed at Hedge Funds, Trading Firms Mathew J. Schwartz - February 26, 2015
    Hackers Steal Trading Algorithms

    Hackers have been stealing the secret trading algorithms that are the lifeblood of many hedge funds and high-frequency trading firms, according to two security companies. What can be done to mitigate the risks?

  • Lenovo Website Hijacked

    Lizard Squad Takes Credit, Says It Has Stolen E-Mails Mathew J. Schwartz - February 26, 2015
    Lenovo Website Hijacked

    The hacking group Lizard Squad has claimed credit for hijacking the website of Lenovo.com and redirecting visitors to an attacker-controlled site. It also indicates that it's now sitting on a cache of stolen Lenovo e-mail messages.

  • Compromise on Info-Sharing Measure Grows

    GOP Committee Chairman Says He Sees Merit in Obama Plan Eric Chabrow - February 26, 2015
    Compromise on Info-Sharing Measure Grows

    A willingness to compromise expressed at a House hearing on President Obama's cyberthreat information sharing initiative offered a sign of hope that legislation to get businesses to share such data could pass Congress and be signed into law.

  • Target Breach Costs: $162 Million

    Response Expenses Continue to Grow Following 2013 Incident Jeffrey Roman - February 25, 2015
    Target Breach Costs: $162 Million

    Target's breach-related expenses not covered by insurance have totaled $162 million so far, its latest financial report shows. And experts say the breach could continue to have a financial impact for years to come.

  • DHS Official Warns of Shutdown Risks

    Most Cybersecurity Employees Would Face Furloughs Eric Chabrow - February 25, 2015
    DHS Official Warns of Shutdown Risks

    Suzanne Spaulding, a top Department of Homeland Security official, says the nation's IT security would be at risk if Congress fails to fund the department by week's end.

  • Police Disrupt Banking Malware Botnet

    But Worldwide Impact of Ramnit Takedown May Prove Temporary Mathew J. Schwartz - February 25, 2015
    Police Disrupt Banking Malware Botnet

    Authorities have disrupted a botnet that was serving up the Ramnit banking malware, which has infected 3 million PCs worldwide. But information security experts warn that the disruption will likely be temporary.

  • Anthem Breach Tally: 78.8 Million Affected

    Investigation of How Much Data Was Actually Stolen Continues Jeffrey Roman - February 24, 2015
    Anthem Breach Tally: 78.8 Million Affected

    Anthem Inc. now confirms that the health insurer's recent data breach compromised a database containing personal information on 78.8 million individuals, with information on millions potentially stolen.

  • Nepal Launches National Response Team

    ITSERT-NP President Rajan Pant on Team's Top Tasks Geetha Nandikotkur - February 24, 2015
    Nepal Launches National Response Team

    ITSERT's Rajan Raj Pant discusses the formation of ITSERT-NP to address Nepal's security challenges. How will the public-private partnership model be leveraged to create a central platform for cybersecurity?

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