Dec 222014
 

Press release: In response to growing concerns about online privacy and data protection, Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller today announced a legislative proposal to provide greater safeguards of Hoosiers’ personal and financial information online. Zoeller’s proposal has three main components aimed at providing stricter requirements for the safe storage of sensitive data, reducing harm to […]

Dec 222014
 

Thomas Fox-Brewster reports: In November this year, dignitaries and bigwigs of the cyber security industry gathered inside Europol’s headquarters in The Hague. As they talked about general issues affecting the community, namely financially-motivated criminals, ears pricked up when one particular strain of malware, called Anunak, was said to have brought about the “armageddon” of the […]

Dec 202014
 

Posted yesterday by the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada: Service provider inadvertently discloses email addresses of nearly 300 customers in mass email Incident A customer of a service provider received a routine email from the service provider advising her of when her seasonal service would be reconnected. However, she noticed that the email […]

Dec 202014
 

December 18, 2014 James Madison University is committed to protecting the confidentiality and security of the information entrusted to us.  This notice contains important information regarding a recent security incident involving JMU’s network. Since October, JMU Information Technology, along with law enforcement and outside security consultants, has been investigating an incident of unauthorized access to […]

Dec 202014
 

Pavel Alpeyev and Grace Huang report: Hackers who broke into Sony Corp.’s Hollywood unit probably spent months collecting passwords and mapping the network before they committed a last act of vandalism, setting off a virus that wiped out data and crashed the system in 10 minutes. Trend Micro Inc. arrived at these conclusions after running […]

Dec 202014
 

In Illinois, Katlyn Smith reports: Bartlett police are considering whether to level criminal charges against two Bartlett High School students who hacked into an Elgin Area District U-46 online portal and changed student attendance records, officials said Friday. The duo also hacked into at least one U-46 staff member’s email account, officials said. Read more […]