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Together at Last: Welcome, Lee Johnstone!

I am absolutely delighted to welcome Lee Johnstone as a contributor to DataBreaches.net.  Lee – better known to some of you as @Cyber_War_News on Twitter  – and I have teamed up over the past 8 years or so on a number of projects or analyses. As of today, Lee’s web site, cyberwarnews.info, has been...

New Extortion Scam Threatens to Ruin a Website’s Reputation

Lawrence Abrams reports: A new extortion scam campaign is underway that is targeting websites owners and stating that if they do not make a payment, the attacker will ruin their site’s reputation and get them blacklisted for spam. We all know, or should know, about the sextortion emails people are receiving where the sender...

New York Launches Cybersecurity Unit

Kade N. Olsen, Michael F. Buchanan and Craig A. Newman of Patterson Belknap write: Today, New York’s top financial regulator, the Department of Financial Services, announced the formation of a dedicated “Cybersecurity Division.” In a news release issued earlier today, the agency said the new division “will focus on protecting consumers and industries from...