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Update 3: Hackers May Leak Norton Antivirus Source Code

January 05, 2012 Added by:Headlines

YamaTough has posted more information from the alleged breach on Google+ in an effort to prove this is not a spoof, an excerpt is as follows...

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Update: File Appears to Contain 2006 Norton AV Source Code

January 05, 2012 Added by:Anthony M. Freed

Infosec Island has been provided with a file that appears to contain source code for the 2006 version of Norton antivirus. We have provided Symantec with the file and are awaiting their analysis. We will not be releasing the file due to the sensitive nature of the information...

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Fallout from the Christmas Hack of Stratfor

January 03, 2012 Added by:Richard Stiennon

The most painful lesson the Stratfor hack is about to demonstrate is the importance of email security. Anonymous will be recruiting volunteers to analyze the 3.3 million emails they stole that have the potential for real harm equal to the infamous WikiLeaks State Department leak...

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Was Stratfor Breached By an Insider?

January 03, 2012 Added by:Jeffrey Carr

I'm not accusing Michael Mooney of being involved. I am, however, stating that attacks by insiders who hold a grudge against their employer are common and Mooney's position along with the circumstances around his departure will certainly be explored by law enforcement...

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Stratfor Hack Proves a Few Things

January 03, 2012 Added by:

How many more companies believe they can get by with half-baked security? Why are budgets being cut for information security by CIOs who just don’t get it? Why is it that organizations do business with other organizations without performing due diligence on the entity?

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Father Noel Delivers His Second Lump of "LulzXmas" to Stratfor

December 27, 2011 Added by:Kevin McAleavey

While many of us were nestled in our beds and enjoying Christmas day with family and friends, opening our gifts and downing the holiday grog, a nasty lump of coal was left once again under the tree for Stratfor by the LulzSec/Lulzboat crew...

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Restaurant Depot Customers Alerted of Data Breach

December 12, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"Trustwave found that that the thieves inserted malicious software or 'malware' into the credit and debit card processing systems used in Restaurant Depot stores. The malware collected card information as it was processed, stored it temporarily, and then sent it to a computer server in Russia..."

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Rethinking Sensitive Information - Social Security Numbers

November 05, 2011 Added by:Rafal Los

Public and private entities have proven that a single nine-digit number as the gateway to our identities is not appropriate. Data breaches and identity theft cost organizations billions - perhaps we need to push the government to come up with a new way of verifying citizenship?

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SEC Issues Guidance on Security Incident Disclosure

October 31, 2011 Added by:David Navetta

What the guidance document does stress, however, is process and risk assessment. One read of this guidance is that companies internally are going to have to more carefully forecast and estimate the impact of cyber incidents and the consequences of failing to implement adequate security...

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Latest Data Breach Costs Could Exceed $5 Billion

October 31, 2011 Added by:Brian Dean

It is recommended that organizations receiving PII become intimately familiar with all of the applicable security requirements for their industry in order to understand minimum protection requirements, industry best practices, as well as the consequences of noncompliance...

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Webinar: How to Minimize the Risks of a Data Breach

October 21, 2011 Added by:Kanguru Solutions

Kanguru Solutions has teamed up with Cyber Data Risk Managers LLC to host a FREE webinar on cyber security and infosec entitled “How to Minimize the Risks of a Data Breach/Cyber Attack.” This free webinar will discuss data security, privacy and measures to take in the event of a data breach...

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Impact: The Biggest Security Breaches of All Time

October 17, 2011 Added by:Headlines

While 2011 may be the year of the breach, the record for overall breach impact is still held by credit card payment processor Heartland Payment Systems with over 130 million accounts affected and costs in the neighborhood of seven billion dollars...

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Sony Hacked Again... ESI to the Rescue?

October 14, 2011 Added by:Rafal Los

Getting hacked isn't necessarily Earth shattering anymore. Enterprises need to make their peace with fact that they're going to have to live with data breaches and hacks. The secret to surviving is having a well-formed Enterprise Security Intelligence strategy...

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Sony Networks Compromised with Brute-Force Attack

October 12, 2011 Added by:Headlines

Sony Corporation have yet again been breached, compromising 60,000 PlayStation and 33,000 Online Entertainment accounts. The source of the attack is unknown, but reports in indicate that the infiltrators used login credentials from an unnamed third-party to gain access to the systems...

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Over 100 Arrested in Credit Card Fraud Operation

October 10, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"This is by far the largest... identity theft/credit card fraud cases that law enforcement has come across. Credit card fraud and identity theft are two of the fastest growing crimes in the United States, afflicting millions of victims and costing billions..."

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Citigroup Faces Class-Action Lawsuit for May Breach

October 10, 2011 Added by:Headlines

“Defendants have taken no steps that adequately or effectively protect cardholders against illegal use of the cardholders’ sensitive and extensive financial records since the breach,” the suit states. Officials estimate that $2.7 million was stolen from 3,400 accounts in the attack...

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