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2010-10-28 13:53:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- PwC US today announced that Kim Peretti, a director in the firm's Forensic Services practice and former Senior Counsel at the Criminal Division's Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section at the Department of Justice (DOJ), has been recognized at the 58th Annual Attorney General Awards Ceremony for her work in the largest and most successful identity theft and hacking investigation and prosecution ever conducted in the United States. (Logo:...

2010-10-27 08:19:00

WALNUT CREEK, Calif., Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The Identity Theft Council (ITC), the fastest-growing, community-based identity theft victim support and education initiative, officially launched its first pilot program in the San Francisco Bay Area. According to Javelin Strategy & Research, identity fraud reached a new high in 2009, affecting 11.1 million adults. The ITC is a non-profit, grassroots organization committed to working with victims and law enforcement to help address this...

2010-10-26 23:01:00

BLUE BELL, Pa., Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Sixty-one percent of Americans said the President should have the ability to shut down portions of the Internet in the event of a coordinated malicious cyber attack, according to research conducted in August by Unisys Corporation (NYSE: UIS). The Unisys survey also found that while Americans are taking proactive steps to protect themselves against cyber crime and identity theft, only slightly more than a third of Internet users in the U.S....

2010-10-26 07:30:00

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- CSI ANNUAL CONFERENCE -- Sean-Paul Correll, threat researcher from PandaLabs, the malware analysis and detection laboratory for Panda Security, will be speaking later this week at the CSI Annual Conference in the session, "What Companies Can Learn from Mariposa: Avoiding Disaster, Protecting from Cybercrime." Panda Security joined with Defence Intelligence, the FBI, Spanish Guardia Civil and others this past March to dismantle Mariposa, which...

2010-10-25 10:43:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Students preparing for careers in information security spend their days learning how to outsmart cyber criminals, but some threats loom larger than others, posing the greatest challenges to the safety of a wired world. As part of Cyber Security Awareness Month in October, students at the Information Systems and Internet Security (ISIS) Lab at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly) identify their top cyber security threats and offer...

2010-10-20 23:01:00

CULVER CITY, Calif., Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Halloween themed e-mails are being used to disguise online scams, often with the promise of fun, free and "too good to be true" offers of gifts and other spooky goodies. To date, Norton has witnessed e-mails advertising jackpots, sweepstakes, gift cards, e-cards, personalized gifts, WHAT/WHY: online contests, and even free print products and costumes....

2010-10-20 09:00:00

McLEAN, Va., Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Booz Allen Hamilton today announced the formation of a strategic partnership with University of Maryland University College (UMUC) to offer students three online graduate certificates in cybersecurity. The program, which blends Booz Allen's knowledge of emerging cybersecurity needs with UMUC's reputation of excellence, comes as the United States strives to build a competitive, forward-thinking cyber workforce. Offered through UMUC's Web-based learning...

2010-10-20 06:20:00

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Anonymizer, Inc., www.anonymizer.com, the leader in consumer online anonymity solutions, today announced the results of a survey, which found that while consumers were very aware of the risks associated with being online and engaging in ecommerce, the majority of respondents relied on inadequate measures to protect their privacy and identity. As more and more people use the Internet as their primary medium for banking, checking account balances and...

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2010-10-18 06:22:25

An Australian program that allows Internet service providers to alert customers if their computers are taken over by hackers might be making its way to the U.S. Obama Administration officials met with industry leaders and experts to try and find better ways to increase online safety while still maintaining people's privacy and civil liberties. Experts and U.S. officials are interested in portions of the plan, which is expected to go into effect in December in Australia. White House...

2010-10-11 07:30:00

ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- PandaLabs, Panda Security's anti-malware laboratory, reports that the 'Anonymous' cyber-activist group's denial of service (DDoS) attacks against 11 various organizations across the globe have caused more than 550 hours of downtime and 742 service interruptions since their attacks began on September 17. The latest attacks that started on October 6 on the Spanish Copyright Protection Society (SGAE), the Spanish Culture Ministry and Promusicae...