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2010-11-19 07:48:27

A Malaysian cyber criminal hacked into the US Federal Reserve's computers and stole nearly half a million credit card numbers, according to US prosecutors in New York on Thursday. Malaysian citizen, Lin Mun Poo, was arrested October 21 after entering the United States and was indicted by grand jury this Thursday, said the US attorney's office in Brooklyn. Prosecutors allege that Poo hacked into the Cleveland, Ohio branch of the reserve, stole more than 400,000 card numbers and breached...

2010-11-15 09:45:00

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands, Nov. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The Dutch National High Tech Crime Unit (NHTCU), a cyber-division of the police (KLPD), in a presentation at the GOVCERT.NL Symposium, today recognized Norman ASA's forensic contributions in assisting multinational police agencies in monitoring and disabling large, multinational cybercrime botnets. A botnet is a network of computers that can number more than a million nodes, where the computers are infected with malicious software and...

2010-11-11 11:19:00

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 11, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Secret Service yesterday presented its Director's Recognition Award to two staff members of the CERT® Program, part of the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, for their contributions to the TJX network intrusion investigation. The Director's Recognition Award is given to corporate or industry individuals or organizations who have provided significant assistance to the Secret Service in its...

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...


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