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2011-07-25 13:15:00

The hacker group Anonymous has released gigabytes of secret documents stolen from an Italian cybercrime unit. The 8 gigabytes of data has allegedly been taken from the network of the Italian CNAIPIC, which oversees the country's critical IT infrastructure. Anonymous said on its Twitter account that it received the files from a "source." The attack on CNAIPIC is thought to be in retaliation for the arrest of Italian members of Anonymous. Links to the first few files stolen from CNAIPIC were...

2011-07-18 07:00:00

WASHINGTON, July 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), a non-profit public-private partnership focused on cybersecurity awareness and education for all digital citizens, today announced that Keith Gordon, senior vice president for online and mobile channels at Bank of America, has joined its board of directors. In his role at Bank of America, Gordon develops authentication and security strategies in addition to product development for its online...

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2011-07-17 05:50:00

Law enforcement officials from the US and Romania have teamed up to arrest more than 100 people in what is being called a year-old effort to curb online fraud schemes. According to Reuters, Justice Department officials announced the arrests on Friday. The schemes, they say, involved Romanian citizens pretending to be American and posting advertisements on popular websites such as eBay and Craigslist. Reuters said that those ads would promise a big-ticket item such as a boat or a car,...

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2011-07-06 05:25:00

The U.K. government last year identified cybercrime as being second only to terrorism. Such a threat has made it necessary for a new alliance to form between businesses, the U.K. government and international police forces like the Europol. The International Cyber Security Protection Alliance (ICSPA) has been set up to fight against cybercriminals on a global scale. "Active international partnerships are central to tackling cybercrime," James Brokenshire, a U.K. Home Office (Interior Ministry)...

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2011-06-23 10:35:00

The FBI and police agencies in seven other countries have seized computers and servers from which a "scareware" scheme was being operated. According to Reuters, the operation had bilked more than $72 million from victims by selling software that claimed to find security risks on PCs and then asked for cash to fix the non-existent problems. In the US, 22 computers and servers were seized along with 25 others in France, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Sweden and the United...

2011-06-14 00:00:00

Intended for the computer-literate (non-programmer, non-IT staff) home and small business User, the new book provides a source of "how-to" basic techniques for making personal computers resistant to cyber attack. (PRWEB) June 12, 2011 Intended for the computer-literate (non-programmer, non-IT staff) home and small business User, the book provides a source of "how-to" basic techniques for making personal computers resistant to cyber attack. Sample topic discussed within "Is Your Computer...

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2011-05-17 10:30:00

A new initiative was launched on Monday by the White House designed to tighten global defenses against computer attacks and instill U.S. values such as freedom of expression that require international cooperation to ensure an open and secure Internet. "Together, we can work together to build a future for cyberspace that is open, interoperable, secure, and reliable," US President Barack Obama wrote in an introduction to the 25-page "International Strategy for Cyberspace." Cybersecurity has...

2011-05-07 00:00:28

With the rise of the Internet has come internet-based crimes, from child pornography to internet fraud to copyright crimes. The Chetson Firm, a Raleigh criminal law firm, warns that this presents unique challenges to police, and to lawyers. A Raleigh lawyer who is not familiar with the technologies that support the internet - from peer-to-peer networking and file sharing, to encryption schemes that protect data - may not be able to adequately defend you against charges of Internet fraud,...

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2011-05-04 11:03:33

With the advancement of technology, the Internet has become a major tool for European organized crime, top officials at Europol say. These criminals use the Internet for drugs and human trafficking as well as money laundering and cybercrime. "Organized crime is a multi"“billion euro business in Europe and it is growing in scale. The further expansion of Internet and mobile technologies, the proliferation of illicit trafficking routes and methods as well as opportunities offered by the...

2011-05-03 06:00:00

NEW YORK, May 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon will highlight findings from the 2011 Data Breach Investigations Report in a webinar on May 5. The webinar, entitled "Learn from the Mistakes of Others: Be Better Prepared to Combat Security Risks to Your Organization," will share insights and offer recommendations on how organizations can better protect themselves from data breaches. WHEN: Thursday, May 5, 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Eastern time WHERE: 2011 Data Breach Investigations...


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  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
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