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hacker to be sentenced today
2014-05-27 04:42:11

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online US prosecutors are seeking leniency for Hector Xavier Monsegur, claiming in a court filing that the former head of the LulzSec hacking group has been an “extremely valuable and productive” informant for federal law enforcement officials. Monsegur, who is also known as “Sabu,” pleaded guilty to charges of hacking, credit card fraud and identity theft back in 2011, said CNET associate editor Edward Moyer. The mastermind of...

Microsoft Challenged FBI And Won
2014-05-23 08:22:17

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Software giant Microsoft could be singing the tune that it fought the law and IT won. On Thursday Microsoft disclosed that last year it had claimed victory over the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) after the Feds had secretly requested data about a business customer. Microsoft apparently refused and the government backed down, but only after the FBI was able to gather the data it sought without Microsoft's help. Newly...

Worldwide Web Cam Hacking Raid Results In Nearly 100 Arrests
2014-05-20 11:25:25

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online On Monday, international law enforcement agencies announced that nearly 100 people were arrested in a worldwide crackdown aimed at the creators, sellers and users of malicious commercial software called Blackshades Remote Access Tool (RAT). This malware can be used to remotely seize control of a victim's computer, access and view documents, record keystrokes and most ominously of all it can be used to activate an infected computer's...

2014-05-19 23:10:36

CJIS GROUP, the leading provider of pre-RFP intelligence regarding information technology procurements in the state and local government market, partners with Entrust and 3M Cogent to provide insight into Advanced Authentication solutions available to state and local agencies. Reston, VA (PRWEB) May 19, 2014 CJIS GROUP, a provider of validated, pre-RFP intelligence on upcoming IT projects and procurements in the state and local market, has partnered with Entrust and 3M Cogent to examine...

2014-05-16 23:01:11

Heartland Payment Systems (NYSE: HPY), one of the nation’s largest payment processors, today is introducing Heartland Secure™ – a comprehensive credit/debit card data security solution that combines three powerful technologies working in tandem to provide merchants with the highest level of protection available against card-present data fraud. Princeton, NJ (PRWEB) May 16, 2014 •Backed by a breach warranty, this powerful solution combines three technologies to provide merchants...

2014-05-14 16:34:03

Public/Private collaboration aims to strengthen defenses against cyber attacks and protect customers ARLINGTON, Va., May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA), along with several of America's most recognized retail brands, launched the Retail Cyber Intelligence Sharing Center (R-CISC). The R-CISC is an independent organization, the centerpiece of which is a Retail Information Sharing and Analysis Center (Retail-ISAC). Among those companies...

2014-05-08 12:21:14

With features professionals expect on a desktop phone, including caller ID, the vIPer phone can switch from unclassified to classified calls with a press of a button on the keypad SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Sectera® vIPer(TM) Universal Secure Phone by General Dynamics C4 Systems has been selected by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to replace outdated Secure Terminal Equipment (STE) phones. The vIPer Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) phone...

2014-05-08 08:39:51

Cyber Security Experts Join the Firm's Global Risk and Investigations Practice WASHINGTON, May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- FTI Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: FCN), the global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations protect and enhance their enterprise value, today announced the appointment of Thomas Brown and Christopher Tarbell in the Company's Global Risk and Investigations Practice ("GRIP"). Mr. Brown and Mr. Tarbell will bring sophisticated and comprehensive assistance...

Tech Firms Stand Against NSA, Call For Transparency In Data Requests
2014-05-02 14:41:10

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Apple, Facebook, Microsoft and other tech firms are taking a stand against data requests from government agencies. The companies are hoping to provide more transparency by disclosing such requests from law enforcement and other government entities, the Washington Post reports. "Major U.S. technology companies have largely ended the practice of quietly complying with investigators’ demands for e-mail records and other online data,...

2014-05-01 20:21:39

Industrial Control System Cyber Security will be a key focus of the Conference in Houston, May 19-21. HOUSTON, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PAS, a leading provider of automation software for process safety, cyber security, and asset reliability to the power and processing industries worldwide, today announced that FBI Special Agent Angela Haun will present at PAS' Technology Conference in Houston, May 19-21, 2014. Agent Haun will discuss InfraGard, a partnership between the FBI and...


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