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2012-11-26 08:28:14

CLEARWATER, Fla., Nov. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In August 2012, yet not reported until October, one malicious email opened by an employee of the South Carolina Department of Revue caused a massive cyberattack - theft of 3.8 million tax returns, Social Security numbers of 1.9 million people, access to data on 699,900 business tax returns and 3.3 million bank accounts, according to NBC.com. KnowBe4, an internet security awareness training firm, says that attacks like this could be prevented by...

2012-08-06 02:29:45

CLEARWATER, Fla., Aug. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In preparation for the Republican National Convention (RNC), Security Awareness Training firm KnowBe4 and security expert Kevin Mitnick are offering free cybercrime prevention tips. The Republican National Convention will take place August 27-30, 2012, at the Tampa Bay Times Forum, and is expected to draw approximately 45,000 people, including delegates, media representatives and other tourists.(1) Local news station WTSP reports that the...

2012-06-18 02:31:12

CLEARWATER, Fla., June 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Internet Security Awareness Training firm KnowBe4 has joined forces with security expert and former hacker Kevin Mitnick. Once known as the world's most-wanted hacker, Mitnick now uses his expertise to help organizations identify, correct, and prevent network security vulnerabilities. Mitnick has taken the role of KnowBe4's Chief Hacking Officer. "We're excited to announce our partnership with Kevin Mitnick, who is widely recognized as today's...

2012-02-18 16:09:00

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- This video is released today by PlayerInjury.com to detail the concussion litigation against the NFL. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mK7AvKCbQyA To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/video-the-nfl-mislead-and-will-be-held-accountable-139584284.html The NFL "concussion" cases allege fraud and negligence against the NFL and accuses the league of hiding medical evidence about...

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2011-06-27 05:30:00

Lulz Security (LulzSec), a prominent group of rogue hackers who gained recognition for breaching websites of Sony Corp, the CIA and a British police unit, announced on Saturday that it is disbanding. LulzSec said in a statement that it had accomplished its mission to disrupt corporate and government bodies for entertainment. "Our planned 50 day cruise has expired, and we must now sail into the distance, leaving behind -- we hope -- inspiration, fear, denial, happiness, approval, disapproval,...

2011-01-19 13:00:00

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- With the increasing attention to public safety alerts and interoperability solutions, Craig R. Mitnick has created CRM Trust, a strategic advisory firm and speakers bureau. The firm provides a forum for Mitnick and his colleagues to share their extensive knowledge of effective communication strategies and interoperability solutions with government agencies, corporations and the public. CRM Trust delivers strategy that assures government entities...

2011-01-11 00:00:00

DerbyCon is a new hacker conference in the heart of Louisville, Kentucky's 4th Street Live. DerbyCon isn't just another security conference, we've taken the best elements from all of the conferences we've ever been to and put them into one. This conference is a place you can call home, where you can meet each other or new people, party, and learn. Berea, OH (PRWEB) January 10, 2011 Welcome to a new age in security conferences, a new beginning, and a new way to share in the information...

2010-12-14 07:00:00

HOBOKEN, N.J., Dec. 14, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Social engineering is the act of manipulating a person to accomplish goals that may or may not be in their best interest. This may include obtaining information, gaining access, or getting the target to take certain action. Many times social engineering is used in fraud, identity theft and malicious hacking. One of the most famous hackers in the world, and later security consultant Kevin Mitnick, popularized the term "social engineering",...

2010-07-13 08:20:00

QUANTICO, Va., July 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Justice's July 2010 edition of the FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin endorsed Nixle as the newest, most secure, and most reliable tool for law enforcement to communicate with the public. In a story about digital communications, the FBI's monthly Law Enforcement Bulletin stated, "The ability to limit information distribution to only those who need it offers Nixle a big advantage over other networking sites. Reducing the number of...

2009-12-08 14:09:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Nixle, the community information service that delivers authenticated, real-time updates and alerts to citizen subscribers, is quickly becoming the alert method of choice for law enforcement agencies across the country. Within the past few weeks, the system has been used to help bring a fugitive into custody, locate an elderly Alzheimer's patient and provide details on availability of H1N1 flu vaccination supplies. In just short of 8 months, more than...