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2014-03-12 23:26:01

EC-Council addresses concerns regarding the breach of their website and sensitive member information. Albuquerque, NM (PRWEB) March 12, 2014 EC-Council takes the privacy and confidentiality of their customers very seriously. On Saturday, February 22nd, 2014, the ICANN-accredited domain registrar of EC-Council was compromised and as a result, EC-Council suffered a DNS Poisoning attack, which resulted in their website being defaced. EC-Council launched a comprehensive investigation and...

2014-02-11 08:40:25

Cyber threats and attacks have become more complex DALLAS, Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to Trend Micro Incorporated's (TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704) 2013 annual threat roundup report, "Cashing in on Digital Information," security breaches, cyber criminals, and organized attacks made it nearly impossible to keep personal and financial data private. Large-scale attacks on privacy and security are detailed in the report that covers online bank hacking, mobile threats, infrastructure attacks,...

2014-02-06 08:34:56

DENVER, Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Two national experts are available as media sources on a variety of topics related to data breach and personal identity theft. Former top Time Warner Cable executives Tom Feige and George Rentz now run Denver-based idRADAR (www.idradar.com). The company, founded in 2012, provides security solutions for individuals and corporations that protect and monitor identity data, credit information, Internet use, and digital communications. To arrange...

2014-02-04 16:27:50

BRYAN, Texas, Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- St. Joseph Health System (SJHS), a not-for-profit integrated Catholic health care delivery system, confirmed that between Monday, December 16 and Wednesday, December 18, 2013, the organization experienced a data security attack in which certain parties gained unauthorized access to a single server containing patient and employee files on its computer system. The unauthorized parties, operating from IP addresses in China and elsewhere, accessed a...

2014-01-31 23:33:03

Certification to safe harbor program signals adherence to European Commission's directive on data protection. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) January 31, 2014 One Safe Place Media Corp, one of the country’s leading offsite data protection and Online Business Backup companies, has successfully completed the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Framework certification process from the United States Department of Commerce. The U.S.-EU Safe Harbor program is a voluntary certification and ensures the company is...

2014-01-30 20:23:45

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Jan. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, California State Senate approved landmark online privacy legislation, SB 383 (Jackson), on a 21-13 vote. The Consumer Federation of California and United Food & Commercial Workers Union sponsored the bill. "Senate passage of SB 383 is a big step towards respecting the online privacy of California consumers, and a defeat for Apple and other corporate privacy invaders," stated Richard Holober, Executive Director of...

2014-01-28 23:04:35

Businesses Can Protect Customer Identities While Enabling Confidentiality on the Internet Through Anonymized Trusted Identity Networks San Jose, CA (PRWEB) January 28, 2014 ThreatMetrix™, the fastest-growing provider of context-based authentication and advanced Web fraud solutions, commemorates Data Privacy Day by announcing strategies for businesses to protect consumer identities without compromising privacy. In the age of big data, enterprises are collecting and sharing unprecedented...

2014-01-28 08:28:14

U.S. Consumer Confidence Index Shows Online Trust Hits Three-Year Low with Only 55 Percent of Internet Users Willing to Trust Most Businesses with Their Personal Data SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- To kick off Data Privacy Day 2014(#DPD14), TRUSTe®, the leading global Data Privacy Management (DPM) company, today released its latest U.S. Consumer Confidence Index, which shows that a high proportion of U.S. adults aged 18 and older are worried about their privacy online, online...

2014-01-21 23:24:29

U.S. - EU Framework further protects client data and privacy. Hawthorne, NY (PRWEB) January 21, 2014 Xand, the East Coast’s premier provider of colocation, cloud, disaster recovery, and managed services, announced today that it has successfully attained United States – European Union Safe Harbor Framework certification. Xand undertook internal audits to comply with the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Framework and the U.S.-Swiss Safe Harbor Framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of...

2014-01-14 08:35:53

In response to recent data breaches where credit card info was stolen from over 100 million shoppers, privacy company Abine offers free Masked Credit Card protection to all victims. BOSTON, Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Due to the overwhelming number of inquiries from Target and Neiman Marcus data breach victims, online privacy company Abine is providing Masked Credit Cards for free to exposed shoppers for their next online or offline purchases. Masked Credit Cards enable consumers...


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  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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