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2014-05-28 08:36:48

Report finds 8 key cybersecurity deficiencies and what organizations can do to combat them NEW YORK, May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PwC US and CSO magazine today released the 2014 U.S. State of Cybercrime Survey, an annual survey of cybercrime trends which reveals that while the number of cybercrime incidents and the monetary losses associated with them continue to rise, most U.S. organizations' cybersecurity capabilities do not rival the persistence and technological skills of their cyber...

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2011-07-08 11:50:00

The U.S. Secret Service raided the home of an artist who gathered images from a Apple store webcam in New York. Kyle McDonald allegedly installed software that photographed people looking at laptops then uploaded the pictures to a website. McDonald said he had obtained permission from a security guard to take photos inside the store. According to a report by BBC, the investigation was taking place under the "Fraud and related activity in connection with computers," which is the U.S. Code...

2011-04-18 23:01:00

NEW YORK, April 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Data loss through cyber attacks decreased sharply in 2010, but the total number of breaches was higher than ever, according to the "Verizon 2011 Data Breach Investigations Report." These findings continue to demonstrate that businesses and consumers must remain vigilant in implementing and maintaining security practices. The number of compromised records involved in data breaches investigated by Verizon and the U.S. Secret Service dropped from 144...

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...

2010-07-27 23:01:00

BASKING RIDGE, N.J., July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2010 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report, based on a first-of-its kind collaboration with the U.S. Secret Service, has found that breaches of electronic records last year involved more insider threats, greater use of social engineering and the continued strong involvement of organized criminal groups. The study, released Wednesday (July 28), also noted that the overall number of breaches investigated last year declined from the total...

2010-03-26 17:03:00

WASHINGTON, March 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The leader of the largest hacking and identity theft ring ever prosecuted by the U.S. government has been sentenced to 20 years and one day in prison for his role in a series of hacks into a major payment processor and several retail networks, announced Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division Lanny A. Breuer; U.S. Attorney for the District of Massachusetts Carmen Milagros Ortiz; U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York...

2010-02-19 16:28:00

MIAMI, Feb. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Jeffrey H. Sloman, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, Anthony V. Mangione, Special Agent in Charge, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Office of Investigations, John V. Gillies, Special Agent in Charge, FBI, Miami Field Office, Harold Woodward, Director of Field Operations, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Michael Johnson, Special Agent in Charge, Department of Commerce (DOC), Adam J. Szubin, Director,...

2009-12-29 15:04:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Albert Gonzalez, 28, of Miami, pleaded guilty today to conspiring to hack into computer networks supporting major American retail and financial organizations, and to steal data relating to tens of millions of credit and debit cards, announced Assistant Attorney General of the Criminal Division Lanny A. Breuer, U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey Paul J. Fishman, U.S. Attorney for the District of Massachusetts Carmen Milagros Ortiz and...

2009-09-11 11:38:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An international computer hacker pleaded guilty today to multiple charges relating to hacking activity and credit card fraud, announced Assistant Attorney General of the Criminal Division Lanny A. Breuer, Acting U.S. Attorney for the District of Massachusetts Michael Loucks, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York Benton J. Campbell and Director of the U.S. Secret Service Mark Sullivan. More than 40 million credit and debit card...


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