No Ground Gained in Data Theft War
Boston Globe 
By: Hiawatha BrayThere have been more than 200 cases of lost or stolen personal data affecting 8.5 million Americans during the first half of this year, according to a San Diego research group, as a new wave of political and amateur hackers commit data breaches such as …
High-Tech Hacker Gets Almost 8 Years in $3M Seattle Theft Ring 
The Seattle Times 
By: Mike CarterThey then would hack into the company’s network from outside, cracking the security code and accessing company computers and information. In other cases, they would physically break into the company and install “malware” on a computer designed to …
The Worst Security Snafus of 2012 – So Far
Computerworld New Zealand
By: Ellen MessmerFrom the embarrassing hack of a conversation between the FBI and Scotland Yard to a plethora of data breaches, security snafus have ruled the first half of 2012. Here’s a look at some of the worst … Researchers from Seculert discovered what they
say …Cyber War on Iran Has Only Just Begun By: Dan De LuceBy pushing the boundaries of cyber warfare, the United States has left itself open to retaliation. But US officials clearly view the risks associated with digital strikes as dwarfed by the dangers of an all-out war with Iran. Bombing raids are “more …Safe Harbor Not Safe Enough for EU Cloud 
By: Brian Proffitt

A July 2 recommendation from an independent European advisory body states “Safe Harbor” data protection agreement between the US and EU is not enough to provide true security for European organizations’ data. Such an …


Government-Data Leak Includes NIH FilesWall Street Journal 
By: Thomas M. Burton

The wider extent of the data breach was disclosed in a letter late Monday from Sen. Chuck Grassley (R., Iowa) to the documents-management company, Quality Associates Inc. of Fulton, Md. It wasn’t clear who may have seen the NIH files or what damage …

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