Sue Marquette Poremba

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International health information security standard and best practices issued

International health information security standard and best practices issued

A new standard spells out detailed controls for managing health information security.
Sep 11 2008 9:53AM
Unauthorised web servers connected to IRS network

Unauthorised web servers connected to IRS network

The US Internal Revenue Service found 1,811 unauthorised web servers connected to its network.
Sep 8 2008 9:44AM
Data breaches already surpass 2007 total

Data breaches already surpass 2007 total

The number of reported data breaches has already surpassed last year's total, according to a report from Identity Theft Resource Center.
Aug 27 2008 8:40AM
Spammers use Google name in junk mail assaults

Spammers use Google name in junk mail assaults

Google's hosted applications are always a favourite for spammers, and now Google Sites, a free hosting service, is moving to centre stage.
Aug 22 2008 10:25AM
Olympics news sites hit with attacks

Olympics news sites hit with attacks

Hackers are using SQL injection attacks to infect websites with updates on the Olympics.
Aug 13 2008 9:50AM
Social network providers working to stop attacks

Social network providers working to stop attacks

After the recent worm outbreak on Facebook and MySpace, the social networking sites and security experts are working to prevent future attacks.
Aug 11 2008 2:34PM
The implications of cybercrime's biggest ever bust

The implications of cybercrime's biggest ever bust

Recent arrests in the hacking of nine U.S. retailers and Countrywide Home Loans is just the tip of the iceberg of what's to come, according to experts in the security industry.
Aug 7 2008 9:59AM
Is Limbo 2 the ultimate trojan?

Is Limbo 2 the ultimate trojan?

Researchers have discovered a new trojan designed to steal information from large banking institutions.
Jul 21 2008 10:49AM
Romanian cybercrime ring busted

Romanian cybercrime ring busted

24 Romanians believed to be part of an organised cybercrime ring were arrested during the past week.
Jul 21 2008 10:42AM
Phishing attack targets Monster.com

Phishing attack targets Monster.com

A major job site is the latest phishing attack target. According to a McAfee Avert Labs blog, Monster.com was made to seem the source of phishing emails.
Jul 16 2008 9:55AM
Free software unveiled to help track lost laptops

Free software unveiled to help track lost laptops

College researchers in the US have developed free, open-source software that can track the location of a lost or stolen laptop.
Jul 15 2008 10:19AM
Fake Microsoft patch spam

Fake Microsoft patch spam

A new spam attack falsely alerts users to download a Microsoft patch in an attempt to install malicious malware.
Jul 3 2008 10:05AM
Researchers reveal VoIP vulnerabilities

Researchers reveal VoIP vulnerabilities

VoIPshield Laboratories has alerted companies that market voice over IP systems of new security vulnerabilities.
Jun 30 2008 10:09AM
Threat forecast predicts more Storm, spam, phish

Threat forecast predicts more Storm, spam, phish

Expect more malware, unwelcome email, and social engineering threats this season.
Jun 6 2008 10:13AM
Potential security breach by China?

Potential security breach by China?

A government laptop used by Secretary of Commerce Carlos Gutierrez may have been breached during a visit to Bejing last December.
Jun 3 2008 11:59AM
Asprox botnet malware morphs

Asprox botnet malware morphs

The Asprox botnet, initially exclusively used for phishing scams, is now an SQL injection vector for website attacks.
May 16 2008 10:00AM
Social networking site for hackers is unveiled

Social networking site for hackers is unveiled

A new website is designed to create a social network for white-hat hackers. The site, House of Hackers, went live on Monday and already has 500 members.
May 7 2008 10:19AM
Visa launches intelligent decisioning service

Visa launches intelligent decisioning service

Visa Risk Manager will address fraud losses and help issuers approve a greater number of legitimate credit and debit transactions.
Apr 21 2008 9:51AM

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