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Hack Attack: US Financial Institutions in the Cross-Hairs

Posted in Data Breach, Identity Theft

Written by Amy Malone Last week the FBI released a fraud alert warning financial institutions that cyber criminals have been using tactics such as spam and phishing emails to obtain employee log-in credentials.  After obtaining the credentials the hackers initiated wire transfers oversees.  A few days after the alert, Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase  and… Continue Reading

Beware the Weakest Link: Human Behavior

Posted in Data Breach, Data Breach Notification, Security

Written by Stephen Bentfield Today’s Washington Post includes a front page article that should serve as a warning to any employer about increasingly sophisticated social engineering attacks that exploit one key vulnerability that is essentially immune to technical solutions:  their employees.  Social engineering attacks work by exploiting the natural human tendency to trust and thereby… Continue Reading

LinkedIn Passwords Hacked – UPDATE

Posted in Data Breach

4:44 PM — LinkedIn has confirmed reports of hacking –   It’s time for a little password hygiene. ZDNet reports that a Russian organization claims to have downloaded over 6.4 million passwords from LinkedIn.  They also report that some 300,000 of them may have already been accessed.  LinkedIn has yet to confirm these details… Continue Reading

Video: The Changing Threat Landscape

Posted in Security

To bring you up-to-date on what security professionals see as threats to the enterprise, our friends at Threatpost have produced an interesting video that can be viewed here.   It’s worth a look.