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Suspension of ISIS Twitter accounts reportedly complicates intelligence efforts
by Eric

While it makes sense for Twitter to ban accounts for terrorists posting violent and graphic content, it can also complicate certain operations. U.S. counterterrorism officials say Twitter’s crackdown on tweets from the Islamic State (ISIS) is complicating efforts to identify the terrorist group’s key members and activities by intelligence agencies that increasingly use social media to spy on the militants. http://goo.gl/DTvQFu

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The UPS Store is just the latest in a long string of companies that have been tied to point-of-sale (POS) malware so far this year. On Wednesday the company announced malware was discovered at 51 locations across 24 states, and that it may have expose...

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The FireEye Mobile Security Team studied the top 1000 Android apps to see how many communicate with their servers via secure network protocols, and whether the ones that do correctly implement the Android platform’s SSL libraries. They found that most either do...

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Most Notable InfoToday, UPS announced it suffered a data breach at 51 of its locations. The attack was perpetrated by malware and went undetected in their systems until sometime after March 26th. UPS stated, “customer names, postal addresses, email addresses and payment card ...

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FBI warns healthcare companies of hacking dangers
by Eric

After the theft of 4.5 million healthcare records from CHS, the FBI is warning others. "The FBI has observed malicious actors targeting healthcare related systems, perhaps for the purpose of obtaining Protected Healthcare Information (PHI) and/or Personally Identifiable Information (PII). These actors have also been seen targeting [...] valuable intellectual property, such as medical device and equipment development data." http://goo.gl/eH3hYV

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Hackers Can Mess with 911 Dispatches

A team of white hat hackers teamed up to investigate the vulnerabilities in the 911 dispatching system. The three hackers found several areas of concern, "aside from software glitches that can sometimes prevent medical help from being dispatched on time, they were concerned about the security of the address databases, populated by subscriber information from telecoms, that first responders rely on to locate victims." http://wrd.cm/1vm5JP0

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Hackers Attempt to Phish Everyone

Recent reports of phishing attempts on both HSBC Bank customers and JP Morgan & Chase customers are prolific. The JP Morgan & Chase scam starts with an email promising and encrypted message. The HSBC Bank scam begin with a fake log in page sent via email. Remember to go directly to your bank and log in if you think there is a problem, don't click email links.

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UPS Stores discover payment card breach after government warning
by Eric

UPS is reporting that 51 franchised UPS Store locations were hit by point-of-sale malware from January 20 until August 11, compromising at least 105,000 transactions. This is only about 1% of store locations, because franchised stores are on a different network than corporate stores. UPS says it began auditing POS systems for malware infections after receiving a July 31 government alert about a rise in POS malware attacks. http://goo.gl/ETCUUe

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If you think that retailers are the biggest target for cyber criminals, you have it more than a wee bit wrong. Hackers are really going after the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries. In fact, “Will Healthcare Be the Next Retail?” is the name of a recent report released by Bit...

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Professor hacks hospital server as a classroom demonstration
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University Health Conway in Louisiana is notifying more than 6,000 patients that a computer science professor from the City College of San Francisco accessed a server containing personal information while demonstrating computer system vulnerabilities to a class. The computer science professor notified University Health Conway the next day, and actions are underway to secure the server and increase security monitoring. http://goo.gl/s5ASes

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Machete Espionage Campaign Targets Latin America, Steals Gigs of Data
Kaspersky Labs discovered a new cyber-espionage campaign targeting high-profile victims in government, military and law enforcement for at least four years. Latin American countries were the focus; also targeted were Russia, Peru, Cuba and Spain. Simple tools were used, but the campaign has been effective, stealing gigabytes of confidential data through social engineering techniques that distributed malware, spearphishing, and web-based infections spread via fake blogs. http://goo.gl/wG1vxZ

Most Notable InfoIt recently came to light that the massive hack resulting in the loss of  data belonging to over 4.5 million people was a result of an exploit of the Heartbleed bug.  This is the first large scale attack using the bug that swept the internet in...

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