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China announced that it plans a new campaign aimed at ‘cleaning up’ the Internet. The campaign is designed to purge everything from pornography to ‘rumors’ that may undermine the power of the Chinese Communist party. Critics claim this is a renewed attempt to quash dissent. The ca...

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Micro grids pose technological difficulty, but great reward
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Micro grids are a challenging answer to protecting the electric grid. One researcher has created "a new type of circuit breaker that would safely allow micro grids, which use DC current rather than the utility-scale AC current, to disconnect from the main grid and operate even if the main grid loses power." http://goo.gl/y5YTru

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Arrests made in ‘Anonymous’ OpKorea threats
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The South Korean government arrested three suspects for making threats against the government. The suspects claimed to be associated with Anonymous, and launched social media pages to gain support for OpKorea. It appears the 3 have no hacking skills and other members from Anonymous deny any plans to attack South Korea. http://goo.gl/KUFXnD

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Password sharing and insider threats major concerns for healthcare IT
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30% of healthcare employees report sharing passwords, which may be one reason why 16% of healthcare IT pros are more concerned about internal threats than external threats, compared to 7% for other industries. In addition, 82% said their organization was HIPAA compliant, 7% said they were not, and 11% didn’t know. http://goo.gl/h4J6nZ

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The Daily Roundup Most Notable Info A new Ponemon study was conducted recently on the topic of communication in IT work settings, and the results are not great. The study was sponsored by FireMon, “the leading provider of proactive security intelligence solutions,” and reveals s...

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Biometrics
have become the newest trend in mobile technology; however, companies have been
unsuccessful at developing biometric technologies that are both secure and
convenient for the consumer. Hoyos Labs, a digital
infrastructure security company, presents HoyosIDTM, a mobil...

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Steam Guard phishing scheme undermines location-based security
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A new phishing scam targets gamers who use the extra layer of security from Steam Guard. It asks for usernames and passwords, and prompts the user to install an update which actually disables the location-checking security feature. http://goo.gl/gop1Zq

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Virgin email error bombards users with hundreds of unwanted emails
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An email slipup (apparently sending a mass message without properly using BCC) by Virgin Media meant that 135,000 of its customers were bombarded by hundreds of unwanted emails, overwhelming many individuals and businesses. http://goo.gl/ChnmOI

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#OpSriLanka launched by hacktivists
by Mike

Hacktivists from different teams have launched attacks aimed at Sri Lanka. The attacks consist of website defacements and DDoS attacks. Several government websites were defaced and suffered downtime because of DDoS attacks. The attacks are a protest against how the government treats the Tamil minority. http://goo.gl/TFgiz7

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Finally, retailers and banks have agreed to work together to fight data breach incidents, foregoing the finger-pointing of who’s responsible for prevention and recovery. This means both entities will work to improve technology that will protect consumers. Historically, the squabbl...

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Hackers are now targeting children's school districts. Over $163,000 was almost stolen from Caledonia School District in Michigan after hackers sucessfully phished the accounts payable clerk. The hackers were able to obtain over $8,000 but the transfer of $155,000 was delayed and ...

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Nigerian army website hacked, defaced
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The Nigerian cyber army, a group of Nigerian hackers, hacked and defaced the Nigerian Army’s recruitment website. The defacement contained a warning that the group will return and will hack more government websites. The army quickly regained access to the website. http://goo.gl/bPO0Kk

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