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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
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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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Legislation introduced to the Australian parliament would expand the power of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation to access networks as part of intelligence gathering, including the ability to access third party computers in order to then acc...

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Microsoft: decreasing trends in fake antivirus software
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Microsoft security researchers have noted a marked decrease in "rogue" antivirus software, or malware which scares a user into paying to remove a nonexistent threat. They largely attribute this to "greater education about the social engineering technique the rogues use, and the large number of legitimate, free antivirus products available on the market" driving the large players out of business. http://goo.gl/RddW7i

Entertainment

A 38-day DDoS attack targeted the websites of a video game company in what Incapsula believes was the result of a business feud. "The goal: nothing short of a complete takedown of this online business," Incapsula wrote in a blog post released this morning. The ...

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At the recent Blackberry Security Summit the future of mobile security was a hot topic of conversation. An analyst from Forrester Research, Inc., Tyler Shields, led the panel and brought up many pertinent topics, including the exponential growth of telecommunications network ...

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Cyber Spying a Growing Field of Study in UK

In an effort to help the growing cybercrime problem, GCHQ, the UK's government surveillance agency, approved six universities within the country to allow cybersecurity and cyber "spying" to become majors. The statement says, "Universities were tasked to provide “well-defined and appropriate content, delivered to the highest standard.” http://bit.ly/1zIn5rR

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Malware Fraud Rises in Q2

Kaspersky Labs released their Q2 report and the study's main point is malware fraud and its growth. The study says, "During the period ended June 30, cyber-criminals launched some 354.5 million attacks from online resources globally, 1.3 million more than the previous quarter." http://bit.ly/Yzc8eT

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Theft of 4.5 million hospital records accomplished via Heartbleed
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The theft of data on 4.5 million patients from Community Health Systems was reportedly perpetrated by exploiting the Heartbleed bug, making it the largest known attack using the flaw. According to David Kennedy, CEO of TrustedSec LLC, CHS employees use a Juniper Network VPN which was vulnerable to the infamous security hole, allowing attackers to steal credentials and gain access. http://goo.gl/hkSebV

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New site publicly shames websites and apps not using HTTPs
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A new site, http://httpshaming.tumblr.com , is hoping the name-and-shame method will encourage featured apps and websites to adopt HTTPs encryption for their traffic. Subjects publicly called out so far include password managers, travel apps, and local government websites, all of which use unencrypted traffic at certain points -- some more critical than others. http://goo.gl/GOu7hk

A newly-released report shows that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission -- which oversees the U.S. nuclear power industry -- was successfully attacked by cybercriminals three times over a three year period. One phishing attempt aimed to harvest cred...

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