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  • Cybercriminals target Google, LinkedIn and Mass Effect 3 users

    04.04.2012

    During March 2012, GFI Labs documented several spam attacks and malware-laden email campaigns infiltrating users’ systems under the guise of communications purporting to be from well-known companies and promotions for popular products and services.

  • Apple, Facebook and others named in privacy lawsuit

    19.03.2012

    Thirteen individuals have filed a lawsuit against a number of app makers including Path, Facebook, Instagram, Yelp and Rovio, accusing them of uploading the information stored in their mobile phones' address book to their servers and using the appropriated data for their own ends, Venture Beat reports.

  • Fake LinkedIn emails serve malware

    19.03.2012

    Emails purportedly coming from business-related social network LinkedIn have been hitting inboxes in the last couple of days, ostensibly reminding recipients of invitations they received: Unfortunately, the offered links take the users to a website hosting the BlackHole exploit kit, and if successful in taking advantage of existing vulnerabilities, it installs the well-known credential-stealing Cridex Trojan on the victims' machine.

  • Con artists love social networks

    19.09.2011

    Most social networks' users are hit by online scams almost daily - whether its the ubiquitous survey scam or the "share your cell phone number, get subscribed for a premium number service".

  • LinkedIn mimics Facebook, introduces questionable on-by-default feature

    11.08.2011

    Facebook's regular introduction of on-by-default features often creates quite a stir when first introduced.




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A data security guy's musings on the OPM data breach train wreck

There is still way too much apathy when it comes to data-centric security. Given the sensitive data the OPM was tasked with protecting, it should have had state-of-the-art data protection, but instead it has become the poster child for IT security neglect.


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