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Security Fix Archive: U.S. Government

Paper-based data breaches on the rise

More than one quarter of data breaches so far this year involved consumer records that were jeopardized when organizations lost control over sensitive paper documents. Experts say those incidents came to light in large part due to a proliferation of...

By Brian Krebs  |  December 10, 2009; 6:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Latest Warnings , Safety Tips , U.S. Government  
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DC businessman loses thousands after clicking on wrong e-mail

Pay-per-click revenue in the online advertising business may be diminishing for traditional media publishers, but thieves increasingly are earning five- to seven-digit returns when victims click on a booby-trapped link or attachment sent via e-mail. The latest victim to learn...

By Brian Krebs  |  December 1, 2009; 8:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (30)
Categories:  Latest Warnings , Nastygram , Safety Tips , Small Business Victims , U.S. Government  | Tags: zeus  
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Bill would ban P2P use on federal networks, PCs

The chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee introduced legislation on Tuesday to prohibit the use of peer-to-peer (P2P) file-sharing software across all federal government computers and networks. The "Secure Federal File Sharing Act" would direct the White...

By Brian Krebs  |  November 18, 2009; 12:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (22)
Categories:  U.S. Government  | Tags: p2p  
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Experts: Smart grid poses privacy risks

Technologists already are worried about the security implications of linking nearly all elements of the U.S. power grid to the public Internet. Now, privacy experts are warning that the so-called "smart grid" efforts could usher in a new class of...

By Brian Krebs  |  November 18, 2009; 9:33 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Categories:  Latest Warnings , U.S. Government  | Tags: privacy, smart grird  
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Eight indicted in $9M RBS WorldPay heist

Eight men have been indicted on charges that they hacked into credit card processing firm RBS Worldpay, and helped steal more than $9 million in a highly coordinated heist nearly a year ago, the U.S. Justice Department said Tuesday. The...

By Brian Krebs  |  November 10, 2009; 12:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Cyber Justice , U.S. Government , Web Fraud 2.0  | Tags: rbs worldpay  
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A makeover for federal cybersecurity reporting

The federal regulations telling agencies how to secure their computer networks are overdue for an overhaul: Even the author of the 2002 law now admits that it needs updating to reflect today's threats from hackers, viruses and cyber spies. Critics...

By Brian Krebs  |  October 30, 2009; 1:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Older Entries in This Category »

DHS: PhoneSnoop app bugs BlackBerrys, Brian Krebs , October 29, 2009
Barackobama.com 'hack' is a hoax , Brian Krebs , October 27, 2009
President Obama on Cyber Security Awareness, Brian Krebs , October 19, 2009
DHS Seeking 1,000 Cyber Security Experts, Brian Krebs , October 1, 2009
New IRS Scam E-mail Could Be Costly, Brian Krebs , September 28, 2009
Hackers Target House.gov Sites, Brian Krebs , August 6, 2009
A Bustling Week for Cyber Justice, Brian Krebs , July 1, 2009
Accused Spam King Alan Ralsky Pleads Guilty, Brian Krebs , June 23, 2009
The Fallout from the 3FN Takedown, Brian Krebs , June 9, 2009
Proposal Would Shore Up Govt. Cyber Defenses, Brian Krebs , April 27, 2009
Congress Investigating P2P Data Breaches, Brian Krebs , April 22, 2009
FTC Takes on Freecreditreport.com, Brian Krebs , March 20, 2009
Travel-Booking Site for Federal Agencies Hacked, Brian Krebs , February 18, 2009
Pharmacy Extortionists Take on CIA, DoD, FBI, NSA, Brian Krebs , November 24, 2008
So Much Spam From One Place?, Brian Krebs , November 18, 2008
Extortionists Target Major Pharmacy Processor, Brian Krebs , November 7, 2008
FBI, FTC Take Down Scammers & Spammers, Brian Krebs , October 22, 2008
Spammers Favor Obama Over McCain 7 to 1, Brian Krebs , October 7, 2008
October is Cyber Security (Un)Awareness Month, Brian Krebs , October 2, 2008
New Federal Law Targets ID Theft, Cybercrime, Brian Krebs , October 1, 2008
Software Lets Users Manipulate Passport Data, Brian Krebs , September 30, 2008
FBI Warns of Hit Man Scam Resurgence, Brian Krebs , August 29, 2008
Q&A With FBI's Cyber Division Chief, Brian Krebs , August 18, 2008
Senate Approves Bill to Fight Cyber-Crime, Brian Krebs , July 31, 2008
Patch (The Entire Internet) Tuesday, Brian Krebs , July 9, 2008
Online Sellers: Beware of Fake Check Scams, Brian Krebs , May 13, 2008
Stepped Up Cyber Role for Spy Agencies, washingtonpost.com Editors , May 2, 2008
Cyber Justice Chronicles, Brian Krebs , May 1, 2008
A Case of Network Identity Theft?, Brian Krebs , April 28, 2008
A Shifting Definition of 'Severity', Brian Krebs , April 22, 2008
Identity Theft Smash & Grab, CEO Style, Brian Krebs , April 15, 2008
Online Banking: Do You Know Your Rights?, Brian Krebs , April 10, 2008
Get Paid to Find 'Back Doors', Brian Krebs , April 9, 2008
Reach Out And Hack Someone, Brian Krebs , April 3, 2008
Cyber Attacks on the Campaign Trail, Brian Krebs , March 31, 2008
The Curious Case of Dmitry Golubov, Brian Krebs , March 28, 2008
The FDIC Computer Intrusion Report, Brian Krebs , March 5, 2008
Banks: Losses From Computer Intrusions Up in 2007, Brian Krebs , February 20, 2008
Fake Prez. Campaign Video Spreads Malware, Brian Krebs , February 14, 2008
Report: TSA Site Exposed Travelers To ID Theft, Brian Krebs , January 12, 2008
Sears's Privacy Promises Broken?, Brian Krebs , January 3, 2008
Feds Put More Botmasters, Phishers Behind Bars, Brian Krebs , November 29, 2007
MPAA University 'Toolkit' Raises Privacy Concerns, Brian Krebs , November 23, 2007
Security Pro Admits to Hijacking PCs for Profit, Brian Krebs , November 10, 2007
Russian Business Network: Down, But Not Out, Brian Krebs , November 7, 2007
Deconstructing the Fake FTC E-mail Virus Attack, Brian Krebs , November 5, 2007
'Net Governance Body Punts On WHOIS Privacy, Brian Krebs , October 31, 2007
Calculating the Costs of Cyber Crime, Brian Krebs , September 27, 2007
Is Cyber Crime Really the FBI's No. 3 Priority?, Brian Krebs , September 24, 2007
House Approves Anti-Caller ID Spoofing Bill, Brian Krebs , June 14, 2007
Tuning Up Uncle Sam's Cyber Crime Laws, Brian Krebs , May 15, 2007
 
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