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  • Europol Details Online Jihadist Hunt

    Extremist Propaganda Targeted By EU Internet Referral Unit Europol Details Online Jihadist Hunt

    Europol has launched a new EU Internet Referral Unit to combat online terrorist propaganda, disrupt extremist recruitment and coordinate related intelligence-gathering and law enforcement response. Read more...

  • OPM Breach: China Is 'Leading Suspect'

    But Intel Chief Urges Policymakers to Improve Defenses OPM Breach: China Is 'Leading Suspect'
    U.S. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper

    China is the "leading suspect" behind the OPM breach, says Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, who adds that until the U.S. can meaningfully deter such attacks, it must focus on getting better at defense, not retribution. Read more...

  • Europol Targets Ukrainian Botnet Gang

    Alleged Zeus, SpyEye Banking Trojan Cybercriminals Arrested Europol Targets Ukrainian Botnet Gang

    European authorities say they have disrupted a Ukraine-based cybercrime gang tied to $2.2 million in fraud in Europe, the United States and beyond, perpetrated via banking Trojans, botnets and hacking-for-hire services. Read more...

  • Europol Targets Extremists Online

    But Experts Question Usefulness of Social Media Blocks Europol Targets Extremists Online

    Law enforcement officials in Europe plan to disrupt the use of social media to broadcast "terrorist and extremist propaganda," but security experts questioned whether such moves will blunt the recruitment of new ISIS fighters and so-called "jihadist brides." Read more...

  • Apple, Samsung Devices: Bug Warnings

    Over 600 Million Samsung Devices at Risk from Keyboard Flaw Apple, Samsung Devices: Bug Warnings

    Security researchers warn of "Xara" flaws in Apple iOS and OS X that could be used to intercept passwords and banking data, as well as a keyboard app that puts more than 600 million Samsung device users at risk. Read more...

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    Cisco to Acquire OpenDNS

    $635 Million Deal to Boost 'Internet of Things' Security By Mathew J. Schwartz
    Cisco to Acquire OpenDNS

    Cisco announced plans to pay $635 million to purchase cloud security firm OpenDNS to better secure the "Internet of Everything." OpenDNS says the acquisition will leave its products and personnel intact.

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    PCI Encryption Standard Updated

    How Optional Standard Can Ease PCI-DSS Compliance By Tracy Kitten
    PCI Encryption Standard Updated

    The PCI Security Standards Council has just released version 2 of its point-to-point encryption standard. Jeremy King of the PCI SSC explains how this optional standard can complement PCI-DSS compliance.

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    China, U.S. Plan Cyber Code of Conduct

    Obama Presses Chinese Government to Lower Cyber Tensions By Mathew J. Schwartz
    China, U.S. Plan Cyber Code of Conduct

    China and the U.S. have agreed to create a new cyber "code of conduct." The move comes in the wake of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management breach, with President Obama urging Chinese officials to help lower cyber-related tensions.

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    Airline 'Hack' Was Denial of Service

    'Deliberate Attack' Disrupted Issuing Flight Plans By Mathew J. Schwartz
    Airline 'Hack' Was Denial of Service

    A "deliberate" denial-of-service attack against state-owned LOT Polish Airlines resulted in ground crews being unable to generate flight plans. The airline now says its systems were not hacked, but rather disrupted, and that all airlines face similar risks.

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    OPM Breach Victims: Tens of Millions?

    FBI Director Sees Scale of Breach Expanding By Mathew J. Schwartz
    OPM Breach Victims: Tens of Millions?

    The hack of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management may have exposed personal information for "tens of millions" of people, a new report says, with a single database containing information for 18 million people.

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