Hacker Enlists Other Unwitting Hackers in Scam

Skilled malware writers have found a way for less experienced cyber criminals to do their work for them. A new freeware phishing kit being offered in hacker forums offers cyber criminals a way to set up fake websites and spam emails to capture users’ legitimate login credentials. However, the malware …

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Indian Cops Nab 'Notorious' Cyber Criminal

Police in India have arrested a “notorious inter-state cyber criminal” who is accused of hacking into the bank account of a Dehli resident. Ganesh Kumar Agarwal, aka Prince, was grabbed after allegedly using the hacked bank account to make online purchases. Members of the Cyber Crime Cell of Central Crime …

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CEO Who Cares: Rick Marcotte of DLT Solutions

Rick Marcotte is president and chief executive officer of DLT Solutions. As leader of the company, he makes sure his employees receive a well-rounded work environment by instituting a culture of employee accountability, collaboration and philanthropy. To create an infectious spirit of social consciousness at DLT, this “CEO Who Cares” …

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Friday Features

This week, AT&T Government Solutions’ Chief Financial Officer Gary Noyes spoke to ExecutiveBiz about goals he has for the firm. And Roger Anderson, Applied Signal Technology’s president of network intelligence, shared with TheNewNewInternet emerging technologies and processes that can be leveraged to improve cybersecurity in the federal government.

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FCC Hosts Forum to Discuss Health IT

Healthcare, technology, government and academic experts will convene to explore ways government can ensure the safety and reliability of wireless broadband-enabled medical devices while increasing their availability to consumers and healthcare providers, the Federal Communications Commission announced yesterday. Held in Washington, D.C., July 26-27, the meeting will feature panel and …

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E-Books Outsell Hardcovers on Amazon

Thanks to a price cut and the growing popularity of e-books, digital tomes are now outselling hardcovers on Amazon, the online retailer announced this week. After slashing the cost on its digital reader Kindle, Amazon saw an increase in the sales of the popular gadget and e-books. “We’ve reached a …

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New Structural Changes at SAIC

Science Applications International Corporation yesterday announced structural changes that will direct focus and resources to high-growth areas and provide enterprise-level emphasis on cybersecurity. Charles Koontz, president of the Information Technology and Network Solutions Group, will serve as executive vice president for strategic projects and report directly to Chief Executive Officer …

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Boeing’s C-17 May Be Out of Funding

Boeing’s C-17 cargo planes may not have a spot in the FY11 Defense Spending Bill, according to CongressDaily. Calling the aircraft wasteful, Defense officials have pushed for veto any motions to keep the program alive and that any additional orders would hinder the department’s efforts to cut spending. The House-passed …

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CIA Gets New Head of Clandestine Service

CIA Director Leon E. Panetta announced yesterday the appointment of John D. Bennett as the next head of the National Clandestine Service (NCS). Bennett will succeed Michael J. Sulick who is set to retire from the agency. The NCS is tasked with carrying out covert action and human intelligence (HUMINT) …

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Census Bureau Brings in New Security Policy

A new Census Bureau policy will allow managers to revoke the Internet privileges of employees who fail to follow established security protocols, according to Federal News Radio. “I don’t foresee it being something that’s abused,” said Tim Ruland, Chief Information Technology Security Officer at the Census Bureau. “I think it’s …

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Website Sued for Selling Personal Data

A Washington, D.C.-area resident has filed a lawsuit against a website for allegedly selling personal and financial data about individuals without their consent. Tom Robins claims that Spokeo.com, a website that allows users to search for an individual by name, phone number or email address, violated the Fair Credit Reporting …

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iPhone Thief Found by GPS

A 31-year-old man who stole and iPhone was arrested recently because police were able to track the GPS function of the phone. Horatio Toure rode a bicycle to a woman and grabbed her iPhone. However, the woman was carrying the iPhone used to demonstrate a real-time GPS tracking program, according …

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