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IBM X-Force Says Mobile Vulnerabilities Are Here and Growing

IBM released the results of its X-Force 2011 Mid-Year Trend and Risk Report finding that the security landscape is ridden with high-profile attacks, mobile vulnerabilities and more sophisticated threats such as “whaling.” The report is based on intelligence gathered through IBM’s research including monitoring and analyzing 12 billion security events since the beginning …

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Nokia Developer Forums Hit By Cyberattack

Nokia has suspended its developer forum website after it discovered a recent attack that resulted in members’ data being compromised. The database tapped by hackers included  member e-mail addresses and, in some cases, personally identifiable information such as birthdates, homepage URLs and screen names from messaging services such as AIM, …

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Man Pleads Guilty to Hacking OneSky Jets' Computer Systems

A Goffstown, N.H., man has pleaded guilty to repeatedly hacking into his former employer's computer systems and using that information to solicit new business for a competing company, the Justice Department announced. Lawrence R. Marino, 41, pleaded guilty to a one-count criminal information charging him with computer intrusion. In the …

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Sega Hack Impacts 1.3 Million Customers

Japanese video game maker Sega has become the latest victim of ubiquitous cyber attacks in which information belonging to 1.3 million customers was swiped, Reuters reports. In a statement released Sunday, Sega said names, birth dates, email addresses and encrypted passwords of Sega Pass online network members had been compromised; …

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UK Man Nabbed for Attempted Facebook Hack

A 26-year-old U.K. man was arrested last week after being accused of trying to hack into Facebook, IDG News reports. Few details are known about the alleged incident, but Facebook said last Friday no user information had been stolen and it is working with the FBI and Scotland Yard in …

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GovConExec Magazine Looks into the Insider Threat

The recent data breaches in and hacks of major companies such as Sony, PBS, Google, WordPress and Expedia have been a hot topic in the news lately. The government-contracting industry is far from immune from such attacks, as seen with Northrop Grumman and Lockheed Martin becoming the latest hacking victims. …

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