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Sony sued over PlayStation Network hack

Sony is being sued in US court by gamers irked by news that a hacker cracked PlayStation Network defenses and pilfered data that could potentially be used for fraud or identity theft.

Apr 29, 2011
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Expert gives tips on safeguarding against data theft

Nick Feamster, assistant professor at Georgia Tech's College of Computing and researcher at the Georgia Tech Information Security Center offers his expertise on the Epsilon data breach and what users and custodians can do ...

Apr 11, 2011
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University posts info of 40K students

(AP) -- The Social Security numbers, grades and other personal information of more than 40,000 former University of Hawaii students were posted online for nearly a year before being removed this week, The Associated Press ...

Oct 29, 2010
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As e-voting comes of age, security fears mount

New technologies allowing voters to cast ballots via the Internet or other electronic means are catching on in the United States and elsewhere, even as fears mount about security of the systems.

Oct 24, 2010
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India allows telecom imports after 8-month ban

(AP) -- India has relaxed an eight-month ban on imports of telecommunication equipment, approving orders from China's ZTE and Huawei and Finland's Nokia Siemens Networks, executives said Wednesday, as security fears fade ...

Aug 25, 2010
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Security glitch exposes WellPoint data again

(AP) -- WellPoint Inc. has notified 470,000 individual insurance customers that medical records, credit card numbers and other sensitive information may have been exposed in the latest security breach of the health insurer's ...

Jun 29, 2010
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Cyber-whistleblower stuns Latvia with tax heist

(AP) -- Latvian officials struggled Wednesday to come to grips with an enigmatic group that stole millions of classified tax documents from government computers in a purported effort to expose waste and graft in Europe's ...

Feb 24, 2010
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Fixing the Cyber Security Problem

(PhysOrg.com) -- Our flawed approach to cyber security needs a dramatic overhaul -- and courts should lead the way to reform, argues Edward Imwinkelried, a professor of law at the University of California, Davis, and one ...

Sep 01, 2009
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Breaches emphasize need for scanning, encryption

Recent news reports indicate a computer containing confidential information about the helicopter that transports President Barack Obama was breached by a computer in Iran. In January, Heartland Payment Systems, a company ...

Mar 17, 2009
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