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Attorney General asked to probe Epsilon's liability for breach

Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) is asking US Attorney General Eric Holder to investigate “possible civil and criminal liability” on the part of Epsilon for the data breach that has affected thousands of customers of major companies that use Epsilon’s email marketing services.
07 April 2011

Migration to IPv6 still slow reports EURid

Despite widespread reports that IPv4 numbers are running out – and with parts of Asia expected to run out completely later this year – EURid, the eu top level domain registrar, is reporting that the take-up of IPv6 numbers, and the understanding of the security needed, is still relatively low.
07 April 2011

A third of UK staff disclose company data to friends and family

Research released today by audit logging specialist LogRhythm claims to show that 37% of company employees disclose confidential company information to friends and family.
07 April 2011

Russian government blamed for LiveJournal DDoS attack

Reports are coming in that LiveJournal, one of the key web portals for uncensored political discussion in Russia, suffered from a series of major DDoS attacks last week.
07 April 2011

Neustar introduces cloud-based DDoS attack defence technology

Neustar has developed what appears to be one of the industry's first cloud-based anti-DDoS attack technologies. Known as SiteProtect, the cloud-based IP defence service is designed as an add-on for the firm's UltraDNS clients.
07 April 2011

University students warned on targeted phishing emails

The Students Loan Company has warned students of targeted phishing attacks where fraudsters are trying to extract student's bank details.
07 April 2011

EC to set RFID tag guidelines to address privacy concerns

An agreement between the European Commission (EC) and the European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA) commits to creating guidelines for the use of RFID (radio frequency identification device) tags after concerns about the privacy of user data.
07 April 2011

Google Chrome to protect against malicious downloads

Google has announced it is to put additional protection against malicious downloads in its Chrome browser.
07 April 2011

Anonymous group serves up DDoS attacks on Sony websites

The Wikileaks-inspired Anonymous hacktivist group has announced plans to stage a series of DDoS attacks against various Sony sites. The attacks are in retaliation, the group says, for the legal action against George Hotz, the famous hardware cracker.
06 April 2011

Applications pose greatest security risk to mobile devices, says M.A.D. CTO

No security risks are greater for mobile devices than those posed by applications, according to Rob Smith, chief technology officer of Mobile Active Defense (M.A.D.)
06 April 2011

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