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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Google Chrome to protect against malicious downloads

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

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.

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.)

The London Clinic peps up its disaster recovery plans

The London Clinic, the UK's largest independently owned non-profit hospital with 270 beds, has announced it has significantly enhanced its IT disaster recovery systems, as well as improving data access to its clinical staff across the hospital campus.

Cybercriminals going for quantity over quality in attacks

According to CommTouch, over the last two weeks, virus distributors have been using an old standby - email - to delivering their malware. And at one point, says the IT security vendor, malware-laden email accounted for more than 30% of all email received.

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