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Member and spokesperson for TeaMp0isoN arrested in Newcastle

A 17-year old has been arrested in Newcastle by the Police Central eCrime Unit (PCeU) and local Northumbrian Police officers for alleged offenses under the Computer Misuse Act.

Drowning in data: Security professionals look to metrics for a lifeline

Drowning in data: Security professionals look to metrics for a lifeline

Security professionals are experiencing an information overload and want better metrics to analyze the data so they can take action, according to a survey conducted by Dimensional Research on behalf of RedSeal Networks.

K-State receives Air Force contract to examine network "moving target" defense

K-State receives Air Force contract to examine network "moving target" defense

Kansas State University (KSU) has received a five-year, $1 million US Air Force (USAF) contract to study "moving target" defense for networks.

Rockefeller opposes dropping cybersecurity mandates from Senate bill

Rockefeller opposes dropping cybersecurity mandates from Senate bill

Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.), one of the sponsors of the Cybersecurity Act (S 2105), is refusing to drop mandatory cybersecurity standards for critical infrastructure companies as part of an effort to attract more Republican support for the measure.

Warning issued about DNSChanger malware and possible loss of internet access

Warning issued about DNSChanger malware and possible loss of internet access

The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is warning US-based internet users to check their computers for infection by the DNSChanger malware before the FBI knocks them offline in July.

Cybersecurity tops terrorism as US public's security priority

Cybersecurity tops terrorism as US public's security priority

The US public is more concerned about cybersecurity than terrorism, according to a survey by IT firm Unisys.

UNC Charlotte exposes 350,000 social security numbers of students, staff, and faculty

The University of North Carolina (UNC) at Charlotte has admitted that financial account numbers and 350,000 social security numbers of students, staff, and faculty were exposed to the internet, in some cases for more than a decade.

Winners and losers in European card fraud

FICO has produced an interactive map of Europe, showing the evolving European fraud landscape between 2006 and 2011.

DigiNinja analyzes the Twitter hack, and offers password advice to web services

Yesterday we reported that 55,000 Twitter accounts have been leaked on Pastebin. Security researchers Anders Nilsson and Robin Wood have separately analyzed the dump.

Queen’s Speech announces ‘measures... to access vital communications data’

As expected, the Queen’s Speech yesterday announced the intention of the UK Government to bring forward (during the current parliamentary session) measures to allow law enforcement and intelligence agencies access to ‘vital communications data’.

FTC requires Myspace to undergo audits for privacy policy violations

FTC requires Myspace to undergo audits for privacy policy violations

The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is requiring Myspace to submit to biennial privacy audits for the next 20 years as part of a settlement of charges that the company misrepresented its protection of users’ personal information.

Adobe ships patches for 13 critical flaws in various products

Adobe has shipped 13 patches to plug critical security holes in Shockwave, Flash Professional, Photoshop, and Illustrator that could enable an attacker to take control of a vulnerable system.

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