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  • PCI Issues Penetration Test Guidance

    Experts Debate Whether Advice Goes Far Enough PCI Issues Penetration Test Guidance

    Experts debate the value of new PCI guidance for how businesses should use penetration testing to identify network vulnerabilities that could be exploited for malicious activity. Does the new advice go far enough? Read more...

  • Surveillance Report Urges Transparency

    Calls for Rewriting UK Intelligence Law from Scratch Surveillance Report Urges Transparency

    Parliament's Intelligence and Security Committee has called for a reboot of the regulations that govern Britain's intelligence services, warning that the current approach "is unnecessarily complicated and - crucially - lacks transparency." Read more...

  • UK Police Arrest 57 Alleged Hackers

    U.S. Defense Dept. and Yahoo Hack Suspects Apprehended UK Police Arrest 57 Alleged Hackers

    British police over the course of this week launched 25 cybercrime-targeting raids and made 57 arrests, including suspects who have been tied to a U.S. Defense Department network intrusion, Lizard Squad attacks, as well as a massive Yahoo breach. Read more...

  • UK Telco Confirms Data Breach

    TalkTalk Says Fraudsters Are Using Stolen Data UK Telco Confirms Data Breach

    The U.K. telco TalkTalk warns that fraudsters are targeting its customers, using stolen customer data to trick them into paying for technical support and sharing bank account details. Read more...

  • Police Disrupt Banking Malware Botnet

    But Worldwide Impact of Ramnit Takedown May Prove Temporary Police Disrupt Banking Malware Botnet

    Authorities have disrupted a botnet that was serving up the Ramnit banking malware, which has infected 3 million PCs worldwide. But information security experts warn that the disruption will likely be temporary. Read more...

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    China Delays Tough Bank Tech Rules

    Banking Suppliers Would Have to Share Source Code By Mathew J. Schwartz
    China Delays Tough Bank Tech Rules

    Chinese officials have reportedly agreed to delay some banking-sector requirements aimed at foreign technology vendors, who were instructed to submit to rigorous audits and to add government-approved backdoors to their products.

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    GitHub DDoS Attack Traces to China

    Disruption Appears to Target Anti-Censorship Tools By Mathew J. Schwartz
    GitHub DDoS Attack Traces to China

    DDoS attackers have been targeting the popular code-sharing website GitHub. Security experts say the massive attacks appear to have originated from China and been designed to disrupt access to GitHub-hosted anti-censorship tools.

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    Tech Start-Up Slack Technologies Hacked

    Company Rolls Out Two-Factor Authentication Post-Attack By Marianne Kolbasuk McGee
    Tech Start-Up Slack Technologies Hacked

    Slack Technologies, a tech start-up that offers a group chat tool, announces it's rolling out two-factor authentication after hackers breached a database of user profile information.

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    Fighting U.S. Card Data Fraud Overseas

    Feds Advocate Law Changes to Ease Prosecution of Fraudsters By Mathew J. Schwartz
    Fighting U.S. Card Data Fraud Overseas

    To help take down global "carding" rings, the U.S. Justice Department wants to expand current law so it can prosecute those who commit fraud anywhere in the world that involves U.S. payment card data.

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    Why POS Malware Still Works

    Security Experts: It's Too Easy To Infect Retail Systems By Mathew J. Schwartz
    Why POS Malware Still Works

    New, advanced point-of-sale malware dubbed "Poseidon" can exfiltrate card data directly from every infected device. And security experts warn that too many retailers fail to test POS devices and segment networks to mitigate all malware threats.

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    Mobile: Fraud's New Frontier

    Mobile is quickly becoming the channel of choice for banking institutions and their customers, but the fraud risks are only starting to reveal themselves in the form of malware and account...

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    State of Global Fraud - Dealing with Today's Crimes and Anticipating Tomorrow's

    For more than 20 years Neira Jones has been assisting financial institutions with change management through innovation and partnerships. In this keynote address she will advise attendees on payments,...

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