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Earlier this week Mandiant released a report about an advanced persistent threat APT1  , where they reveal evidence of cyber espionage targeting a variety of organisations around the world.

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Privacy Breaches – Carrot or Stick?

Interesting article in the NY Times here

It discusses the loss of an unencrypted laptop by a NASA employee that contained the confidential details of 10,000 employees including names, birth dates, social security numbers and, in some cases, personal information from background checks.

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Whitelists & Blackhats

The news yesterday and Monday was all about Telecom’s Xtra service and Yahoo. The media were outraged on behalf of everyone and a number of commentators took to the airwaves to tell us just how bad this was.

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Compliant Does Not Equal Secure.

On the 30 March Global Payments Inc. announced that it had suffered a data breach that had led to the Track 2 (i.e., the primary account number, expiration date, service code, PIN and CVV number) data of approximately 1.5 million credit cards being “exported” from its North American payment processing system.

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