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Denver-based Ping Identity gets $35 million investment boost InfoSec News (Sep 19)
http://www.denverpost.com/business/ci_26556583/denver-based-ping-identity-gets-35-million-investment

By Laura Keeney
The Denver Post
09/18/2014

Recent data breaches at high-profile companies such as Home Depot and
Goodwill Stores have thrust Internet security back into the spotlight, and
one local company is on the verge of a giant leap forward in the mission
to make data safer.

Denver-based Ping Identity is expected to announce early...

China Wants To Replicate NSA’s Cyber Schoo ls InfoSec News (Sep 19)
http://www.defenseone.com/threats/2014/09/china-wants-replicate-nsas-cyber-schools/94475/

By Aliya Sternstein
Nextgov
Sept 18, 2014

Chinese universities are welcome to adopt the U.S. National Security
Agency’s cyber education program, the top U.S. computer security education
official said, after a recent trip to Beijing.

Entrepreneurs in China have voiced support for improving the notoriously
spotty relations between the U.S. and China in...

Attend Cyber Security EXPO – ExCel London , 8-9 October 2014 InfoSec News (Sep 19)
Cyber Security EXPO is a new event for everybody wanting to protect their
organisation from the increasing commercial threat of 21st century
cyber-attacks. The challenge of securing corporate data and networks to
mitigate risk is greater than ever, so Cyber Security EXPO has been designed to
include the following themes - Internet & Network Security, Cyber Crime, Log
Data & Advanced Analytics, Identity & Access Management,...

Crime Ring Revelation Reveals Cybersecurity Conflict of Interest InfoSec News (Sep 19)
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/crime-ring-revelation-reveals-cybersecurity-conflict-of-interest/

By Erik Schechter
Scientific American
Sep 15, 2014

A small cybersecurity firm claimed this summer to have uncovered a scam by
Russian Internet thieves to amass a mountain of stolen information from
420,000 Web and FTP sites. The hacker network, dubbed “CyberVor,”
possessed 1.2 billion unique credentials—a user name and matching...

Home Depot: 56M Cards Impacted, Malware Contained InfoSec News (Sep 19)
http://krebsonsecurity.com/2014/09/home-depot-56m-cards-impacted-malware-contained/

By Brian Krebs
Krebs on Security
Sept 18, 2014

Home Depot said today that cyber criminals armed with custom-built malware
stole an estimated 56 million debit and credit card numbers from its
customers between April and September 2014. That disclosure officially
makes the incident the largest retail card breach on record.

The disclosure, the first real...

Be wary of espionage trap surrounding us InfoSec News (Sep 18)
http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/n/2014/0918/c90780-8784206.html

Global Times
September 18, 2014

According to foreign media outlets, Ma Jisheng, who served as Chinese
ambassador to Iceland, was allegedly arrested by the Ministry of State
Security earlier this year on suspicion of passing intelligence to Japan.
In recent years, we have frequently witnessed vicious incidents where top
Chinese diplomats, military officers and senior research...

Fixing HealthCare.gov security InfoSec News (Sep 18)
http://www.csoonline.com/article/2685234/data-protection/fixing-healthcare-gov-security.html

By Antone Gonsalves
CSO
Sep 17, 2014

While the security weaknesses found in HealthCare.gov by a U.S. government
watchdog need to be addressed, they are not unusual for sites as complex
as the federal insurance exchange, experts say.

In a report released Tuesday, the Government Accountability Office found
problems in the "technical controls...

Chinese hackers successfully attacked military contractors for 12 months: Senate probe InfoSec News (Sep 18)
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/sep/17/chinese-hackers-successfully-attacked-military-con/

By Douglas Ernst
The Washington Times
September 17, 2014

A yearlong investigation into cyberattacks on U.S. military contractors
for U.S. Transportation Command found that 50 such incidents occurred over
the 12 months beginning June 1, 2012.

“These peacetime intrusions into the networks of key defense contractors
are more evidence of...

Senior IT worker at top tech law firm arrested for insider trading InfoSec News (Sep 18)
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2014/09/senior-it-worker-at-top-tech-law-firm-arrested-for-insider-trading/

By Joe Mullin
Ars Technica
Sept 17 2014

A senior IT employee with the law firm Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
has been arrested for grabbing the firm's confidential client information
and using it to trade stocks.

FBI agents arrested 41-year-old Dimitry Braverman at his San Mateo,
California, home on Tuesday morning,...

Siemens Backs Israeli ‘Predictive Malware ’ Cyber Firm CyActive InfoSec News (Sep 18)
http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2014/09/18/siemens-backs-israeli-predictive-malware-cyber-firm-cyactive/

By CHRISTOPHER ALESSI
Wall Street Journal - Digits
Sept 18, 2014

The venture capital unit of German industrial giant Siemens said Thursday
it was investing an undisclosed sum in Israeli cyber-security startup
CyActive.

Launched in 2013, CyActive gained traction earlier this year when it was
accepted into the Cyber Labs startup incubator, an...

Amazon fixes security flaw in Kindle ebooks InfoSec News (Sep 17)
http://www.itpro.co.uk/security/23124/amazon-fixes-security-flaw-in-kindle-ebooks

By Clare Hopping
IT Pro
17 Sep, 2014

Amazon has responded to complaints about malware present on Kindle ebooks
by fixing the security flaw.

Yesterday, it was revealed that some ebooks downloaded from the internet
were installing malware on the ereader, meaning hackers could potentially
gain access to users' Amazon accounts or personal details for identity...

Nigerian bank falls victim to $40 million insider cyber-heist InfoSec News (Sep 17)
http://www.finextra.com/news/fullstory.aspx?newsitemid=26446

Finextra.com
15 September 2014

Nigerian police are on the hunt for an IT staffer at Skye Bank who hacked
into the bank's systems and transferred $40 million to a raft of bogus
accounts before going on the run.

Thirty-eight year old Isoko resident Godswill Oyegwa Uyoyou is alleged to
have conspired with a criminal gang to access the bank's computer system
and inflate the...

Hacker exploits printer Web interface to install, run Doom InfoSec News (Sep 17)
http://arstechnica.com/security/2014/09/hacker-exploits-printer-web-interface-to-install-run-doom/

By Sam Machkovech
Ars Technica
Sept 15 2014

On Friday, a hacker presenting at the 44CON Information Security
Conference in London picked at the vulnerability of Web-accessible devices
and demonstrated how to run unsigned code on a Canon printer via its
default Web interface. After describing the device's encryption as
"doomed,"...

Hackers had access to Goodwill hosting provider for 18 months InfoSec News (Sep 17)
http://www.computerworld.com/article/2684180/hackers-had-access-to-goodwill-hosting-provider-for-18-months.html

By Jeremy Kirk
IDG News Service
Sep 16, 2014

Hackers evaded security systems for a year-and-a-half at a hosting center
that processed payment cards for Goodwill Industries, using the same type
of malware that struck Target and other major retailers to steal card
data, according to the charity's software vendor.

In its first...

JP Morgan denies that system blueprints were stolen in June cyber attack InfoSec News (Sep 17)
http://www.computing.co.uk/ctg/news/2369726/jp-morgan-denies-that-system-blueprints-were-stolen-in-june-cyber-attack

By Graeme Burton
Computing.co.uk
16 Sep 2014

More details have emerged about the attack on banking giant JP Morgan,
which saw sensitive banking systems hacked and details about clients and
deals apparently transmitted to systems in Russia.

The breach occurred in June, but has only recently been disclosed.

According to the...

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