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New York beefs up its cyber defences

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In the best 21st century thriller traditions, a mysterious new organisation called NYC Cyber Command (NYC3) is now working night and day to protect New York’s unwitting citizens from cyberattacks. Set up just under a year ago, the new cybersecurity agency has assembled a small, hand-picked team to fight the… Read more »

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New York magazine website hit by angry tourist hacker

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The website of New York magazine has been taken down by a tourist who was unhappy about being the subject of a prank attack whilst visiting the city. He was allegedly the victim of an incident involving a fake hand gun and other poor treatment whilst visiting the city a… Read more »

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NY regulators toughening cyber security requirements

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Financial regulators in New York are clamping down on cyber defence practices in banks and other financial institutions as a way of boosting security across the industry. The state’s top regulator said that they are looking into the possibility of requiring more complex computer certifications and sign-ins. Banks and insurance… Read more »

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No defence in Sony’s Cyber attack

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In April 2011, hackers attacked three networks operated by Sony for the benefit of Sony PlayStation owners. The hackers stole the nonpublic personal information of approximately one hundred million individuals, including financial account information. The breach forced Sony to take down the network for a month. Soon after Sony announced… Read more »

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