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Kentucky 47th state to enacts Data Breach

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On April 10, 2014, Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear signed H.B.232 into law, making Kentucky the 47th state to enact data breach notification legislation. Prior to H.B. 232, Kentucky was one of only four states—including Alabama, New Mexico, and South Dakota—that had not adopted data breach notification legislation. H.B. 232 also includes… Read more »

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Queensland Police arrest man for allegedly hacking US gaming site

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A 21-year-old man alleged to have hacked a United States-based online gaming developer’s computer network has been arrested in Poona, Queensland by the Queensland Police Fraud and Cyber Crime Group. The alleged offences include hacking the US company’s computer network and accessing databases. The man is also said to be… Read more »

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Charges in US web-link sharing case lowered

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The US government has applied to drop some charges against a journalist who shared web links to stolen documents. In 2012, US citizen Barrett Brown shared links to documents stolen by Anonymous hackers from intelligence firm Stratfor. Sharing the links led to charges of identity theft because the documents listed, among… Read more »

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Pupils hack teachers’ computers to alter grades

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Corona Del Mar High School, in Newport Beach is at the centre of a hacking scandal after eleven students have been expelled for allegedly hacking teachers’ computers and changing their grades. Newport Beach police believe a private tutor 28-year-old Timothy Lai assisted the students in compromising school computers and manipulating grades…. Read more »

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US Craft Store Michaels latest large retailer to be hacked

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Another major US retailer may have been the victim of a data breach aimed at customers’ debit and credit cards. After major US retailer Target found themselves under fire for compromising 40m payment cards in December, as well as the subsequent revelation in mid-January that the personal information of 70m customers… Read more »

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Target data breach victims soars up to 110m

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This week, Target revealed that information has been stolen from as many as 110m customers in it’s pre-Christmas data breach. This number is substantially more than the amount that Target initially said were affected. The chain also indicated its sales have been hurt by the breach, cutting its forecast for fourth-quarter… Read more »

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US state to tighten laws against cyber harassment

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Cyber harassment could soon be considered a crime in the state of New Jersey. The crackdown on cybercrime could land offenders in jail for up to 18 months or issue them with a hefty fine of up to $10k. State senator, Donald Norcross wants to cover the ‘cyber loophole’ under current law… Read more »

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Artificial intelligence can crack Captcha security

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US firm Vicarious has developed software which can “think and learn like a human” with algorithms which can mimic the processes of the human brain. The company has used its software, named “Recursive Cortical Network software,” to solve Captcha tests which are commonly used as a security measure to detect… Read more »

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NCA arrest UK man for hacking US military and government networks

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A 28-year-old British man from Suffolk has been arrested on suspicion of hacking into the US army and US government networks. The National Crime Agency [NCA] arrested the man under the Computer Misuse Act as he is suspected of “network intrusion offences.” v3 reports that the head of the NCA’S… Read more »

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