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President's Cyber Response Directive Gets Mixed Reviews
healthcareinfosecurity.com
Security experts disagree about whether a new presidential policy directive on how to coordinate response to a large-scale cyber incident is well-designed. While some say its far too complex to work, others say it reflects current practices.
Should Secret Service Protect Emails of Future Presidents?
nextgov.com
The Secret Service, in most situations, "does not secure the computer systems" of political organizations, nor does it "secure the computer systems of individuals, to include protectees," like major presidential candidates, according to a legal summary the Secret Service provided Nextgov.
Citibank Sysadmin Gets 21 Months in Jail for Wiping Bank's Routers
softpedia.com
A Texas judge sentenced Lennon Ray Brown, 38, to 21 months in prison for intentionally wiping out the configuration of nine out of ten Citibank routers, causing the bank's entire network to go down for hours in December 2013.
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TODAY'S IDENTITY THEFT & SCAM NEWS
88% of All Ransomware Is Detected in the Healthcare Industry
Thursday, July 28, 2016
helpnetsecurity.com
“Healthcare has been a target for ransomware campaigns because the industry has often paid ransom to retrieve vital customer data quickly. Furthermore, healthcare organizations use an abundance of systems and devices that are crucial pivot-points for an attacker, and they can even be victims of ransomware themselves,” said Rob Kraus, director of research, Security Engineering Research Team, Solutionary.
Man Facing Unemployment Fraud, Identity Theft Charges
Thursday, July 28, 2016
norwichbulletin.com
According to the arrest warrant affidavit, Dean fraudulently collected $4,065 in unemployment benefits from December 2014 through March 2016 by using the name and Social Security number of a Hartford man.
Fear of Hacking: Internet-Connected Cars and Home Security Video Top Survey
Thursday, July 28, 2016
scmagazine.com
What internet-connected device do most people fear getting hacked? The majority of respondents to a just released survey from Vormetric answered: Their car and home security camera.
7 Ways to Charm Users out of Their Passwords
Thursday, July 28, 2016
darkreading.com
Smart organizations insist on some sort of formal training at least once a year to remind users about the importance of password security.
Man Charged With Making Fake Benjamins Faces Judgment in NY
Thursday, July 28, 2016
pymnts.com
The defendant is charged with selling thousands of dollars of counterfeit money to a Secret Service agent who was pretending to be part of a New York-based crime group. Houssein is charged with selling close to $150,000 in fake $100 bills that were of a high quality. The alleged criminal also sold $150,000 in fake euros.