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Twitch hit by possible data breach, resets user passwords

Twitch is recommending users also change their passwords on other sites

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New malware program PoSeidon targets point-of-sale systems

The malware combines key logging and memory scraping functionality

Massive Enterprise Endpoint Security Opportunity

Next-generation endpoint security suite could be a billion dollar play

The Increasing Cybersecurity Attack Surface

New technology deployment opens cyber-threat vectors and makes security operations more complex

Proposed data breach notification bill criticized as too weak

The draft legislation would only apply to data linked to identity theft or financial fraud, not other customer information

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Corporate culture hinders cyber insurance buy-in

Homeland Security officials working to promote cyber insurance cautions that security issues are too often marginalized within the IT department rather being incorporated into the larger enterprise risk management framework.

Premera, Anthem data breaches linked by similar hacking tactics

Security analysts last year saw a fake domain spoofing Premera's name

Premera Blue Cross says data breach may affect 11 million customers

The information may have included bank account details and clinical information

State Dept. expects email back online later Monday

Unclassified Internet system was taken offline to improve security

State Dept. to shut down email system to clean out malware

The agency has been battling email hackers since late last year

Swedish prosecutor wants to interview Assange in London

Time is running out for the Swedes to prosecute Assange for alleged sexual molestation before the statute of limitations is reached

New ransomware program targets gamers

The program encrypts game saves, mods, maps and other user-generated content for a large number of popular games

Will Public/Private Threat Intelligence Sharing Work?

Past examples point to a mixed record of success and failure.

Man claiming half ownership of Facebook is now a fugitive

Paul D. Ceglia was arrested in 2012 for allegedly defrauding Facebook

Why Israel could be the next cybersecurity world power

There are plenty of cities in the U.S. that want to lay claim to becoming the "next" Silicon Valley, but a dusty desert town in the south of Israel called Beersheva might actually have a shot at becoming something more modest, and...

Book Report: @War: The Rise of the Military-Internet Complex

Shane Harris's book outlines the good, bad, and ugly history of federal cybersecurity programs.

Two indicted for stealing 1 billion email addresses in historic breach

The Vietnamese defendants are accused of using stolen email addresses for a spamming operation

Police arrest man in UK over US Defense Department network intrusion

The intrusion resulted in the contact information of 800 DoD employees being stolen from a satellite communications system

Mandarin Oriental removes malware after payment card breach

The hotel group has not identified the affected hotels

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