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Second Russian pleads guilty in record US data breach

A second Russian man has admitted that he was part of a group of cybercriminals that carried out the largest data breach in US history.

The sad stats on state of cybersecurity: 70% attack go unchecked

A finance expert says that cybercrime is a major worry for American citizens. And, with up to one billion data records breached in the US alone last year, there is a lot to be concerned about.

80 percent of global merchants fail card data security tests

Around 80 percent of global merchants including retailers, financial institutions and hospitality firms have failed interim tests which show they are not in compliance with card data security standards.

Citigroup Hacked – Sometimes it is all About the Money

At least I don’t have to use the “S” word today! A New York Times story reports that Citigroup has disclosed that it had suffered a data breach that disclosed information about approximately 1% of its North American credit card holders. Based upon Citi’s annual report this would be about 210,000 affected customers. According to

Limewire, free software, and for-fee membership

…there are a number of other potential risks from offers like this (as I’ve pointed out before) … Paying for software that’s actually free and for services that aren’t worth the money … Paying for software that turns out to be malicious … Parting with credit card and other data that might be misused…

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