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  • Data breach at Boeing exposes 382,000 employees

    The third theft of a Boeing laptop in the last 13 months has exposed the data of nearly 400,000 employees and retirees. 

  • Hacker exploits UCLA database

    University staff notified over 800,000 potential victims after the discovery of the breach on Nov. 21. 

  • Security Bytes: Phishing worm spreads through MySpace

    In other news: Security researchers warn of a new flaw in Microsoft Windows and EveryDNS is hit by a massive botnet attack. 

  • Insider security threats come in many forms

    Insiders could be the greatest threat to a company's security. The best defense is to let them know Big Brother is watching and a plan to deal with troublemakers. 

  • Survey: Data breach costs surge

    A new study by the Ponemon Institute finds a 31% increase in the costs associated with a data breach. 

  • Feds get a D plus for data security

    An epidemic of data security breaches has swept across the federal government since early 2003, according to the House Committee on Government Reform. 

  • On privacy laws, every state is one of confusion

    While California's SB-1386 once seemed like a lone beacon in the night, many states now have laws that attempt to protect consumers' sensitive data. However, it's getting increasingly difficult to comply with the unique regulations in nearly two doze... 

  • Symantec Dark Vision app monitors underground IRC servers

    The research project keeps tabs on the hacker underground, providing new insight on activities like credit card theft and spamming. Likely a compelling law-enforcement tool, for now the security giant is keeping it under wraps. 

  • Are companies ready to trust DHS database?

    DHS is trying to convince private companies that any information submitted to the National Asset Database will be protected. It remains to be seen if the agency is succeeding. 

  • Survey: Data breaches difficult to spot, prevent

    IT pros worry that false positives and a lack of resources are preventing them from blocking data breaches, according to a survey conducted by the Ponemon Institute.