Monthly Archives: September 2013

Cybersecurity Act 2013: CISPA VS NSA Phone Records Collection Fight Heads To Congress

  The Cybersecurity Act of 2013, or CISPA, is butting heads with the NSA phone records collection scandal in Congress. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, back in 2012 President Obama was considering enacting the Cybersecurity Act of 2013 via an executive … Continue reading

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  A survey conducted by IT recruitment specialists CWJobs.co.uk shows that 70% of IT professionals believe that hiring ex-hackers could be the solution to security problems. After all, who better to protect against intrusions than the people who do it … Continue reading

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Michelle Obama’s social security number hacked from data brokers’ network

  US First Lady Michelle Obama’s social security details have reportedly been hacked from networks of American data brokers. An investigation into the matter revealed that the hackers, who run an online market for confidential data, compromised computers on the … Continue reading

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Click-fraud malware employs new twist

Researchers are unclear about how this latest version is spreading, or how it is monetising itself.   The notorious Sefnit malware family that has been out of commission for the last two years is being used in a new click-fraud … Continue reading

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GAO: FIFTY PERCENT OF FEDS AREN’T INFORMED OF CYBER RISKS

  Federal agencies for 15 years have been unable to move cybersecurity off a list of the government’s most imperiled programs, with a new audit revealing a declining number of agencies — half — do not annually train employees on … Continue reading

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PB STATE AWARDED $2.4 MILLION, GRANTS TO INCLUDE CYBERSECURITY

  LAKE WORTH — Palm Beach State College will enhance its information technology, welding and machining programs using two grants totaling $2,387,539, newly awarded as part of the federal Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training grant program. The … Continue reading

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Rebooting high school: Hackers, revolutionaries & redesigners take on ‘Learning 2030’

  WATERLOO, ON, Sept. 26, 2013 –/PRNewswire/ – This weekend, some of the world’s brightest minds in education will gather to re-invent what high school could be like for the newborns of 2013. Equinox Summit: Learning 2030 begins September 29, 2013 … Continue reading

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6 Tips To Help Protect Your Social Media Accounts From Hackers

  What is up with all the social media hacks this week? I know it’s been bad for a long time, but several author friends have been hacked just this week alone — and it’s getting worse. How can we … Continue reading

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CSSS.NET to support Air Combat Command

WASHINGTON, Sept. 26 (UPI) — A $6.2 million award to provide operational and technical services to the U.S. Air Combat Command has been given to CSSS.NET, a cyber-security and IT company. The work will be performed for ACC’s Operational Support Center … Continue reading

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Hackers gather in Brussels to shed light on government surveillance

  A flock of 28 hackers, coders and web developers representing 13 different nationalities gathered in Brussels for the third edition of the EU Hackathon on Tuesday 24 and Wednesday 25, September. Their target? Government surveillance. Their motto? “Hack for your rights.” … Continue reading

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