Free shredding event in Montgomery to avoid identity theft

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) – The Montgomery Clean City Commission, MAX Credit Union, AARP Alabama, Gilmore Services and Walmart #4691 are offering free on-site document destruction for residents in Montgomery. Residents are encouraged to bring up to five bags or boxes of old personal information to a mobile shredding truck that…


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Operation Kalmyk: Hacking investigation to drop action

An investigation into alleged computer hacking by a private investigator will not pursue further action against anyone, Metropolitan Police says. Operation Kalmyk looked at computer hacking offences in relation to suspected business espionage. As part of Kalmyk, which began in 2011, 22 people were interviewed under caution, 15 of them…


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It’s the anniversary of the infamous iCloud sex hack, but cops are no closer to nailing the culprit

Today is the first anniversary of the huge naked celebrity picture leak known as The Fappening, but cops have still not managed to arrest the pervy perpetrator. On this day last year, hundreds of graphic sexual pictures of stars including Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton were leaked online, prompting condemnation…


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Def Con 23: Where PR stunts and hackers come together

Having outgrown the odiferous corridors of the Rio, hacker conference Def Con entered this year by relocating to Bally’s Hotel and Casino — a venue described to me, in turns, by a Mandalay Bay hairdresser as “a shithole,” a taxi driver as “a punishment” and a Mandarin Hotel bar waitress…


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Hackers turn off Tesla Model S at low speed: FT

A report in the Financial Times says cyber security researchers were able to hack into and gain control of a Tesla Model S and shut the vehicle down at a low speed. The researchers, Lookout Security CTO Kevin Mahaffey and Cloudflare head security researcher Marc Rogers, used a network cable…


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Details of hacker insider trading scheme revealed

Prosecutors have revealed the details of a scheme that saw stock traders and hackers team up to make as much as $100m (£64m) in illegal profits over five years. Charges were brought against nine people in an insider-trading case that involved the use of 150,000 press releases stolen from distributors…


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Hacker summer camps crash Las Vegas this week

It’s summer camp for hackers in Las Vegas this week. That’s how event organizers describe three tech conferences — Black Hat USA, DEF CON and B-Sides LV — that are scheduled concurrently each summer. When the hackers are in town, mischief is often close behind. Last year at the Mandalay…


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New cyber programs debut in California, Louisiana

Local, state and federal government share the same challenges when it comes to cybersecurity: keeping ahead of the hackers in the IT arms race and recruiting cyber talent to defend systems and help with new initiatives. Now, universities in Louisiana and California have created cyber initiatives to address both needs….


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Cubic to Exhibit Specialized Cyber Security Products and Solutions at GEOINT 2015 Symposium

Cubic Cyber Solutions, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cubic Global Defense (CGD), a business of Cubic Corporation (NYSE: CUB), will showcase a range of Cross Domain (XD) solutions that are utilized for defense, intelligence and homeland security customers at the GEOINT 2015 Symposium held in Washington D.C., from June 23…


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Cambridge University to launch cyber-crime research centre

Academics at Cambridge University are behind the launch of a new research centre which is focused on understanding how criminality is conducted online. The Cambridge Cloud Cybercrime Centre, a multi-disciplinary initiative combining expertise from the University of Cambridge’s Computer Laboratory, Institute of Criminology and Faculty of Law departments, will become…


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U.S. cyber combatants lack sufficient training

On the heels of conducting an educational session at PSA-TEC in Colorado last month, I had the opportunity to travel to Washington, D.C. to attend the “State of the CyberSecurity Union” with Adm. Mike Rogers, director of the National Security Agency and U.S. Cyber Command, at The George Washington University….


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Telstra CISO: Cyber attacks are foreseeable events

The message was simple: Companies should expect to be attacked, according to Telstra chief information security officer, Mike Burgess, who delivered his company’s view of the cyber security landscape at the 2015 Check Point Cyber Security Symposium. The threat, according to Burgess, is both an internal and external thing. On…


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Hexis Cyber Solutions to Attend Upcoming Gartner Security and Risk Management Summit

(Thomson Reuters ONE via COMTEX) — HANOVER, Md., June 03, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Hexis Cyber Solutions (Hexis), a wholly-owned subsidiary of The KEYW Holding Corporation KEYW, +7.60% and a provider of advanced cybersecurity solutions for commercial companies and government agencies, today announced that it will be exhibiting at the…


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Santa Monica To Host Civic Hacking Event

SANTA MONICA—On June 6, the City of Santa Monica will host an event at the Santa Monica Public Library in honor of the National Day of Civic Hacking. At the event, called Hack the Beach, the City of Santa Monica will partner with the Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce to…


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Former White House Cyber-Security Chief to Speak at Conference

HAMILTON, Bermuda, May 31, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — One of America’s most respected authorities on Internet security, former White House chief information officer Theresa Payton, will give the keynote speech at next week’s annual Bermuda Captive Conference (June 8–10), of which the BDA is a supporting sponsor. A photo accompanying…


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Cyber Detectives, Nation’s First Interactive Exhibit on Cyber Security, Opens at the Tech Museum of Innovation

AN JOSE, CA, May 29, 2015 (Marketwired via COMTEX) — The nation’s first interactive exhibition about Cyber Security will open at The Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose next week. Cyber Detectives, presented by Palo Alto Networks, is aimed at empowering visitors with the tools to stay safe in…


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