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Porn Purveyor Serves up Nude Celeb Photos and Lookalikes on Hacked Sites

September 30, 2014 A spammer who blasts seemingly mundane emails, which actually link to compromised websites with women in compromising positions, has found a new purpose for the stolen explicit photos of Jennifer Lawrence and other female stars. Days after the leaked images hit the Internet in late August, advertising banners on the ...

1.4 Million Users of Travel Site Acquired by TripAdvisor Affected by Payment and Account Breach

September 25, 2014 Correction: The headline and image accompanying this story have been changed to indicate the breach affected a company acquired by TripAdvisor. The story has also been updated with a statement from a TripAdvisor spokesman. Viator, a tours and activities website recently acquired by TripAdvisor, learned Sept. 2 it had been ...

Don’t Transition to the Cloud Like This

September 24, 2014 The Energy Department should do a better job buying, implementing and managing its cloud computing services, according to a recent audit. Programs and sites departmentwide have independently spent more than $30 million on cloud services, the inspector general report said, but the chief information officer’s office couldn’t accurately account for ...

Second Nude Data Dump Nets Kim Kardashian

September 23, 2014 More explicit photos have shown up on the chat site 4chan, including purported images of Kim Kardashian, Vanessa Hudgens, Mary-Kate Olsen, Hayden Panettiere, Kaley Cuoco, Hope Solo and an underage Disney star, among other female celebrities. It’s not clear how this breach went down. Researchers told TIME they believe the ...

VA Staffer Sent Hospitalwide Email Detailing Vet’s Suicide

September 19, 2014 A Department of Veterans Affairs employee might have broken patient privacy law when in response to bad press he circulated an email about a veteran’s suicide throughout a VA hospital, the Arizona Republic reports. The death had been highlighted in a political ad by Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz. “Glenn Costie, ...

IT Worker Wanted For $40 Million Nigerian Bank Hack

September 17, 2014 Nigeria’s Economic and Financial Crimes Commission is asking citizens for information on the whereabouts of Godswill Oyegwa Uyoyou, a financial institution information technology staffer who allegedly ripped off his employer, Sophos reports. Authorities claim he “fraudulently connived with some scammers and hacked into his bank’s database” and transferred out about ...

Saks Staff Splurged $400,000 on Shoes Using Customers’ Credit Card Data

September 16, 2014 Six employees at Saks Fifth Avenue dreamed up an inexpensive way to obtain more than 100 pairs of designer footwear and other accessories from the luxury retailer, ABC News reports. A 36-year-old woman allegedly stole clients’ payment card data from store computers, shared the information with five sales associates and ...

Information Security: From the Enterprise to the Employees

September 15, 2014 Any senior government technology leader knows the basics of keeping their systems and data safe. But the biggest threats have the potential to take advantage of anyone working at an agency. The risk is only doubled by mobility as every employee carries a device. So how can senior leaders make ...

What Do CIOs Do Again?

September 12, 2014 Chief information officers within and outside government increasingly have to bridge the worlds of business and technology, a trend that will only continue upward, according to federal CIOs. “The fundamental role of government is changing,” General Services Administration CIO Sonny Hashmi said this week at a breakfast hosted by AFCEA ...

5 Million ‘Old’ Gmail Accounts Reportedly Leaked to the Masses

September 10, 2014 Hackers have posted a database containing the credentials of millions of Gmail users on a Bitcoin online forum, according to Russian media outlets. The list was published Tuesday evening. A member of the message board – the Bitcoin Security online forum – claims more than 60 percent of the accounts ...