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College Student Gets Year in Prison for Wire Fraud in Tampering With Student Election

Categories: Government

A former Cal State San Marcos student was sentenced to a year in prison this week for election tampering by using keystroke loggers to grab student credentials and then vote for himself.

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Google Advocates 7-Day Deadline to Publicize Critical Vulnerabilities

Two security engineers for Google say the company will now support researchers publicizing details of critical vulnerabilities under active exploitation just seven days after they’ve alerted a company.

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Drupal.org Resets Passwords After Data Breach

The Drupal Association is urging all users of Drupal.org and groups.drupal.org to reset their passwords after discovering an intrusion that breached files holding usernames, e-mail addresses, countries and hashed passwords. Sites that run on Drupal do not appear to be impacted, though the organization stressed an ongoing forensic review may reveal more details and victims.[...]

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Thousands of DHS Personnel Notified of Data Breach

Categories: Data Breaches, Government

The Department of Homeland Security this week began notifying up to tens of thousands of employees, contractors and others with a DHS security clearance that their personal data may be at risk. The notifications began on Monday, according to an online statement, after officials learned of a vulnerability in software used by a vendor to[...]

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Scripps Reporters Accused of Hacking In Lifeline Data Breach

Investigative reporters for the Scripps news service have been threatened with legal action after informing a telecommunications company that confidential data on tens of thousands of applicants was available on the Internet.

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Bloomberg Posts 10,000 Private Messages Over the Internet

Categories: Data Breaches

A news report says the beleaguered Bloomberg financial data and news service accidentally posted online more than 10,000 private messages between traders and clients at some of the world’s largest banks.

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AutoIt Increasingly Employed by Malware Developers

Categories: Malware

AutoIt, the BASIC-like automation language for Windows programmers, is becoming a favored tool among malware developers for the same reasons it attracts legitimate users: it’s free, flexible and easy to use.

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