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  • Verizon provides insight into attackers' behaviors

    Verizon unveils this week its annual Data Breach Investigations Report, which has become a perennial staple of IT security analysis. For the first time, Verizon has grouped attackers into nine attack patterns based on analysis of security incidents over the last 10 years.

Spotlight: NIST offers free mobile app vetting tool

The National Institute of Standards and Technology released this week a free mobile app management vetting tool called AppVet.

HHS slaps $2M in fines on 2 healthcare firms for unencrypted laptop breaches

The Department of Health and Human Services is cracking down on healthcare organizations that fail to encrypt patient data on laptop computers and other mobile devices.

The personal data, my friend, is blowin' in the wind

Old city records containing personal information about military veterans were found blowing around Quincy, Mass., on Tuesday, the Patriot Ledger reports.

Identity theft ring steals $10M in federal tax returns

A massive identity theft ring run by five individuals stole $10 million in federal tax returns, set up fraudulent bank accounts and obtained bogus credit cards using stolen IDs, according to an indictment by U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania David Hickton.

Majority of malicious bot traffic made in the USA

The majority of malicious bot traffic came from the United States last year and nearly half of malicious bot traffic within the U.S. hit sites between 6 pm and 9 pm EST, according to research from Distil Networks.

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