equifax

IRS Awards Equifax Contract to Verify Taxpayer Identity

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is giving Equifax $7,251,968 to verify taxpayer identity and to assist in ongoing identity verification and validations needs of the Service. The contract was awarded on September 29, 2017, after news of the massive...
blumenthal

Yahoo Hack: Blumenthal Calls for Congressional Action on Data Breach and Security

U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) has called for Congress to enact data breach and security legislation following Yahoo’s Thursday disclosure of a 2014 data breach. The breach affected well over 500 million users, making it the largest publicly disclosed...
shopper

FTC Fines Online Marketers More Than $2.5 Million Over Fake ‘Free’ and ‘Risk-Free’ Trials

A group of online marketers will pay more than $2.5 million to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they deceived consumers with “free” and “risk-free” trials for cooking and golfing products. According to an FTC complaint filed in March 2017,...
blockchain

Ukraine Partners With Tech Firm Bitfury to Put Government Data on Blockchain Platform

The Bitfury Group, a full service Blockchain technology company, said last week The State Agency for eGovernance of Ukraine signed what it described as “a groundbreaking first-ever Memorandum of interaction and cooperation to create the first full-scale Blockchain eGovernance...
Igor Volovich, CEO of ROMAD Cyber Systems

ROMAD’s Genetic Sequencing of Malware Families Offers Unique Prevention and Detection Capabilities

Igor Volovich, the CEO and Co-Founder of ROMAD Cyber Systems talks about enabling genetic sequencing of entire malware families to deny cybercriminals the ability to exploit the inherent shortcomings of traditional security solutions. Understanding the business of cybercrime is very important, said...
hacker

Pentagon Pays Hackers To Hack Websites: Teenager Finds Vulnerabilities

Critical, mission-facing computer systems not be involved in the program In what government officials called the “first bug bounty in the history of the federal government,” hackers invited by the US government as part of a pilot program to find...
cyber

Lawmakers Urge State Department to Adopt ‘Basic’ Cybersecurity Measures

A bipartisan group of Senators want the State Department to adopt what they refer to as basic cybersecurity measures to protect against phishing, hacks and other cyberattacks, in a letter released today. Sens. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., Cory Gardner, R-Colo., Ed...
Greg Touhil

Obama Administration Names Retired Air Force General as Nation’s First Cybersecurity Chief

The Obama Administration has reportedly named retired Air Force Brigadier General Gregory Touhill as the United States’ first cybersecurity chief, in move calculated to strengthen the country’s defenses against hackers. According to Reuters, Gregory Touhill's job will be to protect government...
pos

Oracle’s Micros POS Division Suffers Data Breach

Oracle Corp. has fallen victim to a computer hack that affected hundreds of systems and was allegedly conducted by a Russian organized cybercrime group. The company discovered malicious software on systems running its network of MICROS payment terminals According to...
vehicle

U.S. DOT Proposes a Requirement That New Vehicles ‘Talk’ to Each Other

Citing an enormous potential to reduce crashes on U.S. roadways, the U.S. Department of Transportation issued a proposed rule Tuesday that would advance the deployment of connected vehicle technologies throughout the U.S. light vehicle fleet. The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking...

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