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Will the Sony hack force companies to crack down on security?

BEIJING – Faced with rising cybercrime like the attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment, companies worldwide are under pressure to tighten security but are hampered by cost and, for some, reluctance to believe they are in danger. 925 more words

Tech

Phishing Season Opens

Talk all you want to about cyber criminals and security breaches. It’s open season on writers, editors and proofreaders. A phishing scam is making the rounds of the Professional Editors Network this morning. 223 more words

Professional Editors Network

Malicious software hits business computers in Hawaii. Post #110.

Source:  Associated Press (Honolulu, Hawaii), dated 14 November 2014.

Summary:

Malicious computer software that locks up files and demands a ransom for their release has shown up in Honolulu. 225 more words

We Are All Responsible for Online Security

Recently we’ve seen a number of sensational stories about hacking and security breaches. The hacking of celebrity photos is a high-profile example of personal information being shared online without consent. 840 more words

Mobile

Maker of Apple Pay Competitor Has Already Been Hacked

You can’t make this stuff up.

MCX, the retailer consortium behind Apple Pay competitor CurrentC, has already been hacked, according to an email sent out to those people who have signed up for, or downloaded, the CurrentC app. 463 more words

Commerce

Businesses Face Heat As Security Breaches take a Toll on Consumers

Summary

Being a custodian of personal information is a huge responsibility. And what happens when that responsibility is taken for granted? This is what is going on with most businesses today. 657 more words

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