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4 days ago JPMorgan investigating possible cyberattack

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NEW YORK (AP) - JPMorgan Chase, the nation's biggest bank by assets, is working with law enforcement officials to investigate a possible cyberattack, said a person familiar with the situation who spoke on condition of anonymity, though the bank isn't currently seeing any unusual fraud activity at the time.

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4 days ago U.S. banking group says unaware of any 'significant' cyber attack

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The group, known as the Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center, or FS-ISAC, includes all major U.S. "There are no credible threats posed to the financial services sector at this time," the group said in an email to its members. FS-ISAC told members in the email that it decided not to raise its barometer of threats facing banks during a regularly scheduled conference call on Thursday.

4 days ago Feds salute plucky human ROBOT-FIGHTERS

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Winners of DEFCON robocall-crushing competition showered in cash, praise

The United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced over US$12,000 in prizes in its "Zapping Rachel" robocall contest, which was held at this year's DEFCON hacking conference in Las Vegas.

4 days ago Is your day all work and no play?

IT Toolbox Blogs View Synopsis+1

After writing the post Work Interruptions and Playing Games for Fun, a number of readers commented on the idea of playing games (ping pong) during business hours.  Most of the comments expressed some variant of this point "I'm at work to work not play."



3 days ago ISIS Threatens US with Terrorism

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They're openly mocking our profiling.

But in several telephone conversations with a Reuters reporter over the past few months, Islamic State fighters had indicated that their leader, Iraqi Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, had several surprises in store for the West.

They hinted that attacks on American interests or even U.S. soil were possible through sleeper cells in Europe and the United States.

"The West are idiots and fools. They think we are waiting for them to give us visas to go and attack them or that we will attack with our beards or even Islamic outfits," said one.

"They think they can distinguish us these days ­ they are fools and more than that they don't know we can play their game in intelligence. They infiltrated us with those who pretend to be Muslims and we have also penetrated them with those who look like them."

I am reminded of my debate on airport profiling with Sam Harris, particularly my initial response to his writings.

3 days ago Differences between HTML5 or AJAX web applications

SANS Reading Room View Synopsis+1
Today's web application content is loaded to the web browser by means of the HyperText Transfer Protocol (HTTP).

3 days ago Why Are Security Pros Blase About Compliance?

Dark Reading View Synopsis+1
A survey of 500 IT and security decision makers in the UK and US shows that a majority are in the dark about regulatory requirements for their business organization.

3 days ago Reported breaches involving zero-day bug at JPMorgan Chase, other banks

SC Magazine View Synopsis+1
Hackers exploited a zero-day vulnerability and gained access to sensitive information from JPMorgan Chase and at least four other financial institutions, reports indicate.

3 days ago Can CISOs become more effective as IT decision makers?

TechRepublic View Synopsis+1
The role of the chief information security officer (CISO) has not changed much over the last few years, yet the perceived importance of a CISO has increased exponentially.

3 days ago FTC picks winners in latest robocall-defeating contest, scammers keep scamming

ArsTechnica View Synopsis+1
Contestants set up honeypots and spoof existing robocall-screening technologies.

3 days ago Bitcoin's Earliest Adopter Is Cryonically Freezing His Body To See The Future

WIRED View Synopsis+1
"He's always been optimistic about the future," says Hal Finney's wife, Fran. "Every new advance, he embraced it, every new technology. Hal relished life, and he made the most of everything."

3 days ago Nigeria launches new biometric ID card - brought to you by Mastercard

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13 million person pilot of national identity card combines both biometric verifiication for state services and a prepayment wallet aimed at bringing financial services to the poorest.

3 days ago Feedback Friday: JPMorgan Targeted in Alleged Russian Cyberattack - Industry Reactions

SecurityWeek View Synopsis+1

Federal authorities in the United States are investigating reports of cyberattacks launched against JPMorgan Chase and at least one other unnamed financial institution.

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