JC Penny Ordered to Disclose Breach

In the ruling about the TJX data breach, in which Albert Gonzalez was sentenced to 20 out of the 25 year prison sentence the government was originally seeking, JC Penny and one other company were ordered to disclose that they were a part of the data breach. JC […]

How to Deal with Cyberbullying

We’ve talked in the past about the growing problems with cyberbullying – the new form of bullying that often takes place online or via text message. Kids bully each other on websites, on social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook, and that bullying can spill over into the […]

TJX Hacker Was Government Informant

We have been following the TJX data breach since it was first discovered. The latest news is that convicted hacker Albert Gonzalez was an undercover informant for the US Secret Service while he was hacking. Gonzalez was reportedly paid $75,000 a year working undercover for the US Secret […]

New Cybercrime Bill Proposes International Cooperation

A new cybercrime bill is currently being considered by the US Senate. This bill would impact international trade with countries that “fail to properly address cybercrime within their boundaries” by imposing funding restrictions. It’s definitely a bill that perhaps could strong-arm the international community into addressing the issue. The […]

Top 10 Riskiest Cities for Cybercrime

Symantec just released a list of the Top 10 Riskiest Online Cities, a report which looks at which cities are the most vulnerable to cybercrime. The rankings were determined by looking at data on cyberattacks and potential malware infections as well as third-party information about online behavior in […]

2009 iC3 Report on Internet Crime

The FBI, through its Internet Crime Compliance Center, has released the 2009 iC3 report which looks at the internet crimes reported in 2009. The website received 336,655 complaints in 2009, 146,663 of which were passed on to law enforcement for consideration. According to the report, the majority of […]

Phishing Research

Lorrie Faith Cranor, a computer security researcher at Carnegie Mellon University, has been researching phishing attacks and new ways to spot them. She has published, in Scientific American, some of her insight into the human factors that make people vulnerable to online scams and how this insight can […]

Consumer Trust Study

Ponemon has released its annual Consumer Trust Study indicating the twenty most trusted companies in the US for privacy. The study, based upon over 6,000 surveyed adults, looked at more than 38,000 company ratings. The top 24 companies (including some tied companies) were: American Express IBM Johnson & […]