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IBM to launch cyber threat-sharing exchange

thehill.com — IBM announced that it will begin sharing two decades of data about security and cyber threats with private and public companies that could use it to improve their defenses. The IBM X-Force Exchange, run out of the cloud, will include malware threat data from more than 270 million computers and devices and information about 15 billion security events per day.

ACLU: Watchdogs must protect whistleblowers with encryption

thehill.com — Federal agency watchdogs must implement Web encryption as soon as possible to protect information submitted by whistleblowers, privacy advocates wrote to a White House official this week. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) urged U.S. Chief Information Officer Tony Scott to hasten efforts to convert federal websites to the more secure HTTPS system.

Target settles data breach suit with MasterCard

thehill.com — Target has offered $19 million to banks and credit unions that issue MasterCards to settle a lawsuit over the discount retailer's massive 2013 data breach. The funds will help issuers with operating costs related to the breach and any losses on cards from fraud.

OVERNIGHT CYBERSECURITY: Dems oppose data breach bill

thehill.com — Welcome to OVERNIGHT CYBERSECURITY, your daily rundown of the biggest news in the world of hacking and data privacy. We're here to connect the dots as leaders in government, policy and industry wrap their arms around cyberthreats. What lies ahead for Congress, the administration and the latest company under siege?

Report: Right-wing group posted FBI officials’ addresses

thehill.com — Federal investigators are probing the release of the personal addresses of several current and former top government officials, according to a report. The home addresses of people associated with the FBI, the Department of Homeland Security and other agencies were posted online, along with a message calling the individuals "traitors."

Local fire department battling hackers

thehill.com — A local fire department in Massachusetts is battling a cyberattack that crippled its computer systems, an incident similar to the one faced by a police department in another town 30 minutes away. Experts believe the Salisbury Fire Department was hacked through a phishing email that corrupted its networks.

Controversial data breach bill passes House committee

thehill.com — The House Energy and Commerce Committee approved a controversial bill creating national data security standards after a chaotic markup that revealed deep Democratic concerns about the measure. The Data Security and Breach Notification Act appears headed for further changes prior to a vote by the full House.

Hacking ring member sentenced to 7+ years

thehill.com — A member of an international identity theft ring was sentenced to more than seven-and-a-half years in prison this week for his role in a scheme to hack bank accounts. Oleg Pidtergerya of Brooklyn, N.Y. previously pleaded guilty to charges of wire fraud and identity theft.

Global panel urges ‘new social compact’ on Internet privacy

thehill.com — A global commission on Internet privacy is urging governments to rebuild users' trust online by endorsing a set of guiding principles, including personal data protection as a "fundamental human right." "It is now essential that governments, collaborating with all other stakeholders, take steps to build confidence that the right to privacy of all people is respected on the Internet," the Global Commission on Internet Governance said in a statement Wednesday.

Russians nab alleged hackers known for Nazi imagery

thehill.com — A group of five alleged hackers purported use Nazi imagery as their trademark were detained in Russia for the theft of more than $1 million. The group, based in Siberia, created a cyberattack program called "The Fifth Reich" and decorated it with eagles and swastikas before launching it against Russian and Ukrainian banks, authorities said.
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Apr 08, 2015

Anonymous is getting involved after an unarmed black man died in NJ during his arrest: thehill.com/policy/cyberse…

Apr 08, 2015

DC's law and lobby firms are in a silent race to beef up their cybersecurity: thehill.com/policy/cyberse…

Apr 01, 2015

Without commenting directly on CISA, an Obama aide said threat-sharing would boost the sanctions effort: thehill.com/policy/cyberse…

Mar 27, 2015

Overheard in the office: "How would you describe your personal brand?" "I'd say 'reclusive curmudgeon.'" "I'd say 'scrappy moron.'"

Mar 19, 2015

Also worth noting: Premera covers Microsoft employees

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