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Sony has agreed to pay as much as $8 million to settle 2014 data-breach case

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Bloomberg reports that Sony Corporation has agreed to pay up to $8 million in order to settle the 2014 data-breach case related to the release of the movie “The Interview.” The news was disclosed from the paper filings in the federal court of Los Angeles. Though the company has not admitted any wrong doing or liability, but it has agreed to compensate its employees for the loss. The deal includes settlement with the current and former employees as well as the lawyers who brought the case. Sony will be paying around $2.5 million or $10,000 per person to employees for the theft losses and around $2 million or $1000 per person for the protective measures they took. It will also be paying around $3.5 million to lawyers for the legal fees and costs. The final settlement will, however, be done after the approval of Judge Gary Klausner. Employees claimed that the company’s data base was hacked during the movie release and resulted in the theft of their personal information. The hackers that call themselves as the “Guardians of Piece” broke in to the company database and spread several emails, social security numbers, important documents and other personal information in an […]

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Harrisburg fails to report 2014 crime statistics; other agencies affected by server malfunction

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HARRISBURG- For the second year in a row, Harrisburg’s crime statistics might not be included in the FBI’s annual analysis. The capital city failed to report a single month’s worth of crime data last year. The city was supposed to submit its final month of data to the Pennsylvania State Police by Feb. 28. The state police are required to submit annual statistics they gather to the Federal Bureau of Investigation by March 13 for a nationwide analysis. Six other municipalities were counting on Harrisburg to submit data for them: Camp Hill, Carlisle, East Pennsboro, Middletown, New Cumberland and West Shore. None of that data got submitted either. The problem was discovered in January, when an official from one of the other municipalities got wind that the data was going nowhere and called Harrisburg to complain. The other municipalities typically pay Harrisburg an annual fee to submit data for them, so they don’t have to maintain the necessary computer server and information technology infrastructure. Harrisburg did not charge the cities for the service last year. Harrisburg’s server malfunctioned in late 2013, apparently without anyone knowing, after a key informational technology employee, Larry Eikenberry, retired. After Eikenberry’s retirement, the city didn’t report statistics […]

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Danish crime levels ‘remarkably low’ in 2014

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As The Local recently reported, home break-ins were down sharply in 2014. But the good news doesn’t stop there. There were 337,062 reported law violations in 2014 according to year-end numbers from the Danish National Police (Rigspolitiet). That marks a 6.7 percent decrease from 2013 and according to a Danish National Police press release, one would have to go “far back in time” to find crime levels as low as they were in 2014. “We know that the Danish population as a whole feels very safe. The figures show that there is good reason for that, as crime is at a remarkably low level,” National Police Chief Jens Henrik Højbjerg said. The fall in home break-ins was a key factor in the overall crime decrease, but business burglaries were also down by over 15 percent compared to 2013 levels. Højbjerg also said that pick-pocketing and cons were also down sharply and that police are also having a greater influence in areas in which residents don’t traditionally report crimes to the police, such as human trafficking. The 2014 crime figures weren’t all good news, however. Credit card fraud and data theft figures rose last year. “Throughout 2015 we will further beef up […]

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City saw a steep rise in credit card fraud cases in 2014, say police

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According to Mumbai police’s records, there has been a steep rise in credit card fraud cases registered across the city last year. The data shows that 183 cases were registered in 2014 as opposed to a mere 32 that were registered in 2013. The detection rate in 2014 was at a lowly 12 per cent with only 22 of 183 cases being solved. Incidentally detection rate in 2013 was 62.5 per cent. The Mumbai Police have claimed that spurt in the credit card frauds in Mumbai is primarily due to the boom of e-commerce websites. “This crime coincides with the increase of credit card usage online. Its a trend that we have observed and are probing. Currently there are numerous websites and some that are exceedingly popular. The dependency of the consumer has shifted from cash to pay by credit or debit cards, as that is the mode of payment for all purchases online,” said Dhananjay Kulkarni, deputy commissioner of police (detection) A senior cyber official shared that not all transactions made online on these e-commerce websites are secure. “When we type our password for Gmail, the main Goggle servers receives the password in a scrambled order that is their […]

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nationalcybersecurity.com – According to Mumbai police’s records, there has been a steep rise in credit card fraud cases registered across the city last year. The data shows that 183 cases were registered in 2014 as opposed t…

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Cyber Attackers Stole More Than 61M Customer Records in 2014

Cyber Attackers Stole More Than 61M Customer Records in 2014

New data from IBM (IBM) showed that despite a decline in cyber attack incidents against U.S. retailers, the number of customer records stolen during cyber attacks remained near record highs in 2014. IBM reported that cyber attackers secured more than […]

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Crime branch launches probe into Dr Prakash Amte biopic director piracy complaint Wednesday, 19 November 2014 – 6:30am IST

nationalcybersecurity.com – The cyber cell of Mumbai crime branch has launched an investigation into a piracy complaint registered by the director and producer of Marathi blockbuster movie Dr Prakash Amte, The Real Hero. The …

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Crime branch launches probe into Dr Prakash Amte biopic director piracy complaint Wednesday, 19 November 2014 – 6:30am IST | Agency: DNA DNA Correspondent

Crime branch launches probe into Dr Prakash Amte biopic director piracy complaint Wednesday, 19 November 2014 – 6:30am IST | Agency: DNA      DNA Correspondent

The cyber cell of Mumbai crime branch has launched an investigation into a piracy complaint registered by the director and producer of Marathi blockbuster movie Dr Prakash Amte, The Real Hero. The filmmaker, Samruddhi Porey, has alleged that the entire […]

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Guy Fawkes Night special: The ultimate 2014 guide to hacking and cyber terrorism National Cyber Security

nationalcybersecurity.com – Any list of cyber terrorists would be incomplete without a hefty dose of Anonymous. The loosely-affiliated online hacking collective has in the past pulled off some of the most daring hack in Inter…

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Guy Fawkes Night special: The ultimate 2014 guide to hacking and cyber terrorism

Guy Fawkes Night special: The ultimate 2014 guide to hacking and cyber terrorism

Anonymous hacking the FIFA World Cup Any list of cyber terrorists would be incomplete without a hefty dose of Anonymous. The loosely-affiliated online hacking collective has in the past pulled off some of the most daring hack in Internet history, […]

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