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  • IDC Security Market Data Reflects Economic Impact Of Cybercrime, Study Finds
    The demand for digital forensics, next-generation firewalls, and identity and access management is increasing significantly, according to information security market trend data from IDC. The market for the security products was associated with a study issued this week estimating the global cost of cybercrime at more than $400 billion.
  • HP Making Security Push Heading Into Discover Event
    Hewlett Packard is emphasizing data and application security, turning to managed service providers to sell its Fortify On Demand, Arcsight and TippingPoint lines. Executives say the channel investment aims to drive more sales into small and midsize business market by embracing 20-50 worldwide MSPs.
  • RIG Attack Kit May Push Ransomware To Facebook Users
    Law enforcement's move against the Gamover Zeus botnet and Cryptolocker is causing new tools to gain popularity with criminals, according to Cisco. The RIG Exploit Kit is impacting users of Facebook, eBay and other popular websites through malicious advertisements.
  • OpenSSL Advisory Addresses New Flaws Since Heartbleed
    A critical flaw can be exploited to view encrypted sessions on OpenSSL clients and servers, according to the advisory issued by The Open SSL Project. The organization responsible for patching the Heartbleed vulnerability maintains the open source toolkit for implementing the SSL and TLS encryption protocols.
  • Google Encryption Tool Prompts Call For Data Security Innovation
    Google is testing a new encryption extension for Chrome that could make it easier for users to send secure email messages. The announcement is prompting some experts to seek new ways to shield data and communication from criminals. Meanwhile, encryption providers are increasingly turning to the channel.
  • CounterTack Engaging Channel With Advanced Threat Analytics
    CounterTack is attempting to differentiate itself among a growing list of security vendors that provide increased visibility at the endpoint by monitoring file and process behaviors. Executives say the firm applies Hadoop analytics to detect abnormalities that could signal a threat.
  • 8 Victims Of The Gameover Zeus, CryptoLocker Attacks
    Court documents outline significant fraud allegedly conducted by the attackers behind the Gamover Zeus botnet and its link to the CryptoLocker data ransom campaign. Here are eight prominent victims of the attacks.
  • Gameover Zeus Investigators Detail Malware Attack At Plastics Manufacturer
    The notorious banking Trojan struck hard at Erie, Pa.-based Haysite Reinforced Plastics, bilking the firm of nearly $375,000 in less than two days. The U.S. Justice Department said authorities in 10 countries acted to disrupt the Gameover Zeus botnet. The action included assistance from researchers at Dell SecureWorks, Microsoft, McAfee and other private-sector security firms.
  • Zeus Gameover Botnet Disrupted In Crackdown Tied To CryptoLocker
    Law enforcement agents from 10 countries pinpoint the infrastructure that ties together hundreds of thousands of infected systems. A 30-year-old Russian is suspected of administering the financial botnet that has stolen millions of dollars from online banking users globally.
  • Cisco Systems Adds Security Appliances, Expands Sourcefire Integration
    Cisco Systems added support for Macs with its Advanced Malware Protection (AMP) software, bridging endpoint and network visibility to detect and protect against targeted attacks. The firm also is expanding its line of ASA firewalls to support data center and cloud protection deployments.
  • Stolen eBay Employee Credentials Result In Massive User Password Data Breach
    eBay is notifying about 145 million users that a database containing physical and email addresses, phone numbers, dates of birth and encrypted passwords were breached in late February and early March. The encrypted passwords were both salted and hashed, providing additional protection against cracking, eBay said.
  • Fortinet Americas Channel Chief Retools Training Program
    Fortinet said Joe Sykora is assuming the channel responsibilities at Fortinet. Sykora, vice president of Americas sales operations and channels, said the company is opening up free training to all partners and hiring channel representatives to improve partner support.

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