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Anonymous Faction Hits Banks With DDoS Attacks

February 06, 2012 Added by:Headlines

A faction of the rogue Anonymous movement temporarily disrupted the online presence of several major banks with an onslaught of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks. Among the targets of the group identifying itself as Anonymous Brasil were Citibank and HSBC...

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US-CERT Warns of Denial-of-Service Malware Campaign

January 26, 2012 Added by:Headlines

US-CERT has received reports of attacks using malware-laden email attachments. The advisory comes one week after multiple DDoS attacks were launched against entertainment industry and US government websites by Anonymous supporters in an operation dubbed OpMegaupload...

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Cyber Defense Weekly: Anonymous Attacks, Dutch Cyber Strategy

January 24, 2012 Added by:Cyber Defense Weekly

Each attacker only has so much time and energy. It's like trying to get a crowd at a stadium to do the wave. As soon as the pitcher winds up on the mound the wave peters out. What should you do if you are the target of an Anonymous DDoS attack? Just wait, they will go away...

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DDoS Attacks Against Government and Entertainment Websites Escalate

January 19, 2012 Added by:Headlines

Multiple websites appear to be under DDoS attack, including the DoJ's http://justice.gov, the Recording Industry Association of America's http://riaa.com, and music publisher Universal Music's http://universalmusic.com...

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Don’t Shoot the Messenger, Fire the Chief Compliance Officer

January 19, 2012 Added by:Thomas Fox

In the post Sarbanes-Oxley world, the CCO is a linchpin in organizational efforts to comply with applicable law. When a company fires or asks them to resign, it is of significance for all involved in corporate governance and should not be done at the CEO alone...

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Illegal Movie Upload Yields Federal Prison Sentence

December 21, 2011 Added by:Headlines

“The federal prison sentence handed down in this case sends a strong message of deterrence to would-be Internet pirates. The Justice Department will pursue and prosecute persons who seek to steal the intellectual property of this nation..."

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Compliance: Is Water Wet or is Jack Webb Still the Man?

December 13, 2011 Added by:Thomas Fox

One of the constant refrains for any compliance officer is responding to employees’ inquiries. Questions come in all shapes and sizes and from all over the world. The compliance professional must try to ascertain the facts to give an intelligent, coherent and, hopefully correct response...

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Feds Seize 150 Websites in Massive Holiday Sting

November 29, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"We are aggressively targeting those who are selling counterfeit goods for their own personal gain while costing our economy much-needed revenue and jobs. Intellectual property crimes harm businesses and consumers, alike, threatening economic opportunity and financial stability..."

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The Compliance Function in Pre-Acquisition Due Diligence

November 14, 2011 Added by:Thomas Fox

Admittedly, the time during any due diligence for an assessment of compliance is limited. This may well lead to a purchasing entity completing a transaction with unknown compliance risks in place. This can have several negative consequences, including successor liability...

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US and EU Hold First Joint Cyber Atlantic Exercise

November 04, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"The Cyber Atlantic exercise is part of the ongoing EU-U.S. partnership to strengthen mutual capabilities for addressing emerging threats to global networks... stakeholders focus on cyber incident management, enhancing public-private partnerships, and raising awareness about cyber threats..."

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Google Settles with DOJ for $500 Million Over Drug Ads

August 29, 2011 Added by:Headlines

“This investigation is about the patently unsafe, unlawful, importation of prescription drugs by Canadian on-line pharmacies, with Google’s knowledge and assistance, into the United States, directly to U.S. consumers,” said U.S. Attorney Neronha...

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Federal Judge Calls Geolocation Tracking Orwellian

August 25, 2011 Added by:Headlines

“While the government’s monitoring of our thoughts may be the archetypical Orwellian intrusion, the government’s surveillance of our movements over a considerable time period through new technologies... puts our country far closer to Oceania than our Constitution permits..."

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Casey Jones - or How to Stop a Compliance Train Wreck

August 12, 2011 Added by:Thomas Fox

The evaluation of C-Suite leadership can be problematic in the best of times. The C-Suite can be an active part of the problem. While not FCPA violations, the criminal prosecutions at the highest echelon at Enron, WorldCom and Adelphia certainly speak to ethical lapses at the top...

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How Cyrano de Bergerac Portends the Compliance Assessment

August 06, 2011 Added by:Thomas Fox

Enhanced Compliance Obligations build upon concepts which have been articulated for some time. By utilizing the annual compliance assessment a company more nimbly move towards a best practices program by determining if it currently has these concepts incorporated into the program...

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FTC Panel: How to Protect Your Kids

July 26, 2011 Added by:Kelly Colgan

At the national level, representatives from government, business, nonprofits, legal services and victim advocacy organizations explored the nature, prevention and resolution of identity fraud that target children, particularly foster youths...

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FBI: Anonymous Members Arrested for PayPal Attacks

July 20, 2011 Added by:Headlines

Fourteen individuals were arrested by on charges related to their involvement in a cyber attack on PayPal’s website as part of an action claimed by the group “Anonymous,” announced the Department of Justice and the FBI. Two additional defendants were arrested on cyber-related charges...

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