USAT & other stories

Reverse chronology of links to cyber security coverage in USA Today & other major media.

2010

22June2010 USA TODAY blog post on McAfee survey showing privacy matters not to teens. Click here.

21June2010 USA TODAY P1B news story log post on campaign to recruit youth to be cyberdefenders. Click here.

15June2010 USA TODAY blog post on Facebook cyberbullying, predator monitoring tool. Click here.

11June2010 USA TODAY blog post on Deloitte study showing corporation spending increase. Click here.

10June2010 USA TODAY blog post on reaction to AT&T-iPad breach. Click here.

07June2010 USA TODAY p. 1B news story on Innovative Marketing bust, proliferation of scareware. Click here.

25May2010 USA TODAY blog post on Heartland Payment Systems new encryption systems.  Click here.

27May2010 USA TODAY blog post on Innovative Marketing bust of $163 million scareware ring.  Click here.

25May2010 USA TODAY blog post on Heartland Payment Systems new encryption systems.  Click here.

20May2010 USA TODAY blog post on Microsoft tackling click fraud. Click here.

18May2010 USA TODAY blog post on protests widening over  Google’s Wi-Fi data harvests. Click here.

12May2010 USA TODAY blog post on Microsoft stopping support for XP SP2. Click here.

04May2010 USA TODAY blog post on investors buying Sophos for $830 million. Click here.

29Apr2010 USA TODAY blog post on poll confirming young adults risky online behaviors. Click here.

28Apr2010 USA TODAY blog post on botnets, hacking toolkits and weak Web apps aiding cybercrime. Click here.

26Apr2010 USA TODAY p1B new story  on click fraud.  Click here.

22Apr2010 USA TODAY blog post on McAfee error triggers massive PC cleanup. Click here.

21April2010 USA TODAY blog post on theft of Google Gaia password system. Click here.

20April2010 USA TODAY blog post on Brazil, India rising in cyberattacks ranking. Click here.

19April2010 USA TODAY blog post on Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition Finals in Houston. Click here.

12April2010 USA TODAY blog post on Tax scams spiking. Click here.

08April2010 USA TODAY blog post on Facebook hit by another version of Koobface. Click here.

07April2010 USA TODAY blog post on Glen Beck hit by Twitterstorm of Haikus. Click here.

09Mar2010 USA TODAY blog post on rising cyberthefts from small businesses. Click here.

05Mar2010 USA TODAY blog post on Defensio tool that protects your Facebook wall. Click here.

04Mar2010 USA TODAY blog post on Napolitano recruiting cybercrime fighters. Click here.

24Feb2010 USA TODAY blog post on Intel disclosing network breach to SEC. Click here.

24Feb2010 USA TODAY blog post on Intel disclosing network breach to SEC. Click here.

04Feb2010 USA TODAY blog post on U.S. House approving cybersecurity bill. Click here.

03Feb2010 USA TODAY p. 1B news story on hot outlook for tech security stocks and IPOs. Click here.

02Feb2010 USA TODAY blog post on Facebook being viewed as riskiest social network.  Click here.

01Feb2010 USA TODAY blog post on Windows pirates encouraged to patch. Click here.

27Jan2010 TheTechHerald blog post on conventional messaging trickery, infection spreading used in  Google attack. Click here.

27Jan2010 USA TODAY blog post on Zscaler finding Google-style attack on Chinese sites. Click here.

25Jan2010 USA TODAY blog post on Jennifer Bayuk’s security guide for execs. Click here.

25Jan2010 USA TODAY p. 1B cover story on how China does business. Click here.

20Jan2010 USA TODAY blog post on Hillary Clinton speech, advance report. Click here.

19Jan2010 USA TODAY blog post on Microsoft issuing emergency IE patch related to China attacks. Click here.

18Jan2010 USA TODAY p. 3B news story on the proliferation of DIY malware kits. Click here.

18Jan2010 USA TODAY blog post on Google’s employee succumbing to messaging trickery. Click here.

15Jan2010 USA TODAY blog post on Google-China affair highlighting cyber espionage. Click here.

14Jan2010 USA TODAY p. 3B  news story about Google vs. China hardball tactics. Click here.

13Jan2010 USA TODAY p. 1B  news story about Google threatening to leave China. Click here.

13Jan2010 USA TODAY blog post on Google stopping short of accusing China. Click here.

12Jan2010 USA TODAY blog post on Google pulling banking apps from Droid platform. Click here.

12Jan2010 USA TODAY blog post on Google apologizing to Chinese book authors. Click here.

08Jan2010 USA TODAY blog post on Red Condor finding phishing spam using fake Outlook updates. Click here.

06Jan2010 USA TODAY blog post on iYogi securing $15 million to expand online PC assistance service. Click here.

06Jan2010 USA TODAY blog post on American Bankers Association uncharacteristically issuing security precaution. Click here.

2009

31Dec2009 USA TODAY p. 1B cover story on cyber robbers targeting small and midsized businesses for wire transfer scams.Click here.

11Decv2009 USA TODAY blog post on Koobface compelling Facebook users to solve CAPTCHAs.  Click here.

01Dec2009 USA TODAY blog post on IBM acquiring Guardium.  Click here.

17Nov2009 USA TODAY blog post on Macs targeted by phishers.  Click here.

09Nov2009 USA TODAY 2B news story on Conficker oozing through.  Click here.

03Nov2009 USA TODAY blog post on Microsoft reporting declines in scareware, fake Flash video player Zlob attacksd.  Click here.

28Oct2009 USA TODAY p. 3B news story on Phishers targeting virgin Web mail and social network accounts, as basis for scams. Click here.

28Oct2009 USA TODAY blog post on Facebook users hit by IRS spam to implant ZeuS banking Trojan.  Click here.

27Oct2009 USA TODAY blog post on Cisco acquiring ScanSafe; Barracuda acquiring Purewire. Click here.

23Oct2009 USA TODAY blog post on Windows 7 UAC time bomb.  Click here.

23Oct2009 USA TODAY blog post on Unisys  biometric security survey. Click here.

21Oct2009 USA TODAY blog post on Symantec’s report on scareware purveyors also building botnets.  Click here.

19Oct2009 USA TODAY blog post on PandaLab’s report on scareware that locks up all files in  MyDocuments folder.   Click here.

15Oct2009 USA TODAY blog post on Kaseya’s commentary on missing laptop with  800,000 physicians’ data.    Click here.

13Oct2009 USA TODAY blog post on Symantec’s report on spike in Pharm Spam.    Click here.

09Oct2009 USA TODAY blog post on Cisco’s new tool Web content-filtering tool.  Click here.

09Oct2009 USA TODAY cover story on cyber thieves use of simple hacks to breach porous corporate networks. Click here.

06Oct2009 USA TODAY blog post on 20,000 exposed Hotmail accounts.  Click here.

01Oct2009 USA TODAY blog post on two-state PayChoice attack.   Click here.

30Sept2009 USA TODAY blog post on cyber robbers rewriting online bank statements.  Click here.

22Sept2009 Associated Press news story on Alberto Gonzalez pleading guilty to TJX hack. Click here.

17Sept2009 USA TODAY P.3B news story on spam blasts replenishing bot networks.  Click here.

14Sept2009 New York Times news story on its own website serving tainted online advertisments.  Click here.

14Sept2009 USA TODAY blog post on iPhone anti-phishing not working as advertised.  Click here.

10Sept2009 USA TODAY blog post on possible Vista worm exploiting SMB2 flaw.  Click here.

07Sept2009 USA TODAY P.1B story on Symantec reputation-base, cloud enabled 2010 suite.  Click here.

03Sept2009 USA TODAY P.1B  news story on bad URLs infesting the Internet.  Click here.

28Aug2009 USA TODAY blog post on Identity Finder and Mac vulnerabilities.  Click here.

25Aug2009 Washington Post news story on European Cybergangs targeting small U.S. firms. Click here.

25Aug2009 Wired news story on Israeli hacker Ehud Tenenbaum, aka, The Analyzer. Click here.

18Aug2009 USA TODAY TechLive blog post on circumstances surrounding Heartland charges slammed on  TJX hacker Albert Gonzalez.  Click here.

17Aug2009 USA TODAY P.1B news story on TJX hacker Albert Gonzalez getting charged with Heartland hack.  Click here.

10Aug2009 USA TODAY P.5B news story on Twitter denial of service attack.  Click here.

31July2009 USA TODAY P.1B news story on Clampi banking trojan.  Click here.

29July2009 USA TODAY P.3B news story on spammers exploiting Michael Jackson’s death.  Click here.

29July2009 USA TODAY P.1B cover story on insider theft.  Click here.

27July2009 USA TODAY P.1B news story on Adobe vulnerabilities.  Click here.

06July2009 USA TODAY P.1B news story on cyber scammers descending on Twitter. Click here

18June2009 USA TODAY P.4B news story on Iranian protestors using proxy servers to slip censors. Click here.

10June2009 USA TODAY cover story explaining scareware scourge. Click here.

01June2009 USA TODAY P.4B  story on Obama setting forth new U.S. cybersecurity poli cy.  Click here.

29Apr2009 USA TODAY P.6B  story on Panda Security introducing cloud protection for consumers. Click here.

23Apr2009 USA TODAY P.1A cover story on how CAPTCHA breaks aid hackers. Click here.

22Apr2009 USA TODAY blog post on Adobe PDF exposure. Click here.

22Apr2009 USA TODAY P.4B story on government and industry teaming to train kids on cyber security. Click here.

08Apr2009 Wall Street Journal news story on China and Russia placing malware in U.S. utilities. Click here.

05Apr2009 Washington Post news story on judge ordering US Interior Department to secure its network. Click here.

30Mar2009 USA Today blogpost on experts downplaying Conficker.
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25Mar2009 USA Today P.4B news story on Conficker. Click here.

18Mar2009 USA Today blogpost on March Madness attacks.
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17Mar2009 USA Today news story on automated SQL injection attacks on the rise.
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17Mar2009 USA Today blogpost on identity theft on the rise.
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12Mar2009 USA Today blogpost on return to hacking for bragging rights.
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11Mar2009 USA Today blogpost on call for a cyber Monroe Doctrine.
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10Mar2009 CNN news story on Presidential helicopter plans straying to  Iran on P2P networks.  Click here.

09Mar2009 USA Today blogpost on DHS official Rod Beckstrom resigning in power struggle with NSA.
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04Mar2009  USA Today blog post on MySpace claiming to be immune to attacks.
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04Mar2009 USA Today blog post on FaceBook under attack.
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03Mar2009 USA Today blog post about Visa and MasterCard revealing more payment card breaches. Click here.

25Feb2009 USA Today news story on rise in banking trojans.
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24Feb2009 USA Today blog post about Brazil being the birthplace of banking trojans.
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23Feb2009 USA Today blog post about banks choosing not to do more to protect online patrons.
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19Feb2009 USA Today blog post about National Cyber Security Alliance campaign to keep kids safe online.
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17Feb2009 USA TODAY P.1A news story on breaches of federal data soaring in 2008. Click here.

17Feb2009 USA TODAY P. 8B news story on naming of Melissa Hathaway to conduct U.S. cybersecurity policy review. Click here.

16Feb2009 USA Today blogpost on $250,000 bounty for Conficker; infections spread to European military forces.
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12Feb2009 Associated Press news story on 67 computers missing from Los Alamos nuclear labs.  Click here.

10Feb2009 Associated Press news story on Pres. Obama calling for 60-day review of U.S. cybersecurity policy. Click here.

10Feb2009 Associated Press news story on hackers breaking into Federal Aviation Administration computers. Click here.

09Feb2009 USA Today blogpost on gray-hat hacker Unu cracking SQL vulnerability at Kaspersky Security. Click here.

30Jan2009 Associated Press news story on alleged plot to destroy Fannie Mae data. Click here.

30Jan2009 Wall Street Journal news story on cybercrime rising as economy falters. Click here.

29Jan2009 USA Today front page cover  story on cybercrime spiking as economy falls.
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29Jan2009 USA Today news story  on  second major breach at Monster.com.
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29Jan2009 USA Today blog post on disgruntled Fannie-Mae worker.
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28Jan2009 USA Today story on experts keeping close eye on the Conficker worm.
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28Jan2009 USA Today blog post on card processors using data-loss disclosure loopholes.
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28Jan2009 USA Today news story on Monster.com 2nd breach.
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27Jan2009 USA Today news story on Conficker.Click here.

23Jan2009 USA Today news story on when Visa tipped off Heartland about breach.
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22Jan2009 USA Today blog post on Heartland’s likely legal troubles.
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22Jan2009  USA Today story on Heartland Payment systems breach.
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19Jan2009 Financial Week news story about vulnerability of IRS computers.  Click here.

14Jan2009 USA Today blog post on spam levels rising, post McColo.
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13Jan2009 USA TODAY on P.4B news story about 25 top flaws.  Click here.

12Jan2009 Fox News news story about World Bank’s ties to Enron.  Click here.

2008

28Dec2008 Financial Times news story about World Bank tech vendor’s shady past.  Click here.

15Dec2008  USA Today blog post on National Archives and  Bush data.
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12Dec2008 USA Today blog post on Mac-0-philes needing AV protection. Click here.

03Dec2008 USA Today blog post on Bank of America SafeCard.
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28Nov2008 USA Today blog post on Microsoft revamping its antivirus marketing strategy.
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28Nov2008 Los Angeles  Times news story about Russia attacking CIA computers.  Click here.

20Nov2008  Business Week news story about breaches plaguing NASA.  Click here.

14Nov2008 Fox News news story about hackers cracking International Monetary Fund. Click here.

14Nov2008 USA Today blog post on Brian Krebs taking down McColo; spam plummets.
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13Nov2008 USA Today blog post on captcha breakers.
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12Nov2008 USA Today cover story on rising corporate  intrusions.
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03Nov2008 Washington Post news story about official calling for radical new partnership.  Click here.

02Nov2008 Fox News news story about  second World Bank breach.  Click here.

30Oct2008 USA Today blog post on Pentagon patching.
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24Oct2008  USA Today news feature on the mindset of hackers and scammers.
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20Oct2008 Fox News follow-up news story about World Bank breach.  Click here.

13Oct2008 USA Today blog post on Microsoft’s emergency RPC-DCOM patch.
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12Oct2008 USA TODAY news story about World Bank breach.  Click here.

10Oct2008 Fox News news story about World Bank breach.  Click here.

USA Today blog post on Wachovia phishing ruse.
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18Sept2008 USA Today news story on what companies can learn from  Palin hack.
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USA Today blog post on Sarah Palin Yahoo mail hack.
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USA Today blog post on deluge of Obama, McCain spam.
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17Sept2008 USA Today blog post on Bush cyber security disaster. Click here.

05Aug2008 USA Today cover story  on a $6-million cyber bank heist.
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23June2008 USA Today news story on mobile devices coming under attack. Click here.

20May2008 USA Today blog post on secure socket layer, SSL, vulnerability discovered on many retailers web sites. Click here.

11Apr2008 USA Today news story on other security tools consumers should use.
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02Apr2008 USA Today news story on TJX paying a $24 million settlement to MasterCard.
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31Mar2008 USA Today news story on cross-site scripting attacks escalating.
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18Mar2008 USA Today news  story on fuzzing tools triggering targeted attacks.
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16Mar2008 USA Today cover story on how botnets are driving the escalation of cybercrime.
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14Mar2008 USA Today news story  on Pres. Bush pushing $7.3 billion for cyberwarfare defense.
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27Jan2008 USA Today news  story on cybercriminals getting craftier:  Click here

2007

16Dec2007 USA Today news story on FTC chairwoman Deborah Platt-Majoras rejects blame for  lax oversight of credit bureaus’ sale of sensitive data to subprime lenders:
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Our story on credit bureaus’ deceptive marketing practices:
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Our story on TJX actually losing 94 million credit card records:

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Our story on theft of personal data tripling in 2007:
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Our story on Experian and Equifax offering credit freezes:
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Our story on TransUnion offering credit freezes:
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Our story on Iceman’s indictment:
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Our story on Monster.com losing 1.3 million files:
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Our story on WiFi hacks:
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Our story on the Storm e-card email virus:
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Our story on gift card scams:
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Our story on how credit bureaus lobby to block credit freeze laws:
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Our story on military personnel becoming the target of ID theft:
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Our story on the FBI arresting bot herders:
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Our story on how stolen data is used on the streets:
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Our story on how credit bureaus loosely handle credit histories :
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Our story on arrest of a spammer:
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Our story on how data brokers loosely handle sensitive information:
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Our story on Chinese target cyber attacks on military networks:
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Our story on hostile takeovers among the carding forums:
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Our story on the new Ajax attack surface:
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Our story on Apple coming under for-profit attacks:
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Our story on Web attacks getting more stealthy:
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Our story on script kiddie bot herders:
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Our story on meth addicts specializing in drop accounts:
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Our stories on security implications of Internet-enabled financial services:
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Our story on reshipping mules:
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Our honeypot test showing how quickly and often PCs get attacked:
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Our stories explaining bots and bot networks:
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27Feb2002. My story on The SANS Institute think tank and training center:
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