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May 15, 2014
The Register
The US Senate has issued a report calling for the online advertising industry to improve its security against malware attacks, and for lawmakers to legislate tougher penalties should it fail to do so. The Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs said that the advertising landscape as it now exists "makes it impossible" for users to be protected against malware attacks while visiting sites.

May 15, 2014
Advertising Age
Sen. John McCain took aim at Google and Yahoo this morning during a Senate hearing on malicious online advertising, stating the companies "have a responsibility to help protect consumers from the potential

May 15, 2014
Ad Week

Google, Facebook, Twitter and other Internet ad companies no doubt saw Congress coming when they reinvigorated industry efforts to combat malvertising and protect consumers. 

A new report released Wednesday by the Senate Homeland Security Committee’s permanent subcommittee on investigations concluded that the online advertising industry contains “significant vulnerabilities” that cyber criminals exploit to initiate malware attacks against consumers. The report was initiated about a year ago by ranking member Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.).

Mar 27, 2014
The Last Watchdog

Target’s top dogs were raked over the coals at a Congressional hearing on Wednesday.  Two Democratic senators criticized Target’s management for not stopping a huge data breach of its systems, citing several missed opportunities to thwart the attack and protect customer data.

Feb 4, 2014
Data breaches on the rise. What's being done?

Feb 4, 2014

With personal information tied to virtually every wireless move we make, our privacy faces increased risk to  hackers, thieves, careless employees, and lax data protection.

White Lodging Services Corporation is the latest company to report a systems breach at restaurants and lounges at 14 independently run, brand-name hotels.  Affected card holders are being notified.   The White Lodging breach is one of more than a dozen reported so far this year.

Jan 31, 2014
Fox Business

The news that thieves have stolen the e-mail address of millions of Yahoo users should serve as a warning if you've used an e-mail address as a user ID for a banking, shopping, or other online account.  Using your e-mail address to sign into accounts has its benefits. Your ID is unique and easy to remember, and it makes it simple for a service to contact with you when, say, you forget your password

Jan 28, 2014
USA Today

While the big data breaches at Target, Neiman Marcus and Michaels have drawn heavy news coverage, the everyday machinations of various specialists in the cyberunderground remain out of sight and out of mind to most people. News flash: the cashing in of stolen consumer data carries on every hour of the day, and this has been taking place at a pervasive level since about 2004.

Jan 28, 2014
Tech Target | Search Security

Enterprises have expanded their data collection measures dramatically in recent years, thanks in large part to the growing use of online services, mobile applications and the Internet of Things

Oct 2, 2013
SC Magazine

As if online advertisements were not enough of a nuisance, a sinister variant is gaining traction. Fraudulent and malicious advertising – known as malvertising – is among the sneakier threats discussed in the latest set of guidelines released Tuesday by the Online Trust Alliance (OTA), a nonprofit community formed to promote safe internet practices.......