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Foster Children Especially Vulnerable to Identity Theft

Cybercriminals are increasingly going after the identities of a vulnerable group of children: those in foster care, NBC News reported.

LinkedIn Users Targeted in New Phishing Scam

National fraud-fighting organization Action Fraud in the United Kingdom warned social media users of a new phishing scam targeting LinkedIn accounts, according to a post on the Action Fraud site.

Hundreds of California Government Employees Have Information Exposed

Current and former employees of the city of Encinitas in California accidentally had their personal information publicly available on the Internet for almost two months, according to a data breach notification letter sent by city officials.

New York, Illinois Report High Rates of Data Breach, Identity Theft

Two new state-specific data breach reports highlighted the connection between the growing number of identity theft victims and a high number of data breaches.

Secret Service Letter Warns of Malware Threat Targeting Hotel Guests

The U.S. Secret Service and the Department of Homeland Security alerted hotels in Texas to a growing malware threat that may cause widespread data breaches, according to the advisory obtained by KrebsOnSecurity.

Houston Hotel Notifies 10,000 Customers of Payment Breach

The Houstonian Hotel in Houston notified about 10,000 customers of a widespread data breach that may have compromised their payment information, the Houston Chronicle reported.

Senate Committee Passes Bill to Share Cyberthreat Information

The Senate Intelligence Committee passed a cybersecurity bill designed to improve information sharing between businesses and the government about cyberthreats, according to a release by California Sen. Dianne Feinstein.

Kansas School District Breach Impacts 10,210 Employees, Students

Park Hill School District in Kansas City, Missouri, alerted 10,210 people to a data breach that may have exposed personal information on the Internet for a short period of time, according to a district data breach notification.

Ultra-Slim ATM Skimmers Virtually Undetectable

The European ATM Security Team (EAST) is warning consumers of a new type of ATM skimmer that is so thin that it is designed to steal bank card information undetected, according to the EAST report.

Syrian Electronic Army Hacks Twitter, Claims Israeli Nuclear Leak

Hacking group the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) took over the Twitter account of the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) and incorrectly claimed there was a nuclear leak due to an air strike, Infosecurity Magazine reported.
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