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DoJ cracks down on $20M tax refund scam targeting U.S. military

Nine individuals have pled guilty to their roles in a $20 million tax fraud ring that targeted U.S. military personnel, the Department of Justice announced on Wednesday.

Google to drop China's CNNIC root certificate from Chrome browser

Google has announced that it has decided to drop the root certificate authority from China's CNNIC in the wake of the certificate debacle last week.

Hackers delivering surgical attacks via ad networks

The practice of delivering malicious ads is on the rise, according to Threatpost. 

News Scan: UN approves appointment of digital privacy rapporteur; Goldman named first-ever White House CDO; More

The top news stories for March 27, 2015.

Initiative to improve security backfires on Hilton

In a twist of irony, an initiative by Hilton Hotels & Resorts to prompt members to change the passwords of their account culminated in the discovery of a bug that could allow hackers to take over any number of accounts, if they knew the 9-digit number of a valid account.

Should you worry about government spying? IT security pros differ

It turns out, leaders of companies that offer IT security products and services have different opinions about whether you should care about government hacking. 

News Scan: Many CIOs making fine CDOs; White House proposes privacy bill of rights; More

The top news stories for March 2, 2015.

Code used in 'Superfish' found in more apps

Looking at what Superfish is, and why the reuse of a self-generated SSL certificate creates a security nightmare for affected computers.

News Scan: Apple's Cook warns of privacy loss 'dire consequences'; Microsoft adopts new standard for cloud privacy; More

The top news stories for Feb. 17, 2015.

Big data poses privacy, security risks, MIT study finds

Big data in the form of a massive stash of "anonymized" credit card data poses security and privacy risks, concluded a recent study by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.