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News Scan: Don't get hacked on Cyber Monday; Is the CIO here to stay?; More

Top news stories for Wednesday, Nov. 26.

New IT security threats call for new IT security skills

Hacking is a growing problem worldwide and a grave threat to U.S. businesses, but too many IT teams are unprepared to recognize and prevent cyberattacks, writes Alex Moss of Coventus.

Cybercrime takes a slippery $400 billion toll

Cybercrime is costing organizations worldwide a whopping $400 billion in annual losses, though must cybercrime may actually go unreported.

News Scan: Nearly every organization a hacking victim; Video series helps execs better understand role of IT and CIO; more

The top news stories for May 27, 2014.

Keyloggers used to steal credit card information at Nordstrom

At least six different men are suspected of being involved in planting hardware keyloggers at a department store with the purpose of stealing credit card information from cash registers.

'Hidden Lynx' Chinese hacking group has breached more than 100 US organizations

Symantec report details history of attacks, including 2012 Bit9 intrusion.

Hackers use SQL injection in massive financial hacking case

SQL injection attacks are still common occurrences, especially based on the recent indictments filed against five hackers who were allegedly involved in an international credit card scam. Those involved allegedly siphoned off as many as 160 million credit card numbers, resulting in a $300 million dollar loss over a seven-year period ending in 2012.

Vulnerabilities of US Emergency Alert System exposed

The US Emergency Alert System has a serious vulnerability that may allow it to be hijacked by a remote attacker. The problem revolves around systems used to receive and authenticate emergency alert messages, and pertains to specific Linux-powered application servers from Digital Alert Systems.

Crypto certificate stolen from Opera Software used to sign malware

Hackers broke into Opera Software and made off with at least one digital certificate, which was then used to distribute malware. This was revealed in a new  blog post  on the company's Security @ Opera blog, which noted that the security breach was discovered on June 19.

Cop arrested on hacking charges

Talk about an insider threat: An NYPD detective was arrested on charges of ordering hacks into dozens of email accounts of fellow detectives and other individuals, reports Mathew J. Schwartz at  InformationWeek.