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Crime does indeed pay, for cybercriminals targeting US banks

Crime apparently does pay--and quite handsomely--for cybercriminals targeting the banking and financial services sectors.  

News Scan: AT&T sued by FTS for restricting 'unlimited' plans; CompTIA A+ hits 1 million certified; More

The top news stories for Oct. 29, 2014.

Insurance giant Beazley on healthcare data breach risks

Katherine Keefe, leader of Breach Response Services at Beazley spelled out specific perils facing healthcare providers in terms of data breach risk at the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management annual conference in Anaheim this week.

Data wars: Retailers vs Apple Pay, Google Wallet and credit card issuers

Just one week after Apple Pay--a NFC pay system for Apple devices--went into full swing, CVS, Rite Aid and Walmart batted it out of play. But it's not only Apple Pay that's getting slammed; Google Wallet and other contactless pay systems are hit too. What's the fuss about? Data. 

Facebook, Yahoo work together to prevent abuse of recycled email addresses

Engineers from Facebook and Yahoo have worked together to create a new standard that promises to address problems arising from recycled email accounts.

Researchers need regulation to tap phone data to track, predict disease spread

Data from mobile phones offers real-time, empirical evidence that can greatly aid researchers' work in stopping the spread of contagious diseases ranging from ebola and flu to polio and measles. If, that is, researchers can get their hands on call data records.

Study reveals true scale of commuter data drain in major cities

EMC officials say they wanted to find out "the true scale of the data drain caused by laptops, smartphones, USB drives, and hard drives carried by modern commuters in New York, San Francisco, London, Paris, Berlin and Munich." 

News Scan: Bitcoin is cybercrime currency of choice; CIOs want to embrace innovation, but lack budgets to do so; More

The top news stories for Oct. 24, 2014.

Google extends its two-factor authentication support with physical USB keys

Google has announced that it has expanded its two-factor verification mechanism with support for physical USB keys.

Tech firms form new security alliance, while new study details carding black market

A new alliance of technology companies has formed "to help stem the rising tide of cybersecurity threats," just as a new report details how the stolen credit card black market works.