Security in the News – Week of December 23

Information Security

Computerworld

Target Hackers Try New Ways to Use Stolen Card Data

December 23

For the first time, hackers market stolen data with info on location of store where card was used; experts say new strategy will slow detection.

 

Help Net Security

Breaking Backlog of Digital Forensic Evidence

December 23

Time for change in the way law enforcement works with digital forensic evidence.

 

How Consumer Attitudes Changed Towards Data Security

December 24

With moves in digital world, a traceable footprint is created, which organizations can use to analyze, predict and act upon.

 

State of Security

Target: The Desolation of Fraud

December 24

Security teams are feeling more overwhelmed by challenges of modern, organized cyber-crime.

 

Security and Crisis Management

BBC News Africa

Kenya and Ethiopia Leaders in Juba for Talks

December 26

Leaders of two of South Sudan’s neighbors, Kenya and Ethiopia, have held constructive talks in a bid to halt fighting.

 

BBC News Asia

Bangladesh Deploys Army Ahead of January Elections

December 25

Tens of thousands of troops are being deployed across Bangladesh to try to prevent potential political violence ahead of next month’s elections.

 

Thailand Protests: Yingluck Government Rejects Election Delay

December 26

Thailand’s government rejected calls to delay February’s election, amid increasingly violent protests in which a policeman was shot dead.

 

BBC News Europe

Defiant Turkish PM in Major Reshuffle

December 25

Turkish PM announced major cabinet reshuffle after three ministerial resignations over a corruption inquiry.

Channel News Asia

Thai Army Chief Refuses to Rule Out Coup

December 27

With tensions running high in Ba

ngkok after violent clashes between police, opposition protesters, army chief refused to rule out a coup, saying anything can happen.

 

The Cambodian Daily

Factories Advised to Close as Wage Strikes Swell

December 27

Cambodia’s garment manufacturers were advised to temporarily shut operations as tens of thousands of workers at hundreds of factories joined nationwide strikes over wages.