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Infosecurity Magazine news stories for 5-7 March 2012

My news stories on Infosecurity Magazine for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday this week…

Trustwave to acquire M86 Security
Trustwave, a Chicago-based security company with offices around the world, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire M86 Security, which is based in Irvine California and has international headquarters in London and R&D in California, Israel and New Zealand.
07 March 2012

CIOs recognize the mobile threat; but aren’t yet responding to it
A new survey from Vanson Bourne, sponsored by Sophos, underlines a current anomaly: CIOs believe that mobile devices are a security risk, but aren’t doing much about it.
07 March 2012

LulzSec leader Sabu turns FBI informant
It’s been a tempestuous week in the battle between Anonymous and the law: 25 arrests, the poisoning of the Anonymous DDoS tool, and now the LulzSec leader, Sabu, has been named an FBI informant.
07 March 2012

Trust in communications is decreasing
While the UK is becoming increasingly better connected, trust in those connections is declining.
06 March 2012

THOR: a new P2P botnet for sale
A new botnet is nearing completion and is being offered for sale on the hacking underground at $8000.
06 March 2012

India/Bangladesh cyberwar moves to a new level
The ongoing cyberwar between India and Bangladesh has escalated with Teamgreyhat, in support of “our Indian brothers”, moving from commercial to economic targets.
06 March 2012

Is it time to move on from anti-virus?
On Friday, Wired quoted security expert Jeremiah Grossman as someone who doesn’t use anti-virus software, and asked the question: “Is Antivirus Software a Waste of Money?”
05 March 2012

UK opts in to the EU-USA PNR agreement
The UK’s Home Office says that on the 9th February 2012 it notified the President of the Council that “the government has opted in to the EU-US Agreement on the exchange of passenger name record [PNR] data.”
05 March 2012

Twitter complies with court order – hands over account details
Guido Fawkes in the UK is the pseudonym of an award-winning anti-establishment blog operated by Paul Staines. In the US it is a name associated with a Twitter account handed over to law enforcement. Around the world is has become associated with the Anonymous movement.
05 March 2012

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