Posted February 3, 2015
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- Federal regulators have unveiled a draft road map for a nationwide secure health data exchange built on interoperable electronic health records systems within the next three years.
- A Dutch judge ruled that an accused Russian hacker can be extradited to the United States. The suspect, along with four other accomplices, four Russians and a Ukrainian, are accused of stealing credit and debit card numbers and other personal information from well-known U.S. companies and selling them online. Just three of the corporate victims have reported combined losses in excess of $300 million. The online theft case is reported to be one of the largest US corporate hacks of more than 160 million credit card details.
Legal and Regulations
- A committee established by Google is reviewing whether the decision by the European Court of Justice to enforce the “Right to Be Forgotten” on the Internet can be imposed beyond Europe’s shores, the New York Times reports.
- US business groups are seeking “urgent discussions” over new Chinese rules requiring foreign firms to hand over source code and other measures. The groups wrote to senior government officials after the introduction of the cybersecurity regulations at the end of last year. The US Chamber of Commerce and other groups called the rules “intrusive”. The regulations initially apply to firms selling products to Chinese banks but are part of a wider review. “An overly broad, opaque, discriminatory approach to cybersecurity policy that restricts global internet and ICT products and services would ultimately isolate Chinese ICT firms from the global marketplace and weaken cybersecurity, thereby harming China’s economic growth and development and restricting customer choice,” the letter read.
- Researchers warn that at least one of the official National Football League (NFL) mobile applications is plagued by serious vulnerabilities that expose users’ personal information. According to Wandera, a company that provides mobile data gateway solutions for enterprises, the official NFL Mobile apps for iOS and Android are vulnerable to man-in-the-middle (MitM) attacks.
- Amid reports of Australia deploying cyber weapons in the Middle East in a counter-terrorism operation, a cyber-espionage program was discovered being used by several countries in sophisticated hacking operations. Security experts revealed the existence of the spying software after former NSA contractor Edward Snowden allegedly leaked the source code.
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