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    Can Selfies Fight Payment Card Fraud?

    MasterCard Tests Facial Recognition App By Mathew Schwartz
    Can Selfies Fight Payment Card Fraud?

    MasterCard is testing a smartphone app that lets users approve online transactions using facial recognition, via the equivalent of taking a selfie. But could such technology be spoofed, and will it reduce card fraud?

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    Phishers Felled Bitcoin Exchange

    $5 Million Bitstamp Breach Detailed in Unconfirmed Report By Mathew J. Schwartz
    Phishers Felled Bitcoin Exchange

    An unconfirmed post-breach report for bitcoin exchange Bitstamp shows the organization was targeted by a sustained attack that combined phishing via email and Skype with macro malware to successfully steal almost 19,000 bitcoins, worth $5 million.

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    Cisco to Acquire OpenDNS

    $635 Million Deal to Boost 'Internet of Things' Security By Mathew J. Schwartz
    Cisco to Acquire OpenDNS

    Cisco announced plans to pay $635 million to purchase cloud security firm OpenDNS to better secure the "Internet of Everything." OpenDNS says the acquisition will leave its products and personnel intact.

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    Twins Plead Guilty to Hacking Schemes

    Charged with Attempted State Department Hack, Card Fraud By Mathew J. Schwartz
    Twins Plead Guilty to Hacking Schemes

    Twin brothers, who were once considered computer prodigies, pleaded guilty in federal court to a range of identity theft and hacking-related charges, including an attempted State Department hack.

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    Medical Center Fraud Cases: 2 Indicted

    Federal Income Tax and Billing Fraud Alleged By Marianne Kolbasuk McGee
    Medical Center Fraud Cases: 2 Indicted

    The Department of Justice has announced the indictments of two individuals in separate fraud cases affecting the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. The cases spotlight the challenges healthcare organizations face in the fight against fraud.

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