Data Security Podcast Episode 71, Sep 28 2009

30 minutes every week on data security, privacy, and the law…..(plus or minus five)

On this week’s program:

* $4k per day scamming fake Viagra? That’s just the tip of the iceberg.

* Business bank accounts are the targets of attacks, businesses are responding with lawsuits against banks.

* Our take on this week’s news.

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Show Notes for Episode 71 of the Data Security Podcast

* Conversation: Samantha talks with attorney Dan Mitchell, of Bernstein Shur. His business client was the victim of one of the bank account attacks, resulting in a cash loss of over $500,000. His client is suing the bank. Coverage in Computerworld.

* Tales From The Dark Web: Pharma scams earn $4k per day for members of the Dark Wek.  Read that and a LOT more in Dimitry Samosseiko of SophosLabs paper he presented to the Virus Bulletin Conference in Geneva Switzerland. That event wrapped up last Friday.

* From Our Take on The News:  Waves of Twitter attacks erode trustworthiness of Tweets.

How much should you trust Tweets?

How much should you trust Tweets?

* From Our Take on The News:  How much of your business data should you trust to web mail?

* From Our Take on The News:  Cameras keep track of all cars entering Medina Washington.

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