CUInfoSecurity Editor's Choice for April 2011

A review of the month's top stories by Managing Editor Tracy Kitten: A well-crafted e-mail tricked an RSA employee into opening a phishy e-mail that launched a sophisticated attack on the company's information systems, and the list of big-name corporations and brands affected by the Epsilon e-mail breach tops 100.Among April's most compelling headlines:

'Tricked' RSA Worker Opened Backdoor to APT Attack -- A well-crafted e-mail with the subject line "2011 Recruitment Plan" tricked an RSA employee into opening a malicious e-mail that led to a sophisticated attack on the company's information systems, a top technologist at RSA reported after the breach.

Companies Impacted by Epsilon -- Epsilon sends more than 40 billion e-mails annually and also runs loyalty programs for Citi and Chase credit card users. The list of companies and brands affected by the Epsilon e-mail breach continues to grow.

NCUA's Hyland on Top Fraud Threats -- Gigi Hyland, board member of the National Credit Union Administration, says ACH fraud and online cyberattacks are escalating, and credit unions and other financial institutions must do as much as they can to ensure appropriate internal controls are put in place to avert the risk of fraud.

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