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The Circuit: Apple iCloud, LulzSec hits Sony again, RSA to replace tokens

LEADING THE DAY: Apple accelerated its move into the cloud Monday with the announcement of iCloud, a nine-app group of services that includes iTunes in the Cloud.

Apple is only the latest company to encourage customers to move their data into off-site storage accessible through the Internet. The shift in data storage is causing an upheaval in the tech industry, The Washington Post reported, as companies such as Microsoft and Dell scramble to catch up with cloud-savvy companies such as Google and Amazon.

Sony hit with another breach: Hacker group LulzSec, claimed that it has hit Sony with another attack, this time on Sony’s developer network and music entertainment division. The group posted network plans and codes online, the Wall Street Journal reported.

The hacking group has claimed credit for several high-profile attacks in the past week, including attacks on PBS, FBI-affiliated security group InfraGard, Nintendo and Sony. The group denied reports that any of its members had been arrested by the FBI, All Things Digital reported.

RSA admits security breach: RSA Security admitted Monday that information taken from its systems contributed to the cyberattack on Lockheed Martin, The Washington Post reported. The company offered to replace its SecurID tokens, a well-known security device that randomly generates passcodes, for most of its customers.

In March, the company revealed it had been attacked by hackers and recommended that customers augment their own security measures.

Issa asks Google for information on phishing scam: Rep. Darrell Issa (R- Calif.) asked Google chief executive Larry Page for more information related to the Gmail phishing scam that became public last week, which targeted high-ranking U.S. officials.

Issa, chairman of the House Oversight committee, asked the company for a list of records identifying government employees affected by the scam, The Hill reported. Issa has previously raised concerns about the possibility of White House officials using personal e-mail accounts for official business.

Groupon may need to make new IPO filings: Daily deals site Groupon may need to make some new filings after comments from Chairman Eric Lefkofsky, Bloomberg reported. Lefkofsky said that the initial public offering would be “wildly profitable.” Groupon may have to file documents addressing his comments, to ensure they don’t run afoul of Securities and Exchange Commission rules that regulate what companies planning to go public may say about their profits before being listed, the report said.

Hayley Tsukayama covers consumer technology for The Washington Post.



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