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3 hrs ago | Canada.com

Personal info lost by two departments at same time

In this Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013 photo illustration, hands type on a computer keyboard in Los Angeles.

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4 hrs ago | American Banker

Hacker Attack on Banks Shows Need to Lock Down Employee PCs

SETTING LIMITS: Even when hackers break in, there should be impediments to traversing the entire network, says Bob Olson, head of the global financial services practice at Unisys.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Financial Services, SourceMedia, PC

4 hrs ago | KHOU-TV Houston

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Bank hack attack: What you should do Bank hack attack: What you should do Check out this story on KHOU.com: http://www.khou.com/story/money/business/2014/08/28/bank-hack-attack-what-you-should-do/14747999/ This is an example of a phishing email reported by the computer security company ProofPoint, in Sunnyvale, Calif.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Santa Clara County, CA, Sunnyvale, CA, Banking, JP Morgan Chase

8 hrs ago | Reuters

JPMorgan Chase confirms possible cyber attack

Attackers stole checking and savings account information and lots of other data from JPMorgan Chase, according to the New York Times.

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9 hrs ago | The Economist

Computer security: Hacking the banks

ROBBING a bank used to require a gun and a getaway car. Now hackers can attack financial institutions with a few clicks of a computer mouse.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, US Federal Bureau of Investigation, US News

10 hrs ago | Daily Herald

JPMorgan boosts defenses against hackers after attack on systems

JPMorgan Chase & Co., the biggest U.S. bank, said it increased defenses against computer hackers after an attack against the industry this month.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Banking, JP Morgan Chase

12 hrs ago | Newsday

Hackers attack JPMorgan Chase & Co., four other banks

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Banking, JP Morgan Chase , Wantagh, NY, Holbrook, NY

13 hrs ago | WDJT

F.B.I. investigating sophisticated cyber attack on five banks, including J.P. Morgan Chase

The F.B.I. is investigating what they call coordinated cyber attacks that hit five banks, including J.P. Morgan Chase.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Banking, JP Morgan Chase

15 hrs ago | The Globe and Mail

Russian hackers said to attack JPMorgan, four other banks

Businessmen check their mobile phones in front of JPMorgan Chase & Co. offices in New York, in this file photo.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Banking, JP Morgan Chase , US News, US Federal Bureau of Investigation

17 hrs ago | CBS Local

2 Investigators: Hackers Stealing Social Security Payments

Thousands of Social Security beneficiaries have become victims of identity thieves who have hacked into their accounts and stolen millions of dollars in desperately needed benefits.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance, Social Security, Science / Technology, Lottery

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Reuters

FBI, Secret Service investigate reports of cyber attacks on U.S. banks

The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation said it is investigating media reports that several U.S. financial firms have been victims of recent cyber attacks.

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Related Topix: US Secret Service, US News, US Federal Bureau of Investigation, Banking, JP Morgan Chase , Science / Technology

Star Tribune

Dairy Queen is latest firm to suffer hacker attack

The Edina -based ice cream and fast-food chain confirmed Wednesday that "customer data at a limited number of stores may be at risk."

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Edina, MN, Supervalu, Food, Retail, Grocery, Eden Prairie, MN

ABC News

Reports: FBI Probes JPMorgan Hack

The FBI is investigating a hacking attack on JPMorgan Chase and at least one other bank, according to reports citing unnamed sources familiar with the matter.

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Related Topix: Banking, JP Morgan Chase , Science / Technology

The Globe and Mail

Heartbleed hack still a threat to big companies months later

To quote Codenomicon : The affected code is called OpenSSL and "is the most popular open source cryptographic library and TLS implementation used to encrypt traffic on the Internet."

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Related Topix: Codenomicon, Sandy, UT, Medicine, Community Health Care, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry, Science / Technology

CIO

Toss Routers With Hardcoded Passwords, Expert Says

A Chinese manufacturer's routers that contain a hardcoded password that can be used to open a 'backdoor' should be thrown away and replaced with more reputable gear, experts say Sometimes it is best to toss security-challenged technology, and that's the recommendation experts are giving to small businesses using a flawed router from a China-based ... (more)

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Related Topix: Small Business, Personal Finance, Mobile Armor, Science / Technology

Sys-Con Media

Ixia and Plixer Provide Enhanced Cyber Attack and Application Performance Analysis

Ixia announced the integration of its Application and Threat Intelligence Processor with the Plixer International, Inc. Scrutinizer cyber threat incident response solution.

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Related Topix: Telecom, Electronics, Ixia, Science / Technology, Science, Computer Science

Silicon Alley Insider

Most Email Is Now Invisible To Hackers and Government Surveillance

How often do you open your email and wonder whether anyone else may have looked at it before you? If your email is not encrypted, you may have a good reason to worry.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Google, Startups, Emerging Technology, Search Engines

Information Technology

Allied Minds Announces the Formation of Whitewood Encryption Systems, Inc.

Allied Minds , an innovative U.S. science and technology development and commercialization company, announced today the formation of Whitewood Encryption Systems, Inc., a builder of next-generation systems of data encryption that leverage advanced cryptography technologies emerging from U.S. centers of research excellence.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Cryptography, Science, Computer Science, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Cloud Computing

Computing.co.uk

'Sony doesn't understand security': Why PlayStation Network is such an attractive target for hackers

Sony's PlayStation Network has once again been hit by cyber vandals, with the service - which serves as the backbone of the PlayStation 4 online ecosystem - recently brought down in a distributed denial of service attack.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Microsoft Xbox, Video Games, Science, Computer Science

CRN

Heartbleed Attacks Still Actively Targeting Vulnerable Servers, Says IBM

The Heartbleed bug, the open-source vulnerability believed to have been behind the breach of possibly millions of leaked records at Community Health Systems, is being actively targeted by criminals despite widespread availability of patches for error-prone devices.

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Related Topix: Community Medical Center, Medicine, Community General Hospital, Community Health Care, Hospital Administration, Quorum, Healthcare Industry, Science / Technology

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