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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.


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

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Hackers hold Syrian president at ransom

THE big winners of the NBN will be data-hungry households downloading TV shows, as research reveals the Coalition's plan will deliver the country $18 billion.


Related Topix: Middle East, Syria, World News, Science / Technology, Computers

If you're a computer hacker, Tesla wants you

We hear stories on the news about hackers getting into a store's database and stealing a customer's credit card information.


Related Topix: Science / Technology


Hackers prey on Russian patriotism to grow the Kelihos botnet

A recent spam campaign encouraged Russian speakers to install malware on their computers to participate in DDoS attacks, researchers said The cybercriminal gang behind the Kelihos botnet is tricking users into installing malware on their computers by appealing to pro-Russian sentiments stoked by recent international sanctions against the country.


Related Topix: World News, Russia, Asia, Science / Technology, Spyware, Email Spam, BitDefender

Budget Crime: You Can Buy A Stolen Credit Card And Rent A Hacker For Under $20

One of the most terrifying realities of cyber crime is that it's now easier than ever to become a cyber criminal.


Related Topix: Science / Technology


Singapore boosts cyber security after...

Singapore on Tuesday announced new measures to strengthen cyber security to prevent a recurrence of attacks on government websites incuding those of its president and prime minister.


Related Topix: Southeast Asia, Singapore, World News, Science / Technology, Anonymous, Pop/Rock, Lee Hsien Loong

Health Data Management

Top Health Data Breaches Caused by Hackers

6 Bad Habits Holding You Back From Success : Do you feel stuck in a rut? Expected to be shooting up the career ladder at this stage in the game? We all have bad habits, but bringing your baggage to the office can be the difference between soaring or stalling in your career.


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

Mon Aug 25, 2014

WHSV-TV Harrisonburg

Consumer Alert: Phone Hackers

As smartphones become the new laptop, we're using them for everything; from taking pictures, to accessing emails, and even checking bank account information.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Small Business

Sys-Con Media

Toshiba is First MR Manufacturer to Meet Network Security Guidelines...

Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc.'s MR systems have received approval to operate with the U.S. Air Force.


Related Topix: Toshiba, Computers, Science / Technology, US Military, US Air Force, Electronic, Titan, Tustin, CA


Sony network hacked, exec's flight diverted

Hackers attacked Sony's PlayStation Network and disrupted the travel plans of a top company executive by going on Twitter to suggest that there was a bomb on his American Airlines plane.


Related Topix: Sony Online Entertainment, Video Games, Software, Science / Technology, Twitter

Business Journal

Hacker tool used in Target breach hit 1,000+ businesses, U.S. says

The malware responsible for the Target and Supervalu data breaches could have hit more than 1,000 other businesses, according to the Secret Service.


Related Topix: Retail, Target, Science / Technology, Supervalu, Food, Grocery

The Straits Times

Alleged 'Messiah' hacker James Raj Arokiasamy slapped with 105 additional computer misuse charges

Alleged hacker James Raj Arokiasamy was slapped with 105 additional charges of computer misuse on Monday, bringing the total he faces to 162.


Related Topix: Science / Technology

Hindustan Times

Japans Sony hit by cyber attack bomb threat

Japanese entertainment giant Sony said Monday its online music and gaming sites came under a cyber attack by a hacker group that also claimed there were explosives on a plane carrying a senior company executive.


Related Topix: Sony Online Entertainment, Video Games, Software, Science / Technology

Sun Aug 24, 2014

Albany Times Union

6 Strange Body Hacks That Are Actually Useful

The human body has the potential for amazing feats, but it also has built-in limitations - we can't hear certain tones, we see a limited range of colors, and we can't feel magnetic and electrical fields around us the way some animals do.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, RFID News, Computers, Healthcare Law, Law, Weird

The New Zealand Herald

Dotcom denies he's behind the Whale Oil hacking

Internet Party founder Kim Dotcom says his comments yesterday about hacking the German Prime Minister's credit rating had nothing to do with the hacking of the Whale Oil blog.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, NASA

4.5 million patient names, birth dates, social security numbers stolen in massive hack attack

In the latest breach of privacy and Internet security, a cyber attack originating in China hacked into the computers of Community Health Systems Inc., one of the largest U.S. hospital groups, resulting in the theft of Social Security numbers and other personal information of 4.5 million patients.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Social Security, Personal Finance, Medicine, Community Health Care, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry, Reuters


Twin Cities Businesses Train to Stay Ahead of Next Data Breach

The security of home and work computers is important in this day and age when hackers could be lurking on the other side.


Related Topix: Science / Technology


Malware that hit Target puts more than 1,000 businesses at risk

Remember the massive data breach Target suffered late last year, where hackers compromised the credit card data of over 40 million Target customers and cost the retail giant millions of dollars? Well, the federal government says that attack might just be the beginning.


Related Topix: Science / Technology

Rapper suspected of Foley beheading

A SNAKE came back from the dead to deliver a deadly bite to a chef, twenty minutes after he had chopped its head off.


Related Topix: Europe, World News, United Kingdom, Science / Technology

Sat Aug 23, 2014

SymantecVoice: Backoff Trojan Is Back: Protect Your Business From The Next POS Breach

At Symantec, we help keep the world's information and systems protected and available so individuals, businesses, and nations can achieve their goals.


Related Topix: Science / Technology


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