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48 min ago | Canada.com

What it takes to fight a global war against cyber criminals

Throngs of people, dressed completely, elegantly, blindingly, in white showed up to Yaletown's David Lam Park to partake in the biggest Diner en Blanc to hit Vancouver yet.

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Related Topix: Redmond, WA, Science / Technology, High Performance Computing

Fri Aug 22, 2014

Mashable

More Than 1,000 Businesses Hit by Same Cyber Attack as Target

Target wasn't the only business that experienced a cyber attack that compromised tens of millions of its customers' credit cards, according to the Secret Service.

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Related Topix: Target, Retail, Science / Technology

The Fresno Bee

Gov't warns US retailers about hacking software

The government urged businesses of all sizes to scan their point-of-sale systems for software known as "Backoff," discovered last October.

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Related Topix: Computers, Science / Technology, Transportation, Trucking, United Parcel Service, Air Courier, Retail, Target

Russia Taday

a User beware: Researchers have 92% success rate hacking into Gmail app

Your smartphone may be far less secure than you think. A group of computer scientists say they've found a way to hack into six out of seven popular apps like Gmail on Android, Windows and iOS platforms, with a success rate of up to 92 percent.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Science, Computer Science, UC Riverside

CIO

Lessons Learned From UPS Store Breach

The security breach discovered at a few dozen franchises of the UPS Store, a subsidiary of United Parcel Service, provides a number of lessons for other retailers.

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Related Topix: UPS Store, Transportation, Trucking, United Parcel Service, Air Courier, Science / Technology, CPU

The New Zealand Herald

Key hits out at 'stealing of election'

Prime Minister John Key yesterday hit back hard over the Dirty Politics allegations against him and his Government, warning that a hacker and the political left were "trying to take an election off New Zealanders".

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Oceania, New Zealand, World News

WTVR Richmond

Hospital network's failure led to massive hack

A major hospital network's failure to update its computer software allowed hackers to steal 4.5 million patient records earlier this year, a security expert says.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Medicine

Thu Aug 21, 2014

WSFA-TV Montgomery

Con artists exploit death of actor Robin Williams

It's unimaginable to think that someone would try to profit off of someone's else's death... but some crooks will stop at nothing to steal your money or in this case your information as well.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology

WBTV

UPS says customer information at risk following hack

Another day, another security breach.The latest global firm to suffer at the hands of villainous hackers is logistics giant UPS, or, to be precise, retail chain The UPS Store, a subsidiary of UPS.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Family, Teenagers, Cable & Satellite, Comcast

KFMB-TV San Diego

UPS says customer information at risk following hack

Another day, another security breach.The latest global firm to suffer at the hands of villainous hackers is logistics giant UPS, or, to be precise, retail chain The UPS Store, a subsidiary of UPS.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Cable & Satellite, Comcast

WPTV Local News

The UPS hack: What you need to know

The UPS Store announced Wednesday that 51 of its locations experienced a security breach that may have compromised customers' personal information, including credit and debit card data.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology

TheBlaze.com

Hackers Successfully Attacked U.S. Nuclear Agency Three Times in Three Years

Computers within the United States' primary regulator for commercial nuclear power plants were successfully attacked three times in three years by at least two different hacking groups.

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Related Topix: Prison, Science / Technology, US Politics, US News

Freshnews

Protecting Your Business from a DDoS Attack

Distributed denial of service attacks are growing in scale and sophistication, becoming a top tool for hackers.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology

Bloomberg

Hacker! Photo: iStock via Getty Images

CrowdStrike CEO George Kurtz and Vectra Networks CEO Hitesh Sheth comment on the Chinese hackers that stole personal information from 4.5 million patients of Community Health Systems and discuss how vulnerable U.S. companies are to hackers.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Medicine, Community Health Care, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry, SecureWorks, Software, Irvine, CA

Wed Aug 20, 2014

ABC15.com

Protect yourself from ransomware hackers

As I discussed in a recent post , crypto ransomware is using a variety of methods to trick victims into clicking on malicious links or opening rigged file attachments.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology

KTVK Phoenix

UPS says 51 retail stores breached by malware

Some customers of The UPS Store may have had their credit and debit card information exposed by a computer virus found on systems at 51 stores in 24 states.

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Related Topix: UPS Store, Transportation, Trucking, United Parcel Service, Air Courier, Illinois, Science / Technology

SiliconValley.com

UPS Store computer breach with malware put customer data at risk

United Parcel Service said a breach of computer systems at UPS Store retail outlets may have exposed customers' personal and payment data at some locations this year.

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Related Topix: UPS Store, Transportation, Trucking, United Parcel Service, Air Courier, Expedited Group, Science / Technology

Deming Headlight

Hackers steal data from parent company of Mimbres Memorial Hospital

Mimbres Memorial Hospital and Nursing Home is one of six New Mexico hospitals owned by the Tennessee-based Community Health Systems Inc. The company's data was recently hacked.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Mimbres, NM, Medicine, Community Health Care, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry, Las Cruces, NM

KCCI-TV Des Moines

90% of hospitals and clinics lose their patients' data

Recent data shows 90 percent of health care organizations have exposed their patients' data -- or had it stolen -- in 2012 and 2013, according to privacy researchers at the Ponemon Institute.

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Related Topix: Social Security, Personal Finance, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Healthcare Law, Science / Technology

Examiner.com

Chinese hackers steal 4.6 million patients info around the country

Community Health Systems , one of the largest hospital operators in the U.S., today announced that hackers stole about 4.5 million records with patient names, addresses, birth data, phone numbers and Social Security numbers.

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

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