cyber security News

University Releases 2015 Emerging Cyber Threats Report

In its latest Emerging Cyber Threats Report, Georgia Tech warns about loss of privacy, abuse of trust between users and machines, attacks against the mobile ecosystem, rogue insiders and the increasing involvement of cyberspace in nation-state conflicts. Such topics are …

Small Businesses Face Big Danger From Hackers

It’s not just big businesses like JPMorgan Chase, Target and Home Depot that get hacked. Small companies suffer from intrusions into their computer systems, too. The costs associated with computer and website attacks can run well into the thousands and …

JPMorgan Hackers Linked to Attacks at 13 Other Financial Firms

The hackers who raided the data banks of JPMorgan Chase & Co. used computers now linked to possible attacks on at least 13 more financial companies, according to a person familiar with the investigation. More than a month after the …

Local Government Information at Risk After Bond Insurer Data Breach

Bond insurer MBIA was told two weeks ago about a server breach that compromised the data of thousands of local U.S. government entities, but it did not address the problem until earlier this week, according to the cyber security expert …

Medical Records More Valuable to Hackers Than Credit Card Info

Your medical information is worth 10 times more than your credit card number on the black market. Last month, the FBI warned healthcare providers to guard against cyber attacks after one of the largest U.S. hospital operators, Community Health Systems …

GAO Report Warns of ACA Website Security Risks

HealthCare.gov, President Barack Obama’s health insurance exchange, has security and privacy protection vulnerabilities, a U.S. government watchdog reported on Tuesday, nearly a year after the website’s troubled rollout. The General Accounting Office (GAO) said that despite steps taken by the …

7 Tips to Creating Stronger Passwords

This week’s news that a Russian crime ring has amassed some 1.2 billion username and password combinations makes now a good time to review ways to protect yourself online. The hacking misdeeds were described in a New York Times story …

Illinois Military Base Gets Expanded Cyber Security Role

A military base in southwestern Illinois has been tagged to play an even bigger role defending the country in cyberspace. The Belleville News-Democrat reports that the Air Force recently decided to spend $16 million to reconfigure some buildings at Scott …

Hackers Access 145M EBay Records

EBay Inc said that hackers raided its network three months ago, accessing some 145 million user records in what is poised to go down as one of the biggest data breaches in history, based on the number of accounts compromised. …

Company Data Breach Now Costs $3.5M on Average: Ponemon Study

The average cost of a corporate data breach increased 15 percent in the last year to $3.5 million, according to a study. The study by the Ponemon Institute out of Michigan also found that the cost incurred for each lost …