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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 …

Data Breach Could Prove Costly for Target’s Payment Vendors

Companies that help Target Corp process payments could face millions of dollars in fines and costs resulting from the unprecedented data breach that struck the retailer over the holiday shopping season. Investigators are still sorting through just how thieves compromised …

Indiana University Chosen as Partner in Army Cyberattack Research

Indiana University scientists are celebrating their selection to help with a $23 million Army push to thwart cyberattacks. IU and four other schools will work with the Army Research Laboratory to create systems for detecting cyberattacks and predicting their impact …

Vice President Says China Cyber Theft Must Stop

Vice President Joe Biden said Wednesday that China’s rise is good for the U.S. and the world but its theft of U.S intellectual property must stop, as the two global powers began annual talks to build cooperation and hash out …

The Near Impossible Battle Against Hackers Everywhere

Dire warnings from Washington about a “cyber Pearl Harbor” envision a single surprise strike from a formidable enemy that could destroy power plants nationwide, disable the financial system or cripple the U.S. government. But those on the front lines say …