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Rising Healthcare System Cyber Attacks Cost $6B Annually

A rise in cyber attacks against doctors and hospitals is costing the U.S. healthcare system $6 billion a year as organized criminals who once targeted retailers and financial firms increasingly go after medical records, security researchers say. Criminal attacks against …

Destructive Hacking Attempts Targeting Critical Infrastructure in Americas

Hacking attacks that destroy rather than steal data or that manipulate equipment are far more prevalent than widely believed, according to a survey of critical infrastructure organizations throughout North and South America. The poll by the Organization of American States, …

Michigan Aims to be Nation’s Leader in Thwarting Cyberattacks

Michigan is aiming to invest in cybersecurity and position itself as a national leader in the field as attacks on governments increase. The state receives more than 730,000 attempted cyberattacks daily, and that number is rising as hackers and thieves …

Commentary: Is Corporate America Ready for Real Cybersecurity?

Barack Obama wants to prod corporations into addressing their cybersecurity weaknesses and he used his State of the Union speech last night to do just that. Obama also placed responsibility for inaction and any damage from future attacks on the …

No ‘Significant’ Cyber Attacks on Banks, Says Bank Group

An influential U.S. financial services industry group that shares information about cyber threats has said it is unaware of any “significant” cyber attacks, downplaying concerns about possible breaches at JPMorgan Chase & Co. and other banks. The group, known as …

Investors Didn’t Know Companies Hacked by Chinese

Three U.S. public companies identified as Chinese hacking victims didn’t report the theft of trade secrets and other data to investors, despite rules designed to disclose significant events. Two of the companies — aluminum maker Alcoa Inc. and metals supplier …

Payment System Attacks Trail Behind Other Cybercrimes

While Target’s massive data breach last year caused consumers to panic and drew attention to Internet crime, a new study finds that breaches on retailer payment systems are less common than other kinds of attacks. More than twice as many …

Agency Forms Task Force to Prevent Cybercrime in Kentucky

A Kentucky agency has created a task force aimed at preventing financial cybercrime. The task force’s focus will be to protect both the financial services industry and the public. The group was formed recently by the state Department of Financial …

U.S. Senator Seeks Information on Carmaker Efforts to Thwart Hackers

A U.S. senator has asked 20 of the world’s biggest automakers for information on how they secure their vehicles from cyber attacks, in light of reports by security experts who say they have identified ways to hack into cars. Edward …

U.S. Regulator Says Small Banks Could Face Cyber Threat

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency said on Wednesday that it is devoting significant resources to help smaller, community lenders fend off cyber attacks, after hackers attacked many major U.S. banks last year. Community banks often rely on …