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‘Jackpotting’ Reaches U.S. Shores, Drains Millions From ATMs

ATM machines across the country are being targeted by a wave of criminals in search of an illegal high-tech payday. The Secret Service calls this phenomenon “jackpotting,” and are warning U.S. bank attacks are imminent. It’s a modern day version …

Ohio Air Force Base Trains Cyber Army

Cyber hackers bent on chaos could potentially attack water treatment and chemical plants, power grids, financial institutions and disable weapon systems, and have stolen personal data of millions of federal employees and consumers. Every hour of every day, cyber warriors …

Russia, China Remain Greatest Cyberthreats, but Iran is of Growing Concern

Russia and China present the greatest cyber security threat to the U.S., but Iran is trying to increase and spend more on its capabilities, the Navy admiral in charge of the military’s Cyber Command told Congress Tuesday. Adm. Michael Rogers …

Hospitals Ignored Software Flaw Warnings Allowing Hackers Access to Systems

The hackers who seriously disrupted operations at a large hospital chain recently and held some data hostage broke into a computer server left vulnerable despite urgent public warnings since at least 2007 that it needed to be fixed with a …

Pentagon Challenges Hackers to Test its Cybersecurity

Uncle Sam is looking for a few good hackers. As part of an effort to test its cybersecurity, the U.S. Defense Department is challenging computer geeks from the private sector to hack its public websites and networks. To sweeten the …

Federal Spending Bill Contains Major Cyber Security Legislation

Companies that share data with the U.S. government for cyber security purposes will get more protection from consumer lawsuits under a measure piggybacked onto a massive federal spending bill unveiled in Congress on Wednesday. The cyber-security proposal, widely supported by …

SEC Determines No Enforcement Action Over Target’s Data Breach

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission won’t pursue an enforcement action against Target Corp. after hackers stole data on 40 million credit and debit cards during the 2013 holiday shopping season, according to a regulatory filing. The agency finished its …

Education Tech Companies Get Lots of Personal Data on Students

What kid wouldn’t want to be able to create an electronic science fair poster, with photos and embedded video, using their smartphone – all on the morning bus ride on the day it’s due? Glogster EDU lets kids do that …

Even When Deleted, Online Information Isn’t Gone

The Ashley Madison hack is a big reminder to all Web users: If you submit private data online, chances are it will never fully be deleted. The hackers, who stole the data about a month ago and then posted it …

Cyber Ring Made $100M on Stolen News Releases by Phishing

In late October 2013, Panera Bread Co., the national chain of restaurants that specializes in healthy soups and baked goods, prepared a news release to announce it was adjusting its earnings expectations downward for the recently begun fourth quarter. The …