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Operator of ‘Booter’ Service for Cyber Attacks Sentenced to 13 Months

An Illinois man who has been hacking since he was a teenager was sentenced last week to 13 months in prison and ordered to forfeit $542,925 for operating a service that charged subscription fees to hackers who launched millions of …

Businesses are Walking a Fine Line Between Innovation and Cybersecurity

Companies are working to balance their desire for new innovations with their need for strong cyber-defenses, a new report from CompTIA, a technology industry trade association, finds. CompTIA’s “Cybersecurity for Digital Operations,” based on a survey of 500 U.S. businesses, …

ECB Says One of Its Websites Was Hacked, Data Possibly Captured

The European Central Bank said one of its websites was hacked by unauthorized people who may have stolen private information including contact data. According to an emailed statement, hackers installed malware onto an external server that hosts the Banks’ Integrated …

Illinois Comptroller Orders IT Contract Progress Reports

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza has suspended $5.7 million in payments on an online state-employee health insurance program, a project so botched it also prompted her to begin ordering performance reports for all large state technology contracts. Mendoza …