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Microsoft, Google Use AI to Thwart Hackers

Last year, Microsoft Corp.’s Azure security team detected suspicious activity in the cloud computing usage of a large retailer: One of the company’s administrators, who usually logs on from New York, was trying to gain entry from Romania. And no, …

Online Services Requiring Birthdate Create Security Risk

Of all the personal information people tend to give out willy-nilly on the internet, birthdate is perhaps the most ubiquitous. It’s not just Yahoo and Facebook seeking that information. Websites, newsletters, online stores and a plethora of other places want …

No Anonymity for Ashley Madison Plaintiffs Who Want to Sue Over Hack

Plaintiffs leading a lawsuit against online dating website Ashley Madison over a security breach that exposed the personal data of customers must publicly identify themselves to proceed with the case, a U.S. judge has ruled. Forty-two plaintiffs, seeking to represent …

Kmart Latest Cyber Hack Victim, Unknown Number of Customers Affected

Sears Holdings Corp.’s Kmart discount chain, the latest victim of hacker attacks on retailers, said it detected a security breach this week and is investigating the incident with law enforcement officials. The retailer’s information-technology team identified the breach on Oct. …

Target Names New Chief Risk and Compliance Officer

Target Corp. has named a General Motors executive to be chief risk and compliance officer as the retailer continues to overhaul its security department in the wake of last year’s massive data breach. The Minneapolis-based company said Jacqueline Hourigan Rice …

Data Breach Affects 33 PF Chang’s Restaurants

P.F. Chang’s is providing more details on its ongoing investigation into a security breach, saying data may have been stolen from certain credit and debit cards used at 33 P.F. Chang’s China Bistro restaurants in the U.S. P.F. Chang’s confirmed …

Security Breaches Exposed 22.8M New Yorkers’ Personal Records

A new report shows 22.8 million private records of New Yorkers have been exposed in data security breaches reported by 3,000 businesses, nonprofits and governments over the past eight years. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says in a report Tuesday that …

Business Survey Finds Cybercrime Increasing

The hackers are winning, according to a survey of 500 executives of U.S. businesses, law enforcement services and government agencies released Wednesday. The 12th annual survey of cybercrime trends found that online attackers determined to break into computers, steal information …

Heartbleed Bug is a Major Internet Security Headache

A confounding computer bug called “Heartbleed” is causing major security headaches across the Internet as websites scramble to fix the problem and Web surfers wonder whether they should change their passwords to prevent theft of their email accounts, credit card …

Israeli Tunnel Hit by Cyber Attack

When Israel’s military chief delivered a high-profile speech this month outlining the greatest threats his country might face in the future, he listed computer sabotage as a top concern, warning a sophisticated cyberattack could one day bring the nation to …