We spoke to multiple people who work in online security about the threats they see to companies, and asked them what kind of clients have been signing up for increased security following the Sony Pictures hack. Here are the targets that are most in danger of getting hacked: sports teams, banks, nuclear power plant, cars….
Last month, cybersecurity stocks emerged as some of the market’s top gainers. They have since faded a bit, but….
As Alibaba and others increase reliance on it, is it safe?
US retailing giant Target has proposed a settlement worth $10 million (about £6.7 million) in respect of a class-action lawsuit related to the massive data breach it experienced in 2013.
The data breach happened between Black Friday and Christmas that year and saw the theft of around 40 million credit and debit card accounts, as well as a further 70 million customer records containing information that included customer names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses….
The IRS met with big players in the tax preparation industry, including tax software firms, to come up with a plan to stop tax fraud, The Wall Street Journal reported….
The average security breach costs between $3 million and $5 million. In fact, any organization with data almost surely has hackers sniffing around the premises….
South Korea has accused its northern neighbour of a cyberattack on its nuclear power plant operator.
The attacks were allegedly carried out in December and have been described by South Korea’s government as a “clear provocation against our security”….
The Federal Trade Commission has warned consumers about a growing danger, explaining medical identity theft thusly: “A thief may use your name or health insurance numbers to see a doctor, get prescription drugs, file claims with your insurance provider, or get other care. If the thief’s health information is mixed with yours, your treatment, insurance and payment records, and credit report may be affected.”
While you’ve likely never heard of companies like Yesware, Bananatag, and Streak, they almost certainly know a good deal about you. Specifically, they know when you’ve opened an email sent by one of their clients, where you are, what sort of device you’re on, and whether you’ve clicked a link, all without your awareness or consent….
Eleven people have been charged with running identity theft and credit card fraud schemes in southeastern Michigan.
Angela Patton, of Belleville, is accused of sharing Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan subscribers’ personal information with people who then used it to apply for credit cards. Investigators say Patton and the 10 others accused in the scheme stole information belonging to more than 5,500 policy holders….