24 Apr 2014

All at sea: global shipping fleet exposed to hacking threat

“The next hacker playground: the open seas – and the oil tankers and container vessels that ship 90 percent of the goods moved around the planet. In this internet age, as more devices are hooked up online, so they become more vulnerable to attack. As industries like maritime and energy

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23 Apr 2014

FBI warns healthcare sector vulnerable to cyber attacks

“The FBI has warned healthcare providers their cybersecurity systems are lax compared to other sectors, making them vulnerable to attacks by hackers searching for Americans’ personal medical records and health insurance data. Health data is far more valuable to hackers on the black market than credit card numbers because it

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19 Apr 2014

Michaels Confirms Data Breach After Weeks of Analysis, 2.6 Million Cards Impacted

“In January, we learned that arts and crafts retail chain Michaels Stores might have suffered a data breach. Now, after weeks of investigation, the company has confirmed that cybercriminals breached not only its systems, but the ones of its subsidiary, Aaron Brothers, as well.” Source: Michaels Confirms Data Breach After

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19 Apr 2014

Obamacare Website Vulnerable to Heartbleed Security Flaw

“People who have accounts on the enrollment website for President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law are being told to change their passwords following an administration-wide review of the government’s vulnerability to the confounding Heartbleed Internet security flaw. Senior administration officials said there is no indication that the HealthCare.gov site has

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18 Apr 2014

SEC Announces Examinations of Wall Street Firms’ Cybersecurity Measures

“U.S. securities regulators are moving to make Wall Street firms more proactive in preventing cyberattacks, according to an announcement by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) earlier this week. In a Risk Alert released by the SEC’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) on April 15, the SEC warned

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18 Apr 2014

Iranian-Based Cyberattack Activity On The Rise, Mandiant Report Says

“In a new report from Mandiant, now part of FireEye, researchers describe a threat landscape where political conflicts have spurred hackers into action in attacks against the private sector. But while much of the talk about cyberespionage and attacks on the US has often centered on China, increased activity by

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17 Apr 2014

National Retail Federation to Establish Cybersecurity Program

“The National Retail Federation (NRF), the world’s largest retail trade association, has announced plans to create a retail and merchant industry information sharing and analysis center that will help companies deal with cyber threats. The new platform is being developed in partnership with the Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis

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17 Apr 2014

Heartbleed hack case sees first arrest in Canada

“A 19-year-old Canadian became the first person to be arrested in relation to the Heartbleed security breach. Stephen Arthuro Solis-Reyes from London, Ontario was accused of hacking into the Canadian Revenue Agency (CRA)’s website last Friday by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. The RCMP say Mr Solis-Reyes then stole 900

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15 Apr 2014

FBI Arrests Trio For Microsoft Xbox Hacking

“A group of alleged hackers has been charged with breaking into the computer systems of the U.S Army, Microsoft, and several other firms to steal pre-release copies of popular video games like ‘Call of Duty,’ simulation software for Apache attack helicopter pilots, and confidential data that was used to create

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15 Apr 2014

Heartbleed hacks hit Mumsnet and Canada’s tax agency

“A leading UK site for parents and the Canadian tax authority have both announced they have had data stolen by hackers exploiting the Heartbleed bug. Mumsnet – which says it has 1.5 million registered members – said that it believed that the cyber thieves may have obtained passwords and personal

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