Tag Archives: hacking

Study: 781 Data Breaches Occurred in Public, Private Sectors During 2015

The Identity Theft Resource Center found during a study that there were 781 publicly reported data breaches across the U.S. public and private sectors during 2015. Forty-percent of those breaches tracked by ITRC occurred in the business sector, an 8.1 percent increase from 2014 figures, the center said Jan. 25. Healthcare organizations had the second highest percentage …

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Dima Tokar, Jason Hart: Network Isolation Key in Cyber Defense for Smart Cities

Two information technology security executives believe that computer networks used to create and run smart cities are vulnerable to hacking, Cisco’s The Network reported Wednesday. Jason Deign writes that smart cities’ susceptibility to security threats can be associated with the lack of a single authority to monitor and implement cybersecurity …

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Ralph Langer: Stuxnet Virus a Two-Part Threat

The virus allegedly created by Israel and the U.S. to infiltrate Iran’s nuclear facility in 2012 could be more dangerous than initially believed, Ralph Langer writes for Foreign Policy. Langer calls the first version of the two-part Stuxnet virus showed the hacking community a method for how to attack hard targets. …

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Microsoft Pools Forensics, Legal Pros at Cybercrime Hub; David Finn, Richard Boscovich Comment

Microsoft has opened a new center for online forensic experts, security engineers and legal technology professionals to collaborate and develop anti-hacking measures, Reuters reported Thursday. Joseph Menn writes the Cybersecurity Center will combine data analysis and detective work in an effort to combat software piracy and criminal activities online. The …

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Report: Spear Phishing Attack Hits White House

A senior administration official revealed last Monday that the White House endured a spear phishing attack against its non-classified computer systems, Margaret Chadbourn reports for Reuters. The official stated that they often encounter this kind of attack, which stems from fake email messages. According to Chadbourn’s report, the official said …

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