More Cybersecurity Articles

  • Attacks on payment systems trail other cybercrimes

    NEW YORK (AP) — While the theft of millions of credit card numbers from Target customers last year drew attention to Internet crime, a new study finds that breaches of retail payment systems are less common than other kinds of attacks. A report from Verizon found that Internet attacks in...

  • Obamacare's healthcare.gov flagged in Heartbleed review

    People who have accounts on the enrollment website for President Obama's signature health care 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...

  • Cybersecurity company moves from WV to Md.

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A cybersecurity startup company has moved to Frederick, Md., from West Virginia. Maryland officials announced Monday that Luminal has been awarded $600,000 from InvestMaryland, a partnership between the state government and venture capital firms. Luminal seeks to...

  • Health care site flagged in Heartbleed review

    WASHINGTON (AP) — People who have accounts on the enrollment website for President Barack Obama's signature health care 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....

  • White House updating online privacy policy

    A new Obama administration privacy policy released Friday explains how the government will gather the user data of online visitors to WhiteHouse.gov, mobile apps and social media sites, and it clarifies that online comments, whether tirades or tributes, are in the open domain. "Information you...

  • Cyber cops: Target hackers may take years to find

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Secret Service investigators say they are close to gaining a full understanding of the methods hackers used to breach Target's computer systems last December. But the agency says it could take years to identify the criminals who stole some 40 million debit and credit card...

  • Wireless industry makes anti-theft commitment

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A trade group for wireless providers said Tuesday that that nation's biggest mobile device manufacturers and carriers will soon put anti-theft tools on the gadgets to try to deter rampant smartphone theft. CTIA-The Wireless Association announced that under a "Smartphone...

  • Regulators: No interruption after utilities hacked

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Electric, natural gas and major water companies and regional distribution systems in Connecticut have been penetrated by hackers and other cyber attackers, but defenses have prevented interruption, state utility regulators said Monday in their first report on cyber...

  • Study shows increase in online information thefts

    NEW YORK (AP) — The number of Americans who say they've had important personal information stolen online is on the rise, according to a Pew Research Center report released Monday. According to the survey conducted in January, 18 percent of online adults have had personal information stolen...

  • NSA said to have used Heartbleed bug and left consumers exposed

    The U.S. National Security Agency knew for at least two years about a flaw in the way that many websites send sensitive information, now dubbed the Heartbleed bug, and regularly used it to gather critical intelligence, two people familiar with the matter said.

  • Chuck Hagel shouldn't apologize for U.S. efforts to counter China's cyber threat

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's trip to China this week had several purposes. One of them, as reported by the New York Times, was a real head-scratcher. According to the Times, Hagel was there to allay China's assumed fear of increasing U.S. cyberwar forces to about 6,000 people and to give...

  • What you need to know about the Heartbleed bug

    NEW YORK (AP) — Millions of passwords, credit card numbers and other personal information may be at risk as a result of a major breakdown in Internet security revealed earlier this week. The damage caused by the "Heartbleed" bug is currently unknown. The security hole exists on a vast number...

  • Online security flaw exposes millions of passwords

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An alarming lapse in Internet security has exposed millions of passwords, credit card numbers and other sensitive bits of information to potential theft by computer hackers who may have been secretly exploiting the problem before its discovery. The breakdown revealed this...

  • Albuquerque police website under cyberattack

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Albuquerque police say that the department's website is down due to a cyberattack. Department spokesman Simon Drobik says the site was hit just before 11 a.m. Sunday and remains down. The attack comes after a group reported to be the international cyber-activist hackers...

  • Pentagon to triple cyber staff to thwart attacks

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon plans to more than triple its cybersecurity staff in the next few years to defend against Internet attacks that threaten national security, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Friday. Hagel's comments at the National Security Agency headquarters in suburban...



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