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Healthcare

When discussing the issue of cybercrime in the healthcare sector, one topic comes up time and time again: money. Barry Johnson, president of Dara Security: "A lot of it does boil down to budgetary issues."Jason Polancich, founder of SurfWatch Labs: "Funds are at a p...

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The recent cyber-attacks in the consumer goods and entertainment sectors show that hackers are stepping up their game and that consumers need to be wary. An article released by VentureBeat News goes into detail about this “new breed of hackers.”Eric Chui, Presid...

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Supervalu Inc. and the Albertsons supermarket chain are in the news again for another data breach. In an advisory posted on its website September 29, Supervalu acknowledged that
malicious software was installed on a section of its computer network that processes transa...

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That little thing that you stick in your computer to store or transfer data can also mean very bad news.The USB device or “flash drive” can be reconfigured to work like a little thief, for instance, being made to mimic a keyboard and take instructions from the master thief to rip ...

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Government

A fake spyware has been floating around claiming to help and organize Occupy Central activists in Hong Kong.  The app claims to have been developed by Code4HK but the developers have no knowledge of ever creating this app."Once downloaded and installe...

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Entertainment

Covering cybercrime is an endlessly fascinating social experiment, and there's never a down week.Just a moment ago, I sat staring at my blank screen thinking, "Man, last week was a pretty quiet week cybercrime wise. What am I going to write about?" Then I thought of a co...

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Home Depot is still the king when it comes to last week’s cybercrime chatter. A newer development coming by way of a Jimmy John’s breach has exploded on the scene, and comes in number two for last week’s most discussed cybercrime targets.Apple, the GNU Project, and the breach at V...

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Industrials

Most Notable InfoThe major attack of the day was perpetrated against Japan Airlines when 750,000 customers' data was leaked due to a breach against the airline’s miles program. SC Magazine reports, “Following an investigation – which found that 23 computers contained malware ...

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Healthcare

American Family Care of Birmingham is notifying customers of a possible data breach after two laptops containing patient information was stolen from an employee's vehicle. The laptops contained patient information about work-related injuries, physicals, immunizations and drug...

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Attackers have been swift to exploit the Shellshock Bash bug, with security companies reporting instances of malware droppers, reverse shells and backdoors, data exfiltration, DDoS, and botnets all using the vulnerability. goo.gl/VzJJqw H..., the defe...

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On a cold Valentine's morning in 1929, Al Capone orchestrated a bloody and violent move that wiped out his competition and put him atop the Chicago crime landscape. Newspapers covering the scene described the killing of seven members of the North Side Gang as&n...

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The last group of college students has headed off to school for another semester of dorm rooms, late-night library sessions, and the occasional college party. For many students, college is the first time they’ve lived away from home. They are young, open to new things, and sometim...

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