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14 min ago | Ars Technica
On August 2, Department of Homeland Security officials revealed that the agency's contractor for conducting security clearance background checks had been hacked, and an unknown number of DHS employees' personal data from those investigations had been stolen-potentially by a state-sponsored hacker.
3 hrs ago | ComputerWorld
The number of businesses hit by the data-stealing Backoff malware may be substantially more than the 1,000 or so companies estimated by federal officials, according to security vendor Kaspersky Labs.
Dirty Politics author Nicky Hager today revealed Whale Oil blogger Cameron Slater was hacked because the hacker ''thought he was a p****''.
Dairy Queen appears to be the latest victim of a malware breach that could affect as many as 1,000 U.S. businesses.
A sign outside the headquarters of JP Morgan Chase in New York, in this September 2013 file photo.
Bankers and U.S. officials have warned that cyber-terrorists will try to wreck the financial system's computer networks.
Hackers burrowed into the databanks of JPMorgan Chase & Co. and deftly dodged one of the world's largest arrays of sophisticated detection systems for months.
Russian hackers like the ones who breached the computer systems of JP Morgan Chase and at least four other banks win because they think strategically like the best chess players, an expert says.
Los Alamos National Laboratory scientists have developed a quantum random number generator that could change the face of computer security.
The FBI is investigating what appears to be a series of co-ordinated cyber attacks at JP Morgan Chase and at least four other financial institutions, according to US reports.
And now the Feds have issued a warning to U.S. businesses to be on the lookout for Google Dorking activity as a sign of hackers.
In this Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013 photo illustration, hands type on a computer keyboard in Los Angeles.
SETTING LIMITS: Even when hackers break in, there should be impediments to traversing the entire network, says Bob Olson, head of the global financial services practice at Unisys.
Bank hack attack: What you should do Bank hack attack: What you should do Check out this story on KHOU.com: http://www.khou.com/story/money/business/2014/08/28/bank-hack-attack-what-you-should-do/14747999/ This is an example of a phishing email reported by the computer security company ProofPoint, in Sunnyvale, Calif.
Attackers stole checking and savings account information and lots of other data from JPMorgan Chase, according to the New York Times.
ROBBING a bank used to require a gun and a getaway car. Now hackers can attack financial institutions with a few clicks of a computer mouse.
JPMorgan Chase & Co., the biggest U.S. bank, said it increased defenses against computer hackers after an attack against the industry this month.
Updated: Sat Aug 30, 2014 09:49 am
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