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1 hr ago | WTVR Richmond

Hospital network's failure led to massive hack

A major hospital network's failure to update its computer software allowed hackers to steal 4.5 million patient records earlier this year, a security expert says.

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Thu Aug 21, 2014

WSFA-TV Montgomery

Con artists exploit death of actor Robin Williams

It's unimaginable to think that someone would try to profit off of someone's else's death... but some crooks will stop at nothing to steal your money or in this case your information as well.

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WBTV

UPS says customer information at risk following hack

Another day, another security breach.The latest global firm to suffer at the hands of villainous hackers is logistics giant UPS, or, to be precise, retail chain The UPS Store, a subsidiary of UPS.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Family, Teenagers, Cable & Satellite, Comcast

KFMB-TV San Diego

UPS says customer information at risk following hack

Another day, another security breach.The latest global firm to suffer at the hands of villainous hackers is logistics giant UPS, or, to be precise, retail chain The UPS Store, a subsidiary of UPS.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Cable & Satellite, Comcast

WPTV Local News

The UPS hack: What you need to know

The UPS Store announced Wednesday that 51 of its locations experienced a security breach that may have compromised customers' personal information, including credit and debit card data.

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TheBlaze.com

Hackers Successfully Attacked U.S. Nuclear Agency Three Times in Three Years

Computers within the United States' primary regulator for commercial nuclear power plants were successfully attacked three times in three years by at least two different hacking groups.

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Related Topix: Prison, Science / Technology, US Politics, US News

Freshnews

Protecting Your Business from a DDoS Attack

Distributed denial of service attacks are growing in scale and sophistication, becoming a top tool for hackers.

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Bloomberg

Hacker! Photo: iStock via Getty Images

CrowdStrike CEO George Kurtz and Vectra Networks CEO Hitesh Sheth comment on the Chinese hackers that stole personal information from 4.5 million patients of Community Health Systems and discuss how vulnerable U.S. companies are to hackers.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Medicine, Community Health Care, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry, SecureWorks, Software, Irvine, CA

Wed Aug 20, 2014

ABC15.com

Protect yourself from ransomware hackers

As I discussed in a recent post , crypto ransomware is using a variety of methods to trick victims into clicking on malicious links or opening rigged file attachments.

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KTVK Phoenix

UPS says 51 retail stores breached by malware

Some customers of The UPS Store may have had their credit and debit card information exposed by a computer virus found on systems at 51 stores in 24 states.

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Related Topix: UPS Store, Transportation, Trucking, United Parcel Service, Air Courier, Illinois, Science / Technology

SiliconValley.com

UPS Store computer breach with malware put customer data at risk

United Parcel Service said a breach of computer systems at UPS Store retail outlets may have exposed customers' personal and payment data at some locations this year.

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Related Topix: UPS Store, Transportation, Trucking, United Parcel Service, Air Courier, Expedited Group, Science / Technology

Deming Headlight

Hackers steal data from parent company of Mimbres Memorial Hospital

Mimbres Memorial Hospital and Nursing Home is one of six New Mexico hospitals owned by the Tennessee-based Community Health Systems Inc. The company's data was recently hacked.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Mimbres, NM, Medicine, Community Health Care, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry, Las Cruces, NM

KCCI-TV Des Moines

90% of hospitals and clinics lose their patients' data

Recent data shows 90 percent of health care organizations have exposed their patients' data -- or had it stolen -- in 2012 and 2013, according to privacy researchers at the Ponemon Institute.

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Related Topix: Social Security, Personal Finance, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Healthcare Law, Science / Technology

Examiner.com

Chinese hackers steal 4.6 million patients info around the country

Community Health Systems , one of the largest hospital operators in the U.S., today announced that hackers stole about 4.5 million records with patient names, addresses, birth data, phone numbers and Social Security numbers.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Community Health Care, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry, Science / Technology, Community Medical Center, Community General Hospital, Quorum

Reuters

U.S. hospital breach biggest yet to exploit Heartbleed bug: expert

Hackers who stole the personal data of about 4.5 million patients of hospital group Community Health Systems Inc broke into the company's computer system by exploiting the "Heartbleed" internet bug, making it the first known large-scale cyber attack using the flaw, according to a security expert.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Medicine, Community Health Care, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry, Social Security, Personal Finance

Tue Aug 19, 2014

International Business Times

MH370: 'Boeing 777 Found' E-mail Exposes Classified Information To Hackers

Hackers were able to access classified MH370 information through an e-mail claiming that the Boeing 777 had been found.

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Related Topix: Commercial Aircraft, Boeing 777, Boeing Aircraft, Aircraft, Science / Technology

Statesboro Herald

East Georgia hospital patients offered free protection after hacker...

About 4.5 million people whose personal information was accessed by hackers who breached security at a network of hospitals, including five in Georgia, will be offered free identity theft protection.

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InfoWorld

Fear the golden ticket attack

Be afraid of the golden ticket attack -- if malicious hackers can create the tickets, they can wreak whatever havoc they please The Windows security world is abuzz about Kerberos "golden ticket" attacks in the wake of a seminal presentation at Black Hat USA 2014 , the best overview I've seen on the subject.

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Business Journal

St. Cloud Regional Medical Center patients' information stolen in cyber attack

While information such as names, birth dates and Social Security numbers were stolen in the cyber attack that hit St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, credit card and billing information was not taken.

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University at Buffalo

Internet users made the heist by Russian hackers a piece of cake

It's time for people who use social media to wake up to the fact that there are millions of fake profiles on Facebook and other sites.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Startups, Facebook, Buffalo, NY

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