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Hackers broke into hospitals despite software flaw warnings

WASHINGTON (AP) — The hackers who seriously disrupted operations at a large hospital chain recently and held some data hostage broke into a computer …

Data Breaches Happening at Record Pace, Report Finds

The number of data breaches in the U.S. jumped 29 percent in the first half of this year, hitting a record high of 791, according to a new report from the Identity Theft Resource Center and CyberScout, the data risk management company.<p>“Frankly, I was surprised at how significantly the number of …

Russia is hacking the phones of NATO soldiers

Russia's digital warfare campaign isn't limited to targeting distant servers. The <i>Wall Street Journal</i> has learned that Russian hackers are targeting individual NATO soldiers near, such as those deployed to Poland and the Baltic states. The intruders are compromising phones or Facebook accounts, in …

Russia

Your passwords are probably a lot worse than you think

As if the recent ransomware scares weren't enough to keep you up at night, password breaches continue to make news.<p>Back in May, for example, security research center MacKeeper reported that a massive database of stolen passwords had surfaced online. And while it was composed largely of passwords …

Information Systems

Security Immune System: The Future Of IT Security

Over the course of history, the distribution of power has fluctuated between the attacker and defender, with technology often serving to shift the balance between the two. In the past, a well-defended and provisioned castle was essentially impenetrable, with advantage granted to the defender. Once …

Improved IT security must begin with a cultural shift

For many years, IT departments and their infrastructures were managed under a strict command-and-control structure. This situation is now rapidly …

Why you are at risk if you use SMS for two-step verification

Google this month began moving people away from receiving two-step verification codes via SMS. Starting last week when signing into your account, you may have received an invite from Google to start receiving prompts via the Google app instead of six-digit codes via your texting app.<p>Google is …

Identity Theft