Cyberthieves exploit banks' faith in SWIFT transfer network

May 22, 2016

Cyberthieves exploit banks' faith in SWIFT transfer network

On Jan. 12, 2015, a message from a secure computer terminal at Banco del Austro (BDA) in Ecuador instructed San Francisco-based Wells Fargo to transfer money to bank accounts in Hong Kong. Wells Fargo complied. Over 10 days, Wells approved at least 12 transfers ...

May 18, 2016

Man suspected of hacking into celebrities' social media accounts

Police served a further arrest warrant Wednesday on a 29-year-old man suspected of repeatedly accessing the Facebook and iCloud accounts of celebrities without authorization. Daichi Kaneko, who was initially arrested last month over a separate unlawful access case, allegedly logged in a total of ...

Apr 15, 2016

U.S. government worse than private sector on cyber security, report says

U.S. federal, state and local government agencies rank in last place in cybersecurity when compared against 17 major private industries, including transportation, retail and health care, according to a new report released Thursday. The analysis, from venture-backed security risk benchmarking startup SecurityScorecard, measured the ...

Hospital cyberattack highlights health care vulnerabilities

Mar 31, 2016

Hospital cyberattack highlights health care vulnerabilities

A cyberattack that paralyzed the hospital chain MedStar this week is serving as a fresh reminder of vulnerabilities that exist in systems that protect sensitive patient information. That attack came a month after a Los Angeles hospital paid hackers $17,000 to regain control of ...