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 ...

Mar 26, 2016

Verizon says security unit breached, client data stolen

Hackers have stolen contact information on a Verizon unit’s business customers in the latest breach of a big company or organization. The New York telecommunications giant said Thursday that its Verizon Enterprise Solutions unit, which provides IT services to big companies, recently discovered and ...

Mar 24, 2016

Chinese national admits hacking U.S. defense firms

A Chinese national pleaded guilty Wednesday on charges stemming from the hacking of trade secrets from U.S. defense contractors, including plans for transport and fighter jets, officials said. Su Bin, 50, had been charged in a 2014 indictment with hacking into the computer networks ...