The US Postal Service continues to feel the effects of its November data breach and will now delay the filing of its 2014 financial report as the agency still hasn’t determined whether financial data was compromised or not.
The IRS (Internal Revenue Agency) has not completely secured its system that calculates fees for pharmaceutical firms and health insurers under Obamacare, according to a report by an inspector general.
Earlier this week, employees at Sony Pictures America signed on to their work computers to find a nasty message planted on every screen in the building, claiming their systems had been hacked by an unknown group of criminals going only by the moniker #GOP. The Guardians of Peace, as they call themselves, had taken complete Read More
Almost three-quarters of UK-based companies have admitted that they are facing a shortage in security skills, while some organizations said that they would certainly consider hiring a former hacker to stay safe from cyber crooks, says a report from KPMG. A survey by KPMG involving 300 senior HR and IT experts from organizations with more Read More
More than 15,000 students on databases at the North Dakota State College of Science (NDSCS) have been infected by malware, potentially affecting data such as names, addresses and Social Security numbers. The breach occurred on secured computers at two NDSCS campuses in Wahpeton and Fargo. The college says that at this time it has seen Read More
ShellShock. In the past 24 hours you’ve probably heard it on the lips of every Internet security publication on the block, with everyone from CNet to The Guardian calling the new bug the end of days, and touting it as one of the largest vulnerabilities discovered on the open market since the arrival of Heartbleed Read More
If you spend a lot of time on Twitter, you are not alone. Twitter is addictive – it is a chat room, an RSS reader, and a hangout for friends – all rolled into one. But for a hacker, it is just another platform that they can exploit for their benefits. To protect your precious Read More
The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is behind schedule in updating its newest satellite systems and, as a result, is facing serious security vulnerabilities. The Department of Commerce Assistant Inspector General issued an urgent report to NOAA Under Secretary Dr. Kathryn D. Sullivan. The report refers to an audit on NOAA’s IT security Read More
What does a typical person take with him when he leaves his job? A new report by Intermedia says that it’s not just their personal belongings, but also their official passwords, corporate social media login details, and confidential files stored in the cloud. These findings are revealed in the 2014 SMB Rogue Access Study by Read More
Recently we’ve seen two major changes made by Apple in China with the company now storing its user data on Chinese severs. It also banned the use of two harmful chemicals handled by factory workers during the assembly of iPads and iPhones. Apple said in a statement that it has stored data on Chinese servers Read More