This month's news briefs includes recent news on Mandiant uncovering China's cyber espionage efforts, security firm Bit9's breach, and the Obama administrations latest efforts on combating the theft of trade secrets.
The personal information of about 583,000 former post-secondary students is unaccounted for, as a result of a breach of security at the agency responsible for issuing student loans.
Unknown hackers stole an astonishing 3.6 million Social Security numbers in a state that has about 4.5 million residents.
Raynaldo Rivera, 20, chose to plead guilty just like cohort Cody Kretsinger did earlier this year.
Trojans can propagate further - without detection by anti-virus applications - when they are digitally signed.
WordPress is a common vector of attack because many fail to install the blogging platform's latest patches.
The personal medical data of nearly 13,000 students and staff at Canada's British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) may have been exposed.
An unencrypted laptop containing patient data was stolen in late April from the home of a doctor working for The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.
Yes, LinkedIn failed to have the proper technology in place to protect its users' passwords, but as we share more information with websites, some of the burden is on the users to safeguard their personal data.
According to an indictment unsealed Wednesday, Ryan Cleary was part of a hacktivist group that targeted Fox Entertainment Group, Sony Pictures and PBS in data heists and defacements.
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Eighty-seven thousand people affiliated with Housatonic Community College may be open to identity theft after the institution became the second Connecticut school to experience a malware outbreak this year.
Victims of the TRICARE breach have experience financial fraud, leading to an amended complaint filed against the Defense Department.
An Anonymous representative said some 5.2 million emails stolen from Stratfor, a Texas-based global intelligence firm, will go live within the coming days.
Certificate authority GlobalSign has discovered that the web server hosting its site was compromised by hackers .
An employee of North Bay Regional Health Centre in Ontario, Canada accessed without permission the personal health information (PHI) of thousands of patients.
Records containing the personal health information of thousands of Ontario citizens who participated in the province's colon cancer screening program may have gone missing.
Indianapolis-based health insurer WellPoint will pay $100,000 to settle a data breach that exposed the personal information of 32,000 of its Indiana customers.
The term "APT" is now becoming synonymous with any form of cyberattack, distracting attention away from the real challenge.
Not surprisingly based on the recent headlines, a new survey shows that 90 percent of organizations have been hit by at least one data breach in the past year.