Hackers breached a server in the health services center at the University of California, Berkeley, and accessed the personal data of more than 160,000 people, the college announced Friday. The stored database records included Social Security numbers and health insurance and other medical information. The intruders, believed to be based overseas, burrowed their way in through a public website. The breach, which began in October and continued through April, affected former Berkeley students and possibly their spouses or parents if they were linked to insurance coverage. — DK
Anti-virus giant McAfee today launched a semi-annual journal dedicated to the coverage of timely security topics with the hope that industry professionals can use the material to make proper decisions.
Less than a day after The New York Times revealed that its reporters were targeted by Chinese hackers, The Wall Street Journal disclosed on Thursday that its systems were also breached by attackers from China wanting to observe the newspaper's coverage of the country.