The number of victims involved in the recent Utah Department of Health hack has climbed once again with the state health agency announcing yesterday that the breach has affected approximately 500,000 Utah residents, while an additional 280,000 residents had their Social Security numbers stolen.
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While much has been made of recent efforts to provide parity in prosecutions and punishments for cybercrimes across the 27-nation European Union, less has been said about how it may impact security researchers who use the same hacker tools to perform their work.
[img_assist|nid=10958|title=Justin Morehouse|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=100|height=100]Corporate executives and other high value employees traveling abroad need to be on guard for attempts to compromise their mobile devices, and could even have their mobile phone compromised before they even disembark the plane following their arrival, according to security researcher Justin Morehouse. A thirst for intellectual property and trade secrets, and a bugeoning market of sophisticated mobile surveillance tools means that executives need to begin thinking and acting like spies in order to avoid being spied upon themselves, according to a presentation at the OWASP AppSec DC 2012 conference in Washington DC on Thursday.
In a statement published by The Guardian Thursday, Sky News admitted to twice authorizing a journalist to hack into the email accounts of persons suspected of crimes, defending its actions as “editorially justified.”
Federal authorities have arrested a Texas man accused of working for the hacking group CabinCr3w, a group that once targeted Goldman Sachs CEO LLoyd Blankfein.
Microsoft is looking into a potential security issue affecting its Xbox 360 video game console this week after a group of college students claimed they were able to extract the credit card information of a console’s previous owner from the machine.
Pastebin.com could soon find itself on the wrong side of some of its most reliable traffic generators, namely, Anonymous, (what’s left of) LulzSec, and other hackers now that the site’s owner, Jeroen Vader, said he plans on hiring more staff to patrol the text-sharing site for “sensitive information,” according to a BBC report.
Call it a “rocky start”: U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul used his Twitter account to lash out at domestic news operation NTV, which he accused of hacking his e-mail account and cell phone in order to follow the Ambassador about town. The accusation has prompted a sharp response from critics in Russia.
UPDATE–MasterCard and Visa have confirmed that they are investigating a potentially huge data breach at one of the companies’ payment processors, which the Wall Street Journal has identified as Global Payments Inc.
The Federal Trade Commission announced on Tuesday that it had reached a settlement with RockYou over violations of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) after the Web site allowed hackers to gain access to the personal information of its 32 million members.