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LabCorp data breach exposes information of 7.7 million consumers

LabCorp data breach exposes information of 7.7 million consumers

A day after Quest Diagnostics announced 12 million patients were affected by a data breach, another medical testing company says its patients’ data was also compromised.   In a filing with the U.S. Securities...

Baltimore ransomware attack: NSA faces questions

Baltimore ransomware attack: NSA faces questions

Politicians representing a US city struck by a ransomware attack are asking questions of the National Security Agency after claims it helped make the breach possible. The New York Times reported on Saturday that...

Malware-ridden laptop artwork sold for $1.3m

Malware-ridden laptop artwork sold for $1.3m

A laptop packed with six types of dangerous malware has been sold for $1.3m (£1.03m) in an online auction. The artwork titled The Persistence of Chaos was a joint project between artist Guo O...

Global co-operation on cyber security is long overdue

Global co-operation on cyber security is long overdue

Security researchers recently revealed that a previously unknown hacker group carried out a series of attacks on government agencies in 13 countries by redirecting agency computers to hacker-controlled servers. This happened through the manipulation...

Ransomware no longer biggest cyber security threat, report finds

Ransomware no longer biggest cyber security threat, report finds

Ransomware attacks are becoming less prevalent as cyber criminals look to news way of attacking a system, a new report has found.   Instead, hackers are turning towards hidden HTTPs tunnels that appear as...

Auto industry says cybersecurity is a significant concern as cars become more automated

Auto industry says cybersecurity is a significant concern as cars become more automated

The auto industry is downplaying the immediate risk of car-hacking after a report about a cyber-intruder’s use of GPS trackers that allowed him to monitor the location of thousands of vehicles in commercial fleets...

1.5m Users Hit By New Facebook Privacy Breach As Extent Of Data Misuse Exposed

1.5m Users Hit By New Facebook Privacy Breach As Extent Of Data Misuse Exposed

Facebook’s alleged data misuse hit the headlines (again) on Thursday as Business Insider revealed that the company had “harvested the email contacts of 1.5 million users without their knowledge or consent when they opened...

Investors Are Betting Early On Cybersecurity Startups

Investors Are Betting Early On Cybersecurity Startups

In an increasingly digital world, startups, small businesses, and large corporations have at least one problem in common: ensuring the security of the data they store. We also know that security is top of...

Should cyber-security be more chameleon, less rhino?

Should cyber-security be more chameleon, less rhino?

Billions are being lost to cyber-crime each year, and the problem seems to be getting worse. So could we ever create unhackable computers beyond the reach of criminals and spies? Israeli researchers are coming...