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Think Tank's Tax System Hacked, Affecting Thousands Of Nonprofits

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 02.25.2015 | Technology

A prominent Washington, D.C. think tank has been hacked, compromising email addresses, passwords and other information of hundreds of thousands of cha...

Millions Of Non-Customers Could Have Been Hit By Massive Insurer Hack

Reuters | By Caroline Humer | Posted 02.25.2015 | Technology

(Updates headline, first paragraph to clarify type of customers; clarifies in paragraph) By Caroline Humer NEW YORK, Fe...

We Need a Manhattan Project for Cyber Security

XPRIZE | Posted 02.24.2015 | Technology
XPRIZE

Computers run the world--our airports, airplanes, cars, hospitals, stock markets and power grids--and these computers too are shockingly vulnerable to attack. Though we're racing forward at breakneck speed to connect all the objects in our physical world  to the Internet, we still fundamentally do not have the trustworthy computing required to make it so.

Was This Billion-Dollar Bank Heist Preventable?

Adam Levin | Posted 02.19.2015 | Crime
Adam Levin

ATMs randomly coughing up cash -- and a lot of it. Like an international lottery, the phenomenon has occurred in more than 30 countries, leading to potentially as much as $1 billion in stolen funds.

If Protecting Privacy Isn't A Priority, 'We Risk Our Way Of Life'

Fusion | Kashmir Hill | Posted 02.17.2015 | World

On Friday, the White House convened a “cyber summit” at Stanford’s campus in Palo Alto so that business and government leaders could get togethe...

Hackers Steal Up To $1 Billion From Banks

AP | MAE ANDERSON | Posted 02.15.2015 | Technology

NEW YORK (AP) — A hacking ring has stolen up to $1 billion from banks around the world in what would be one of the biggest banking breaches known, a...

Obama Asks Silicon Valley To Cooperate More Against Cyberattacks

Reuters | Posted 02.13.2015 | Politics

By Jeff Mason PALO ALTO, Ca., Feb 13 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama asked tech industry executives on Friday for closer cooperation in defendin...

Transmediale 2015, Berlin

Jasmina Tesanovic | Posted 02.10.2015 | Arts
Jasmina Tesanovic

Transmediale is an ideal event for taking the moral temperature of the alternative Internet crowd. This year: feverish.

Anthem Hack Exposes 80 Million Individuals: How to Protect Yourself

NextAdvisor.com | Posted 02.06.2015 | Technology
NextAdvisor.com

Health insurance provider Anthem announced late Wednesday, Feb. 4 that it had experienced a massive security breach which exposed the information of up to 80 million of its current and former customers, as well as employees.

Moving From Axis to Access of Evil

Stanley Weiss | Posted 02.09.2015 | World
Stanley Weiss

If the first 15 years of the 21st century were defined by the so-called Axis of Evil -- the phrase George W. Bush applied to Iraq, Iran, and North Korea for their support of terrorists -- the next 15 years will likely be defined by the Access of Evil, as state and non-state cyberterrorists use technology to bypass our defenses in ways that damage businesses, lives, and nations.

How Hackable Are You? - Calculate Your 'Pwned' Score

Michael Gregg | Posted 02.06.2015 | Technology
Michael Gregg

The last several years have been good for criminal hackers and bad for consumers. From last year's unprecedented string of major retailer breaches to the massive JP Morgan hack and Sony's epic debacle, hackers have been almost unstoppable. So what should consumers expect for 2015?

Obama Finds Bipartisan Support For First 'Big Data' Privacy Plan

Reuters | Posted 02.05.2015 | Politics

(Repeats with no change to text) By Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON, Feb 5 (Reuters) - The White House is working with bipar...

Face It: The Relief of the Lesser Crime

Michele Willens | Posted 02.04.2015 | Technology
Michele Willens

For the most part, of course, technology today makes our lives simpler. Except when someone won't get off of our cloud, and we feel, as my friend said after losing her iPad, "lost, stupid, untethered, paranoid and violated."

The Other Shoe Drops: The Importance of Cybersecurity Insurance Post-Sony

Daniel Garrie | Posted 01.21.2015 | Business
Daniel Garrie

Obtaining cybersecurity insurance coverage is an important part of a company's overall cybersecurity plan and companies should consult with legal counsel to most effectively meet their overall goals.

Dana Liebelson

Democrats, Tech Experts Slam Obama's War On Hackers

HuffingtonPost.com | Dana Liebelson | Posted 01.21.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In advance of Tuesday's State of the Union address, President Barack Obama proposed overhauling a federal law used to prosecute hackers....

Timothy Stenovec

Our Obsession With Convenience Could Get Scary

HuffingtonPost.com | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 01.14.2015 | Technology

If there’s one thing we’ve shown as consumers, it’s that we’re very willing to give up a lot of privacy for convenience and value.

Dana Liebelson

Obama Cites Sony Hack To Push For More Information-Sharing With Government

HuffingtonPost.com | Dana Liebelson | Posted 01.13.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is citing the cyberattack against Sony to drum up support for cybersecurity legislation that would expand informa...

Now It Is CENTCOM: But It Is Just the Tip of the Iceberg

Rebecca Abrahams | Posted 01.12.2015 | Technology
Rebecca Abrahams

Security comes down to protecting people, and if you can't do that your security system is faulty.

Watch As Fox Host Gets Hacked On Live TV

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 01.09.2015 | Media

Stuart Varney, host of "Varney & Company" on Fox Business Network, was hacked on live television this week by computer security expert and self-descri...

Living With Courage in a World of Bullies

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 01.06.2015 | Education
Stuart Muszynski

In 2015, on the cusp of our presidential election year, courage can take us to being above party politics, putting employee good above profit to shareholders, demonstrating caring and responsibility to our neighbors, being true to our word, valuing life, and exhibiting love.

Security Shock: Why Did 2700 Websites Expose Our Passwords?

Jeff Fox | Posted 01.06.2015 | Technology
Jeff Fox

With all the data breaches and website hacking that have been going on, how on earth could big brands like AT&T, The New York Times, and Macy's needlessly expose their users' passwords?

Your Life. Your Family. Your Money. All Equal Need for Cyber Security.

Alan W. Silberberg | Posted 02.25.2015 | Technology
Alan W. Silberberg

Well, this was the year that Cyber-security (personal security) became Paramount in people's mind-share. Whether it was Target, Home Depot, Equifax, Sony, JP Morgan, and the list does not stop there.

South Korea President: Leak Of Nuclear Plant Data A 'Grave Situation'

Reuters | Posted 02.21.2015 | World

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean President Park Geun-hye said on Tuesday the leak of data from the country's nuclear operator was a "grave situation" th...

George Clooney, Forrest Gump, Sony Pictures and Hacking

Rebecca Abrahams | Posted 02.21.2015 | Technology
Rebecca Abrahams

Sony Pictures and the rest of corporate America must realize that the proliferation of cyber miscreants and illicit activities that steal Intellectual Property and sensitive data are finding it easier than ever.

Computers Hacked At Nuclear Plant Operator

Reuters | Meeyoung Cho | Posted 02.20.2015 | Technology

SEOUL (Reuters) - Computer systems at South Korea’s nuclear plant operator have been hacked, but only non-critical data has been lost and there is n...