Several recent studies have shown that the largest obstacle to the adoption of cloud-based computing is the fear of data security. Those fears are often justified, says Bill Hackenberger, CEO of High Cloud Security. But equally disturbing is the large number of organizations that believe their data is safe and hacker-proof just because someone is watching over it.
For a highly readable overview of the $45 million ATM heist that was revealed last week, take a look at an article by Adrianne Jeffries at The Verge. Jeffries connects the dots between the dozens of thieves who simultaneously ripped off ATMs around the world and the computer hackers who are suspected of setting up the scam.
Last week's disclosure by The New York Times that Chinese hackers had infiltrated its computer systems offers a sharp lesson in cyber defense. Instead of kicking out the hackers when they were first discovered, the company kept an eye on them long enough to follow their trail.
The months-long Chinese cyberattack on the New York Times has already been widely reported, but the level of detail in the newspaper's own reporting on the incident should be useful to CIOs at other companies facing potential security threats.
The Miami Family Medical Centre in Australia found its entire patient database encrypted by Russian hackers looking for a ransom of several thousand dollars, reported Sara Hicks at ABC News. The hackers hijacked the server holding patient health records.
Wells Fargo appeared to recover Wednesday from a website outage the day before, but the group claiming responsibility said it was planning to attack U.S. Bancorp and PNC Financial Services Group next, reports Jeremy Kirk of IDG News Service.
Computer systems have undergone tremendous security improvements in the past decade or so, but the humans who run them haven't evolved much at all.
E-voting technology is intended to reduce the high cost typically associated with voting, but e-voting systems seem to attract controversy wherever they go. When Washington, D.C. recently tested a
A hacker posted the source code for Symantec's pcAnywhere product Tuesday, following a failed attempt to extort $50,000 from the security company, Reuters reported. The previous day, Symantec
If your company is a member of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, your membership information may have been exposed to Chinese hackers who infiltrated the Chamber's systems. The hackers had access to the