Symantec report details history of attacks, including 2012 Bit9 intrusion.
Talk about an insider threat: An NYPD detective was arrested on charges of ordering hacks into dozens of email accounts of fellow detectives and other individuals, reports Mathew J. Schwartz at InformationWeek.
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.
Coca-Cola fell victim to a corporate data breach in 2009 after an executive opened an email with the subject line: "Save power is save money! (from CEO)" and then clicked on a link within, according to an investigation by Bloomberg News. While the subject of the email seems ridiculous from this distance, it didn't to the executive because the company was seeking ways to save on energy at the time, reports Bloomberg's Jordan Robertson.
Germany issued a warning Tuesday to the public to stop using Internet Explorer after a researcher announced the discovery of a bug that hackers might use to launch attacks against defense contractors.
The FBI says that AntiSec, which claimed to have stolen millions of Apple device owners' IDs from an agent's laptop, is dreaming because it doesn't have that kind of data to steal. Will the G-men have to eat crow?
A former Toyota employee is being sued by the auto maker for allegedly attacking the company's website in retaliation for being fired. While it isn't uncommon to hear of ex-workers wreaking havoc on their former employers' computer systems, the actions in this instance have moved unusually quickly, reports John E. Dunn at Techworld.
Holding an organization's computer system for ransom is not a widespread scam, experts say, but there has been a surge in it lately targeting European companies.
Data breaches are still occurring at a rapid pace, but the information made public about them is shrinking, according to a study by the Identity Theft Resource Center.
During the online coverage of the Olympics Games in London this summer there is likely to be an outage, but NBC and Google are working to ensure that viewers don't miss any of the events because of it.