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Breached or Not Breached?

The headline at CNNMoney was troubling – “A list of 5 million Gmail addresses and passwords appeared on a Russian Bitcoin forum Wednesday”. Yawn…another hack. Buy it was troubling on several fronts–first that so many Gmail passwords had been stolen and were...  [Read More]

Hackers Strike at More Energy Companies

The relentless attack on the energy sector continued last week when officials in Norway announced that as many as 300 energy-related companies in that country have been hacked by outsiders. The Norwegian National Security Authority (NSM) said that 50 organizations had been...  [Read More]

Trust Us. . . . No Data was Lost

Word comes today that HealthCare.gov has been hacked by a person or person’s unknown. Reports indicate that the initial breach occurred in early June but went undetected until recently when IT specialists scanning the logs manually noted the issue. According to government...  [Read More]

Home Depot Repairs after Cyber Attack

Yet another retailer has been hacked and everyone involved in the incident is scrambling to determine the amount of damage done. Home Depot announced Tuesday that it is cooperating with investigators to determine if and when the breach occurred in their system....  [Read More]

Cyber Lite….or Just Right?

Recently Michael Daniels, the cyber security czar for the Obama administration openly admitted during an interview with GovInfoSecurity that his technical expertise in the digital domain was very limited. Timothy Lee in Vox.com quotes Daniels as saying “You don’t have to be...  [Read More]

Law Firms Not Exempt from Cyber Breaches

Nearly every organization is subject to cyber attacks and the loss of sensitive information that can result. Law firms are no exception. A great deal of sensitive material is naturally kept within the files of law firms around the nation, both in...  [Read More]

Health Care Breach Affects 4.5 Million Americans

The relentless assault by hackers on the cyber systems of the nation continues to escalate as news comes of yet another cyber breach that will affect millions of Americans. According to just-released information, Community Health Systems, which runs over 200 hospitals mainly...  [Read More]

Congress Takes Action on Cyber Bill

It’s a bit of a rarity these days when Congress is able to compromise on legislation. However, on July 28 the House passed H.R. 3693, a bill known as the National Cybersecurity and Critical Infrastructure Protection Act of 2014. Passed by a...  [Read More]

Backoff Malware Strikes Merchants

A new zero day malware has been reported to be at large in the digital community. The Secret Service and the DHS reports that this new malware called “Backoff” was uncovered by the security firm Trustwave and has infected as many as...  [Read More]

Change Your Password….TODAY!

Those Russian backed hackers in Eastern Europe have done it again…and set what appears to be a record for an Internet data heist. According to yesterday’s news reports, an amazing 1.2 billion….yes billion with a “B”…personal data accounts, passwords, and usernames have been collected...  [Read More]