FBI Issues Healthcare Cyber-Alerts   GovInfoSecurity.com    The FBI recently issued two alerts to the healthcare sector warning of increased risk of cyber-intrusions against systems and medical devices, …   Hacker hijacks baby monitor to scream at infant in the middle of the night  Consumer Affairs   … Internet Explorer going back to IE6 contained a zero-day security flaw granting hackers the ability to take complete control of your computer. Bear in …   Medical devices at risk from cyber attack   Business Technology   A pacemaker designed to send life-saving electrical pulses to your heart and provide your doctor with vital information about your health can also …   Cybersecurity hackers target Boston Children’s Hospital   HealthITSecurity.com    … and potentially exposing the organization’s internal network, but no breach … However, Children’s has maintained that no patient data has been …   The gathering storm: What to expect in…       Read More

US SEC’s information technology at risk of hacking -report  Reuters … in 2012 after it was revealed that some agency staff had failed to encrypt computers containing highly sensitive data from U.S. stock exchanges. Michaels says nearly 3 million customers hit by data breachWashington Post The craft-store chain initially confirmed the data breach in January but gave few details of what occurred or how many customers were affected. State Lawmakers Ramp Up Attention to Student Data Privacy  Government Technology In total, for the 2014 legislative sessions, 83 bills in 32 states have addressed student-data protection issues, according to the Data Quality Campaign, … HD Manufacturer LaCie Admits Yearlong Data BreachThreatpost  The French computer hardware company LaCie, perhaps best known for their external hard drives, announced this week it fell victim to a data breach … California Bill Aims at Breach Liability  Credit Union Times Two California legislators have introduced a…       Read More

NSA reportedly used Heartbleed glitch to obtain data for more than two years  Press Herald … glitch to obtain data for more than two years. While using the security flaw to gather intelligence, the agency left millions of ordinary users vulnerable Heartbleed’s engineer: It was an ‘accident’ Chicago Tribune The software engineer responsible for the Heartbleed encryption flaw, which put two-thirds of all Web sites on high hacker alert, has come forward. The Hackers’ Bazaar  POLITICO Magazine Cyber insecurity comes in many forms. Heartbleed comes hot on the heels of the December 2013 hack of retail giant Target, in which 40 million credit … Fla. Legislature passes student data privacy bill WJXT Jacksonville  Legislature passes student data privacy bill … School districts will no longer be able to collect student data like fingerprints under a bill passed by the … Judge Takes Wind out of Wyndham’s Sails in Data Security Case  Compliance…       Read More

Smartphone fingerprint technology and its implications for data security  Information Age Biometrics is an area that will always capture a tech fan’s imagination. Walking through doors via a retina scan or paying for you groceries by pressing … Medical data breach involves more than 170000 additional victims Los Angeles Times  Los Angeles County officials said Thursday that 170,200 additional victims have been identified in a theft of medical data from a county contractor’s … Security breach reported in records of Michigan Long Term Care Royal Oak Daily Tribune   The State LTC Ombudsman program is reviewing its data security processes to prevent any future data breaches, and the MDCH is conducting … Italy slaps Google’s hand with $1.4M fine for not labeling Street View cars  VentureBeat   “Cars belonging to the giant of Mountain View roamed Italy’s streets without being entirely recognizable as such,” the Italian Data Protection Authority … States Investigating…       Read More

China says hacking attacks soar in 2013, US partly to blame  Reuters Beijing and Washington have been squaring off for months over the issue of cyber attacks, each accusing the other of hacking into sensitive … Photo app maker Snapchat not ready for its US Senate close-up  Reuters On Wednesday, company officials didn’t even appear at a Capitol Hill hearing on data security they’d been invited to – and a top senator wasn’t happy SEC Probes Threat From Cyber Attacks Against Wall Street   Bloomberg Public companies aren’t required by the SEC to disclose all cyber risks, though the regulator routinely reviews how such threats and incidents are … Health Breach Tally: 30 Million Victims   GovInfoSecurity.com  More than 30.6 million individuals have been affected by major healthcare data breaches since September 2009, according to the latest tally from… It’s not the breach that kills you, it’s the cover-up  SC…       Read More