Chinese General Denies Cyber Attacks on U.S.
U.S. News & World ReportChina’s military chief flatly denied on Monday his country’s participation in a hacking scheme targeting U.S. businesses, while also warning that missteps in the western Pacific could lead to “a severe impact” on security in that region. [ALSO: Chinese …

Source: New York Times Website Hit by Cyber Attack 
Fox Business

The corporate and media sites of The New York Times (NYT) experienced a lengthy outage on Wednesday that a source close to the matter said appeared to be caused by a cyber attack. The apparent attack began to block or slow access to the websites …

Cassidy Wolf, Miss Teen USA, claims she was extorted by an online hacker …
CBS News

The recently-crowned Miss Teen USA says someone took private photos of her by hacking into her computer’s webcam and is now extorting her, according to the New York Daily News. PICTURES: Cassidy Wolf, Miss Teen USA …

Experts’ Warning: Hackers Can Get Into Your Smartphone Through Chargers 
CBS Local 

They presented a video at a computer hacking conference in Las Vegas last month, showing just how easy it is for hackers to alter chargers to steal your personal data. “The target now, for hackers, is mobile devices, because everyone has them,” said …

State Attorney Generals express security fears to HHS 
HealthITSecurity.com

…the Rule did not set forth any of the applicable standards beyond citing 45 C.F.R. § 155.260, which merely sets forth broad principles for data protection: “individual access,” “correction,”, “openness and transparency,” “individual choice …

Shoring up security of medical devices 
San Francisco Chronicle

Jay Radcliffe, a computer security expert working for IBM, delivered a presentation at a hacking conference showing that he could take control of an insulin pump and manipulate the amount of insulin it provided, potentially killing the user. The …

Officials investigate scope of Emory University breach 
SC Magazine

Google’s (GOOG) Android mobile operating system is so besieged by cyber hackers’ malicious apps that the malware count is on track to hit the million mark by 2014, a new report from cyber analysts Trend Micro warns. In contrast, it took a decade for PC …

Energy Department’s computer networks hacked 
Washington Business Journal (blog)

For the second time this year, the Department of Energy has confirmed that hackers broke into its unclassified computer network, putting the information of more than 14,000 current and former employees at risk, Federal News Radio reported. DOE told …