Community Health Systems Inc., the second-largest for-profit hospital chain in the United States, said on Monday that hackers stole data on some 4.5 million patients in April and June of this year. If true, this could be one of the largest medical data thefts in U.S. history. The stolen data included names, addresses, Social Security […]

Security professionals and hackers descended upon Las Vegas to take part in Black Hat USA 2014and DefCon conferences, recent news of the massive cybercrime operation that leached $3.75 billion over a two-year period from the Brazilian Boleto payment network is sure to enter the conversation. In his blog, our own Gary Davis indicated that the […]

“Yeah.” “No.” “Nothing.” “Good.” “Okay.” “Whatever.” Do you recognize that notorious bit of prose? It’s the six-word vocabulary list teens have conspired to use exclusively when talking to their parents. Add a mobile phone to that equation and that six-word list is reduced to a muffled “uh huh” . . . and that’s on a […]

Hackers have compromised the credit and debit card payment networks of Albertson’s and SuperValu, two of the nation’s most popular supermarket store chains. It appears the breach—caused by malicious software installed onto the company’s point-of-sale network by hackers—took place in late June or early July, and could affect over 1,000 stores. It isn’t clear how […]

Mobile malware is the fastest growing security threat we face today. But that threat has long been lopsided, and unfortunately, Android mobile operating system has seen the brunt of attacks due to its immense popularity and accessibility around the globe. Apple’s iOS ecosystem, while also widely popular, has maintained a mostly malware free presence. Even […]