Data Breaches News
Lost Flash Drive At Core Of Kaiser Permanente Data Breach
5:36 PM EST Wed. Dec. 11, 2013
Kaiser Permanente had to notify nearly 50,000 patients that an employee reported a missing flash drive containing personal information, including medication on patients. Solution providers tell CRN to expect more breaches of this kind as hospitals and clinics struggle to keep up with regulatory mandates.
Top 5 Cybercriminal Motives In 2013 Attacks
2:00 PM EST Wed. Dec. 11, 2013
Cybercriminals demonstrated five reasons why they conducted attacks against consumers and businesses in 2013. Learn what attackers top motives were this year.
China-Based Hacking Group Targets Diplomats, Infiltrates Resellers
1:45 PM EST Tue. Dec. 10, 2013
Security firm FireEye has uncovered a cyberespionage campaign in which it found hackers out of China have been spying on diplomats and infiltrating firms in the aerospace and defense industries, as well as high tech and trusted service providers including individuals at consultancies and resellers.
CDW, World Wide Technology: Cloud Is An Opportunity Not A Threat
5:17 PM EST Mon. Dec. 09, 2013
Solution provider behemoths attending the Raymond James Supply Chain conference say the cloud is bringing good tidings to their companies.
Top Tech Firms Appeal To Curb Government Surveillance
2:27 PM EST Mon. Dec. 09, 2013
The National Security Agency's intelligence gathering activities have prompted AOL, Apple, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Twitter and Yahoo to urge the U.S. government to pull back on its surveillance program.
5 Companies That Had a Rough Week
3:40 PM EST Fri. Dec. 06, 2013
For the week ending Dec. 6, CRN looks at IT companies that were unfortunate, unsuccessful or just didn't make good decisions.
Microsoft Cripples ZeroAccess Click Fraud Botnet
10:33 AM EST Fri. Dec. 06, 2013
A notorious botnet believed to be behind massive click fraud campaigns and search engine poisoning is believed to be made up of more than 1.9 million PCs. Security experts tell CRN action has short-term benefits.
Security VARs: 2 Million Stolen Passwords, 2 Million Reasons For Stricter Policies
12:15 PM EST Thu. Dec. 05, 2013
The discovery of a cache of stolen account credentials from more than 2 million accounts including Facebook, Twitter and Google is a reminder that businesses need to be vigilant about password management, say solution providers.
A Buyer's Guide To Underground Hacking
2:00 PM EST Tue. Dec. 03, 2013
Joe Stewart, a senior security researcher at Dell SecureWorks, and independent researcher David Shear studied the underground market for stolen credit cards, account credentials, botnets and attack toolkits. Here is what they found.
Businesses Brace For Cyber-Monday Holiday Shopping Threats
5:36 PM EST Tue. Nov. 26, 2013
Website attacks can trip up ecommerce sales while spam and phishing campaigns can erode brand reputation, say experts. Solution providers tell clients to reassess basic security measures.
Cryptolocker Attacks, Ransomware Target Small Businesses: Cisco
4:11 PM EST Mon. Nov. 25, 2013
Ransomware is increasingly encrypting files to applications commonly used by small business owners, demonstrating that widespread infections go beyond consumers, according to Cisco Systems.
5 Companies That Had A Rough Week
2:21 PM EST Fri. Nov. 22, 2013
For the week ending Nov. 22, CRN looks at IT companies that were unfortunate, unsuccessful or just didn't make good decisions.
5 Ways To Keep Big Data From Going Bad
4:00 PM EST Thu. Nov. 21, 2013
Big data has potential societal benefits, but, left unchecked, the information could be used for nefarious purposes.
FBI: Hacktivists Have Been Infiltrating U.S. Government Systems For A Year
11:00 AM EST Wed. Nov. 20, 2013
A leaked FBI memo details a string of ongoing security incidents at the U.S. Army, Department of Energy, Department of Health and Human Services, and perhaps many more agencies.
Chomsky Warns Big Data Tech Will Be Used For Bad Purposes
5:47 PM EST Fri. Nov. 15, 2013
American linguist, philosopher and activist Noam Chomsky and Pulitzer prize winning author Barton Gellman, one of three reporters pouring over leaked NSA documents provided by Edward Snowden, said technology advances have complicated privacy and security, speaking at an MIT program exploring the benefits and the risks of big data projects.
Attacks Linked To China APT Supplier Target Channel Providers: Study
6:45 PM EST Wed. Nov. 13, 2013
A study of nearly a dozen targeted attack campaigns found different goals but similar traits link them to a malware supplier based in China, according to a new report issued by FireEye. The firm said some systems integrators and resellers are targeted in attacks using custom malware.
Trustwave Acquires Database Security Firm To Bolster Services
3:51 PM EST Mon. Nov. 11, 2013
Trustwave is acquiring Application Security Inc. in a move to bolster its security portfolio with database scanning and testing capabilities.
New Microsoft Zero-Day Attack Targeting U.S. Businesses
10:45 AM EST Mon. Nov. 11, 2013
A new Internet Explorer zero-day exploit is being hosted on a breached website based in the U.S., according to security firm FireEye, which said it is working closely with Microsoft to investigate the extent of the attack.
5 Companies That Had A Rough Week
2:15 PM EST Fri. Nov. 08, 2013
For the week ending Nov. 8, CRN looks at IT companies that were unfortunate, unsuccessful or just didn't make good decisions.
Cryptolocker: 5 Ways To Defend Against Ransomware Threats
10:00 AM EST Fri. Nov. 08, 2013
Cryptolocker, a virulent form of data ransom malware, puts businesses and individuals at risk of permanently losing files by encrypting them and demanding payment to regain access. Prevention is much easier and cheaper than recovering, say malware experts. Learn how to protect your critical data.
Microsoft To Issue Eight Security Bulletins, Three Critical
5:40 PM EST Thu. Nov. 07, 2013
The latest round of updates due out next week for Microsoft will not address a zero-day vulnerability impacting users of Windows Vista. The software maker plans to address flaws in Internet Explorer, Windows and Office.
New Payment Security Rules To Hit Channel Heading Into 2014
5:01 PM EST Thu. Nov. 07, 2013
Set to take effect on Jan. 1, version 3.0 of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards bolsters the need for penetration testing of segmented payment environments and calls on service providers to employ stronger authentication measures when working with clients.
Firms Lack Malware Analysis, Incident Response Expertise: Study
4:38 PM EST Wed. Nov. 06, 2013
Advanced threat detection capabilities require analysis of infections and incident response capabilities, which are typically lacking at small and midsize businesses, say solution providers.
Limo Service Hack: 5 Celebrity Data Breach Victims
10:00 AM EST Wed. Nov. 06, 2013
A data breach at an online software provider for limousine transportation reservation solutions exposed credit card numbers and other personal information of thousands of celebrities. The latest data breach underscores the significance of protecting customer data, say security experts.
5 Obamacare Website Failures That Could Have Been Avoided
10:00 AM EST Mon. Nov. 04, 2013
An update to a longstanding study of software security activities at dozens of leading organizations found similarities in their approach that can be applied to any business seeking security improvements, including those helping to fix the glitch-riddled Obamacare site.
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