Tag: FBI

Doctors Still In the Dark After Electronics Records Hack Exposes Data on 4 Million

In-brief: Four million patients of more than 230 hospitals, doctors offices and clinics had patient data exposed in a May attack on the Fort Wayne, Indiana firm Medical Informatics Engineering (MIE), according to the Indiana Attorney General.

Parent Firm of Ashley Madison Faces Extinction Level Hack

In-brief: Following a security breach, Avid Life Media, the parent of Ashley Madison and other adult-focused hookup sites, said that it was on the trail of the culprits. The question is whether ALM and its various properties will survive the incident.

FBI Affidavit Alleges Researcher Hacked Planes In Flight

In-brief: Did security researcher Chris Roberts attempt to tamper with in-flight systems during a United Airlines flight from Denver to Chicago in April? An FBI affidavit says “yes,” Roberts says “no way.” 

With Executive Order, Cyber Criminals Join Terrorists, Traffickers on Sanctions List

In-brief: An Executive Order signed by President Obama on Wednesday will clear the way for cyber criminals to face the same sanctions as terrorist groups, illegal arms dealers and drug traffickers. One expert called the Order “momentous.” 

Phishing

Wire Transfer Scam Shows Assertiveness Works with Phishing, Too

In-brief: Websense has uncovered a phishing scam that uses “urgent” e-mails from executives to fool employees into wiring money overseas.