Book stores. Banks. Even data security companies. They've all become recent targets of increasingly sophisticated, determined — some say talented — hacker gangs. The "Friendliest Stores in Town" appear to be among their latest. Last month, Schnuck Markets Inc. confirmed it had been hacked.
North Korea was responsible for a cyberattack that shut down tens of thousands of computers and servers at South Korean broadcasters and banks last month, officials in Seoul said Wednesday, noting that an initial investigation pointed to a military-run spy agency as the culprit.
Cybersecurity experts from the Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute (SEI) will present on April 30 a free, virtual event on current research and development aimed at securing an organization's cyber future.
When a gunman killed 26 children and staff at a Connecticut grade school, Missouri Rep. Mike Kelley quickly proposed legislation that would allow trained teachers to carry hidden guns into the classroom as a "line of defense" against attackers.
Dutch banks say a cyberattack has affected their online services, but did not breach the security of customers' accounts. The Netherlands Association of Banks says Dutch and some foreign banks were hit by a denial-of-service attack.
Rentsys Recovery Services, a provider of comprehensive disaster recovery solutions for banks, credit unions, mortgage lenders and other organizations, announced the launch of its new Customer On-Boarding Process. The on-boarding process was designed to prepare financial institutions for a more efficient recovery following a disaster and to prepare for an audit.
Interim President Nicolas Maduro charged that allies of Venezuela's opposition are sabotaging the country's power grid ahead of this month's presidential election. Maduro ordered the military to safeguard power stations across the country to prevent sabotage.
Hackers apparently broke into at least two of North Korea's government-run online sites, as tensions rose on the Korean Peninsula. The North's Uriminzokkiri Twitter and Flickr accounts stopped sending out content typical of that posted by the regime in Pyongyang, such as photos ofNorth's leader Kim Jong Un meeting with military officials.
Federal investigators said Wednesday that as much as $700 million in federal aid intended to help some 24,000 Louisiana families elevate their homes after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005 may have been misspent. "The state did not have conclusive evidence" that $698.5 million in disaster recovery aid was used to elevate homes, the auditors wrote.
Responding to criticism after Superstorm Sandy, the National Hurricane Center said it would change the way it warns people about tropical storms that morph into something else. At the height of Sandy, as the hurricane knocked on the Northeast coast, forecasters at the center stopped issuing advisories and warnings.
Silver Peak Systems has introduced a new family of downloadable software products that are purpose-built for storage professionals to accelerate offsite data replication workloads. The new Silver Peak VRX-2, VRX-4 and VRX-8 software products combine data acceleration technology with flexible pricing.
The U.S. has taken its first real swipe at China following accusations that the Beijing government is behind a widespread and systemic hacking campaign targeting U.S. businesses. A new provision effectively bars much of the U.S. government from buying information technology made by companies linked to the Chinese government.
A campaign promising free shotguns for people in Tucson's most troubled neighborhoods has divided some residents in a community still reeling from a shooting rampage in 2011 that killed six people, left a congresswoman and several others wounded, and made the city a symbol of gun violence in America.
The BCI has started its ‘award season’ with great élan and enthusiasm and has added to its growing repertoire of BCI Regional Awards — taking the headcount to six this year. Australasia and Europe have now joined their Asian, Indian, Middle Eastern and North American counterparts in the BCI Global Awards Programme.
Connecticut's biggest utility asked regulators Thursday to allow it to charge customers $414 million for costs related to five destructive storms last year and in 2011, a request that would increase the typical customer's bill $3 a month.