Breaches

Why are Hospitals Easy Targets for Ransomware?

Ransomware, a vicious form of malware which locks up files, programs or even entire computer systems and prevents users from accessing them until a ransom is paid, has been a growing problem for all manner of consumers and businesses in recent years. One type of business that has been hit hard by ransomware attacks recently […]

eBay Inc. To Ask eBay Users To Change Passwords

eBay Inc. To Ask eBay Users To Change Passwords eBay Inc. (Nasdaq: EBAY) said beginning later today it will be asking eBay users to change their passwords because of a cyberattack that compromised a database containing encrypted passwords and other non-financial data. After conducting extensive tests on its networks, the company said it has no […]

Evernote – Service-wide Password Reset

Security Notice: Service-wide Password Reset Evernote’s Operations & Security team has discovered and blocked suspicious activity on the Evernote network that appears to have been a coordinated attempt to access secure areas of the Evernote Service. As a precaution to protect your data, we have decided to implement a password reset. Please read below for […]

Former Hacker: Today’s Hacks Are All About the Money

Hackers have changed since the days of The Matrix. While most hackers used to hold iconoclastic ideals, with aspirations to “shock the system” for a perceived common good, today’s hacker/cracker community is more concerned with making a quick buck. I have to agree and disagree. Whereas the goal of the actual hacker may have changed, […]

Planet Starbucks, here we come.

Google’s Opaque New Policy Lets Rightsholders Dictate Search Results Earlier this summer, we applauded Google for releasing detailed stats about content removal requests from copyright holders. Now that we know how they are going to use that data, we are less enthusiastic. Today, Google announced that it would use copyright takedown notices made under the […]

Photobucket breach floods Web with racy images

(CNN) — What happens on social media doesn’t always stay on social media. That may be the unfortunate lesson for those who’ve recently had private photos accessed and shared due to a privacy gap on the photo-sharing website Photobucket. Nude, explicit, and R-rated images uploaded on the social media site were in some cases made […]

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