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  • Medical Center Fraud Cases: 2 Indicted

    Federal Income Tax and Billing Fraud Alleged Marianne Kolbasuk McGee - June 29, 2015
    Medical Center Fraud Cases: 2 Indicted

    The Department of Justice has announced the indictments of two individuals in separate fraud cases affecting the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. The cases spotlight the challenges healthcare organizations face in the fight against fraud.

  • Analysis: Why the OPM Breach Is So Bad

    Personal Secrets at Risk After Background Forms Exposed Mathew J. Schwartz - June 29, 2015
    Analysis: Why the OPM Breach Is So Bad

    Just how bad is the U.S. Office of Personnel Management breach? Consider that spies may now have access to every secret - sexual, financial, familial, medical - shared by personnel seeking security clearances to access classified U.S. information.

  • Shoring Up HealthCare.gov Security

    With Obamacare's Future Solidified, Privacy Fears in Spotlight Marianne Kolbasuk McGee - June 26, 2015
    Shoring Up HealthCare.gov Security

    As hackers increasingly focus their attacks on the government and healthcare sectors, it's more critical to ensure that consumers' personal data is handled securely on Obamacare's HealthCare.gov website as well as state health insurance exchanges.

  • FBI Alert: $18 Million in Ransomware Losses

    Ongoing CryptoWall Attacks Lead to Major Expenses Mathew J. Schwartz - June 26, 2015
    FBI Alert: $18 Million in Ransomware Losses

    U.S. businesses and consumers have reported experiencing more than $18 million in losses stemming from CryptoWall ransomware, the FBI warns. Security experts say ransomware's ease of use and low risk fuels the increasing numbers of attacks.

  • OPM Breach: China Is 'Leading Suspect'

    But Intel Chief Urges Policymakers to Improve Defenses Mathew J. Schwartz - June 26, 2015
    OPM Breach: China Is 'Leading Suspect'

    China is the "leading suspect" behind the OPM breach, says Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, who adds that until the U.S. can meaningfully deter such attacks, it must focus on getting better at defense, not retribution.

  • China, U.S. Plan Cyber 'Code of Conduct'

    Obama Presses Chinese Government to Lower Cyber Tensions Mathew J. Schwartz - June 25, 2015
    China, U.S. Plan Cyber 'Code of Conduct'

    China and the U.S. have agreed to create a new cyber "code of conduct." The move comes in the wake of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management breach, with President Obama urging Chinese officials to help lower cyber-related tensions.

  • Europol Targets Ukrainian Botnet Gang

    Alleged Zeus, SpyEye Banking Trojan Cybercriminals Arrested Mathew J. Schwartz - June 25, 2015
    Europol Targets Ukrainian Botnet Gang

    European authorities say they have disrupted a Ukraine-based cybercrime gang tied to $2.2 million in fraud in Europe, the United States and beyond, perpetrated via banking Trojans, botnets and hacking-for-hire services.

  • Airline 'Hack' Was Denial of Service

    'Deliberate Attack' Disrupted Issuing Flight Plans Mathew J. Schwartz - June 24, 2015
    Airline 'Hack' Was Denial of Service

    A "deliberate" denial-of-service attack against state-owned LOT Polish Airlines resulted in ground crews being unable to generate flight plans. The airline now says its systems were not hacked, but rather disrupted, and that all airlines face similar risks.

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