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Cyber Crime

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  • Anthem hack raises fears about medical data

    Anthem hack raises fears about medical data
    Insurance giant Anthem Inc. suffered a massive data breach exposing the personal information of up to 80 million Americans — and it could have been even worse for consumers. The hackers didn't take sensitive medical information on patients or...
  • Federal, state officials launch inquiries into Anthem data breach

    Numerous government investigations are underway into the data breach involving 80 million Americans at insurance giant Anthem Inc. Friday, officials from Anthem are meeting with staff members of a key congressional committee involved in cybersecurity....
  • Anthem: Hackers tried to breach system as early as Dec. 10

    The hackers who stole millions of health insurance records from Anthem Inc. commandeered the credentials of five different employees while seeking to penetrate the company's computer network — and they may have been inside the system since December....
  • Anthem breach: A gap in federal health privacy law?

    Anthem breach: A gap in federal health privacy law?
    WASHINGTON — Insurers aren't required to encrypt consumers' data under a 1990s federal law that remains the foundation for health care privacy in the Internet age — an omission that seems striking in light of the major cyberattack against...
  • TurboTax resumes state tax return filing after fraud-related suspension

    TurboTax resumes state tax return filing after fraud-related suspension
    The company behind TurboTax, the best-selling tax preparation software in the country, temporarily stopped processing e-filed state tax returns this week after an uptick in fraudulent filings. The Maryland Comptroller's office believes it has not issued...
  • U.S., states probe massive data breach at health insurer Anthem

    U.S., states probe massive data breach at health insurer Anthem
    Alarmed by the vast breach of consumer privacy, federal and state officials have launched investigations into the cyberattack at insurance giant Anthem Inc. that involved up to 80 million Americans. State insurance commissioners announced plans Friday...
  • Obama wants 'single, strong national standard' in reporting data breaches

     Obama wants 'single, strong national standard' in reporting data breaches
    In the wake of high-profile data breaches, President Obama proposed legislation to require companies to notify customers within 30 days of discovering that their personal information was exposed to hackers. The initiative was one of several data...
  • What Is Ransomware? A Woodstock Family Finds Out

    What Is Ransomware? A Woodstock Family Finds Out
    The ransomware attack that hit the Florrick, Agos & Lockhart law firm was television fantasy in an October episode of "The Good Wife," but Jim Maloney of Woodstock knows the realities of a computer held hostage. Ransomware, a computer virus that usually...
  • Sony says studio hack cost $15 million in fiscal third quarter

    Sony says studio hack cost $15 million in fiscal third quarter
    Sony Corp. said it has spent an estimated $15 million investigating and recovering from the massive cyberattack that crippled its movie and TV studio. Since November, Sony Pictures Entertainment has been working to repair the damage caused by a group...
  • Obama wants firms to notify customers within 30 days of data breaches

    Obama wants firms to notify customers within 30 days of data breaches
    President Obama on Monday proposed the first federal standard for data breaches, which would require companies to notify customers within 30 days of the discovery that their personal information was exposed to hackers. In a speech at the Federal Trade...
  • Sands poker player finds out about casino data hack 10 months late

    Sands poker player finds out about casino data hack 10 months late
    With the frequency of data breaches these days, it may feel as if you're gambling every time you swipe your credit card or fill out a form giving a business your personal information. If your information does get swiped by a hacker, it's not a sure...