| Apr 1, 2015
| 10:37 AM
President Barack Obama on Wednesday authorized a new U.S. government approach to deterring cyberattacks: financial sanctions against malicious overseas hackers and companies that knowingly benefit from the fruits of cyberespionage.
The latter category...
| Mar 27, 2015
| 3:19 PM
Anthem Inc. expects to mail the last batch of letters to customers by Monday informing them they are among the 80 million people whose personal data could have been nabbed in a cyber heist.
"Anthem intends to mail letters to all members with a valid...
| Mar 24, 2015
| 7:56 AM
Millennials may think they’re privacy experts, but recent research from mobile security firm Lookout found that few practice what they preach.
In a recent Lookout survey of more than 1,000 smartphone owners, 52% of those who claimed to be security...
| Mar 17, 2015
| 1:58 PM
A data breach may have exposed sensitive information of 11 million customers and employees of a major health insurer in the northwest United States.
Premera Blue Cross, based near Seattle in Mountlake Terrace, Wash., said it discovered Jan. 29 that it...
| Feb 5, 2015
| 10:56 AM
Health insurance giant Anthem Inc. said hackers had breached its computer system and that the personal information of tens of millions of customers and employees was possibly at risk.
The attack on the nation’s second-largest health insurer...
| Mar 9, 2015
| 7:14 PM
Los Angeles City Council candidate Tomas O’Grady said Monday that he has asked police to investigate the apparent hacking of his personal email account and a telephone call from someone threatening to expose private messages between him and his...
| Mar 9, 2015
| 12:49 PM
A thief had stolen a rare 16th-century book from Italy. It was Marty Hamlin's job to find it, and help bring it home.
Hamlin, a special agent in Baltimore for Homeland Security Investigations — an arm of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement ...
| Mar 6, 2015
| 6:51 PM
After more than a decade of hunting terrorists, stopping plots and scrambling from crisis to crisis, the CIA has concluded it has been outflanked and outwitted on a critical front: digital tradecraft.
On Friday, the CIA acknowledged that it was time...
| Mar 6, 2015
| 10:34 AM
There's a special folder in my email inbox where I keep communications from companies where data breaches have allowed my personal information to be stolen--or maybe it's a special circle of hell.
Its volume grows almost month by month. It holds...
| Mar 3, 2015
| 5:27 PM
WASHINGTON — Florida remained the hotspot for fraud and identity theft in 2014, burdened by the highest per-person rate of consumer complaints in the nation.
Among metro areas, South Florida topped the list for ID-theft complaints for the fifth...
| Feb 9, 2015
| 4:00 PM
To the editor: So insurance company Anthem Inc. — which spent more than $12 million last election to persuade California voters to protect the company's outlandish premium increases — doesn't have funds to invest in adequate security for 80...