UCLA Health Breached – 4.5 Million Affected

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UCLA Health, which operates hospitals on four university’s campuses, had their computer systems hacked and it appears data of around 4.5 million individuals information could have been stolen. UCLA Health is working with the FBI as well as private computer forensic experts to investigate the  cyberattack.

The suspicious activity on the network goes back to October 2014 and UCLA Health IT started to take notice.  The attackers obtained access to parts of the UCLA Health network that contain personal information ...

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Epic Games become the next victim of being hacked

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Epic Games, the people behind Bulletstorm, Gears of War, UDK, Infinity Blade, and older Unreal Tournament titles

Epic sent emails to its members of their forums stating that an unauthorized access has occurred into their network and usernames, email addresses, passwords and birthdates may have been accessed by an intruder.  Epic is working on resolving the problem and took their site down while it repairs the breach.

More info from Engadget.com on the hack

Donald Trump’s hotels properties credit card data hacked…and this started before he opened his mouth this week.

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Donald Trump has another problem

Donald Trump who started the 2015 summer season by announcing his bid for president, again, has done so while expressing some comments that are being received as racist, ignorant and other words that has gotten him in some hot water with the public and his corporate partners.   Univision, NBC and Macy’s have cut ties to Trump due to his comments and now it looks like Trump Hotel Properties had their payment card payment system ...

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The Most Dangerous Town On The Internet – Tells the story of Hackerville, Romania

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The Most Dangerous Town On The Internet

Râmnicu Vâlcea, Romania has a special name: Hackerville.  While it only has a population of about 120,000 people, It is known as a world leading location of the top hackers around.  Just last year only, about one billion dollars (US) has been stolen in the U.S. by Romanian hackers. Some of the hackers have been caught breaching the email accounts of NASA, Hillary Clinton and George W. Bush.

This is a short film tells the ...

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U.S. Government Agency Computers Hacked… Then Get Hacked Again!

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For 4,200,000 or possibly over 21,500,000 more current and past employees of the Unites States, this website hacking story brings really bad news.

It appears most, if not all, of the personal information of over 4.2 million federal employees were stolen via a new and unknown software hack. This new malware was placed onto the computer networks of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), the federal government’s human resources department, whose records contain all the government employee records as ...

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Did the St. Louis Cardinals Hack the Houston Astros Computer System?

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Cyber hacking the ballgame.

It appears some possible hacking by someone in the St. Louis Cardinals baseball organization may have done a little hacking into the Houston Astros’ organization.  The FBI is investigating after evidence was found that the Cardinals’ front-office personnel may have hacked into the Astros’ databases and looked at scouting reports, stats and info about potential trades..

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Major Security Breach at IRS, Everyone’s Favorite Government Agency

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Amazingly, but maybe not surprisingly, the Internal Revenue Service computer systems were hacked and about 100,000 tax payer accounts were breached.

You would think that the agency taking a nice chunk of our earned income would be able to protect our information from security breach. Not so: It appears that even the IRS cannot prevent hackers from sneaking into their systems and yanking about 100,000 taxpayers’ information from their accounts.

The agency determined that the IRS hack started in ...

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Welcome To Starbucks, Can I Take Your Wallet?

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Hackers have found a new way to pick your virtual pocket without your bank even noticing.  How, you ask?  Good question my friends, but via our beloved Starbucks gift cards and the Starbucks app.

That’s right. The gift card you got from your company’s Secret Santa could be burning a hole in your digital wallet. “Starbucks App Hackers” and “Gift Card Hackers” can now tap into your gift card, take the value of the card, and then, using ...

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Credit Card Hackers Cause Major Security Breach of Point of Sale Terminals at Harbortouch Security

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You may have never heard of Harbortouch Security, but the chances are very good that your credit card has danced at least once with them. The company provides point-of-sale (POS) systems (aka, “those newfangled cash registers”) to around 150,000 businesses, mostly restaurants and bars. When several banks discovered breaches in at least 4,200 of their customers’ accounts, they started to suspect that the credit card processing company had been compromised.


Malware in Point-of-Sale Systems

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Surprising Ways Your Home Can be Hacked

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Imagine you’ve installed a new Wink Relay system in your home. This device is a favorite of families looking for more control over their homes from a centralized location. The neat little device is mounted on a wall in a common room. It can switch lights on and off, lock and unlock doors, and control your homes thermostat.

For the less-than-tech-savvy among us, the end of perplexing thermostat buttons sounds like a dream! But Wink Relays, and other smart devices for ...

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