Equifax Breach

Equifax says a giant cybersecurity breach compromised the personal information of as many as 143 million Americans — almost half the country.

 

http://money.cnn.com/2017/09/07/technology/business/equifax-data-breach/index.html

 

 

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LA Hospital Pays Hackers Nearly $17,000 To Restore Computer Network : The Two-Way : NPR

On security…

LA Hospital Pays Hackers Nearly $17,000 To Restore Computer Network

Updated February 18, 201610:36 AM ET
Published February 17, 20169:08 PM ET
LAURA WAGNER
The Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center was hacked for ransom earlier this month.
The Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center was hacked for ransom earlier this month.

A Los Angeles hospital paid a nearly $17,000 ransom to hackers who breached and disabled its computer network, the hospital said in a statement LA Hospital Pays Hackers Nearly $17,000 To Restore Computer Network

The Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center was hacked for ransom earlier this month.
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A Los Angeles hospital paid a nearly $17,000 ransom to hackers who breached and disabled its computer network, the hospital said in a statement Wednesday…

The Holidays New Electronic Toys…

Update those new devices right away lest you get hacked!

~TJK

Naked Security – Advent tip #22: Got a new gadget for Christmas? Stop. Think. Connect.

We’ve already reminded you about the importance of updates, back in Advent tip #10.

But it’s easy to forget that even new devices typically need updates right away, because they’re not really new as in “manufactured this morning and patched immediately” but new as in “packaged ready for first use by the customer, then shipped, stored and sold.”

For example, I recently bought a current-model MacBook which was shipped to the store before OS X El Capitan 10.11 came out, but was purchased by me just afterwards.