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MediSecure data breach: Why is health data so lucrative for hackers?

The latest large-scale ransomware attack on a health technology provider, electronic prescription company MediSecure, was revealed last week.


Ukraine blackouts caused by malware attacks warn against evolving cybersecurity threats to the physical world

On a cold winter night in 2016, Ukrainians experienced the first-ever known blackout caused by malicious code (malware) designed to autonomously attack the power grid. One-fifth of Kyiv's citizens were plunged into darkness ...


One Tech Tip: Protecting your car from the growing risk of keyless vehicle thefts

They appear like ghosts in the night, standing outside your house, one holding up an antenna while the other crouches next to the car parked on the driveway. Within seconds, your car is gone, yet another victim amid a surge ...


Water bills, building permits and other Kansas City services remain hampered by computer hack

Nearly two weeks after a cyberattack on Kansas City's website, contractors still can't get building permits. Zoning matters are going unheard.

Consumer & Gadgets

Female health apps misuse highly sensitive data, study finds

Apps designed for female health monitoring are exposing users to unnecessary privacy and safety risks through their poor data handling practices, according to new research from King's College London and University College ...


Cyberattack cripples major US health care network

Ascension, a major U.S. health care system with 140 hospitals in 19 states, announced late Thursday that a cyberattack has caused disruptions at some of its hospitals.

Consumer & Gadgets

Data privacy in the post-Roe era

In 2022, when the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade—ending the constitutional right to an abortion—privacy advocates warned women against using smartphone apps to track their periods.


Israel builds 'cyber dome' against Iran's hackers

Israel's Iron Dome defense system has long shielded it from incoming rockets. Now it is building a "cyber dome" to defend against online attacks, especially from arch foe Iran.


13 years in US prison for Ukrainian REvil hacker

A Ukrainian man was sentenced to more than 13 years in prison in Texas on Wednesday for his role in ransomware attacks by the notorious Russia-based REvil hacking group, the US Justice Department said.

Computer Sciences

Computer scientists unveil novel attacks on cybersecurity

Researchers have found two novel types of attacks that target the conditional branch predictor found in high-end Intel processors, which could be exploited to compromise billions of processors currently in use.