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Detroit Zoo Latest Victim of Cyber Attack

Detroit Zoo Gift Shop Payment Processing Terminals Hacked The Detroit Zoo disclosed this week that their gift shop checkout terminals fell prey to hackers.  The impacted parties are believed to be limited to those individuals who made purchases from the gift shop using their credit cards. SSA Data Security Breach Service Systems Associates, a third-party[…Read More]

US Government Hacked – 4 Million Federal Employees PII at Risk

Recent news reports indicated that the U.S. Government suffered a major data breach that potentially impacted the employees of every federal agency.  The Office of Personnel Management (OPM), which handles security clearances and employee background checks, suffered a data breach potentially affecting more than 4 million individuals. The cyber footprints of the attack resemble that of[…Read More]

Community Health Services Data Breached By Hackers

More than 4.5 Million patient records were compromised by a data breach disclosed this week by Community Health Systems, which operates 9 hospitals in Illinois.  Three of the impacted hospitals in the Chicago area included Metro South Medical Center in Blue Island, Vista Medical Center and Vista Medical Center West in Waukegan. According to the[…Read More]

Chicago Yacht Club Reports Credit and Bank Account Security Breach

Chicago Yacht Club computer was reportedly compromised by Malware that exposed bank account and credit card information to rogue hackers Forensicon was provided a copy of this letter sent to certain members of the Chicago Yacht Club.   Anyone who has conducted financial transactions with the Chicago Yacht Club in the last few years should[…Read More]

P.F. Chang’s Confirms Customer Credit Card Information Stolen

P.F. Chang’s China Bistro confirmed today that it was the latest company to have customer credit and debit card information stolen by hackers. The company was apparently notified of the breach by the United States Secret Service on June 10, 2014. The restaurant has said that it hired a  team of third-party forensics experts to investigate[…Read More]

Data for Millions Stolen after Adobe is Hacked

Last October, the software giant Adobe suffered a massive security breach which compromised the sensitive data of nearly three million customers. Later in October, further compromise of Adobe’s databases resulted in this number growing to more than 150 Millions names and encrypted passwords. Some of the compromised accounts included more than a quarter million governmental[…Read More]

What is Two-Factor Authentication?

What is Two-Factor Authentication?  Two-factor authentication requires a user that is logging onto a computer network or cloud service Internet provider, to have more than one means of proving who they are. Ergo, simply knowing a single password that you can remember won’t provide access without having a second factor to prove your identity. Two-Factor[…Read More]

ECPA Amendment Could Require Warrants to Obtain Email

Several of the largest technological corporations and Internet companies have joined forces with organizations across the political spectrum to show support for a proposed amendment to the 1986 Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA). In July, companies such as Adobe, Facebook, Google, Intel, Microsoft, Oracle, Twitter and Yahoo wrote a letter to the Senate advocating the passage of[…Read More]

Two U.S. Power Plants Infected with Computer Malware

A report issued by the Department of Homeland Security’s Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team stated that 2 U.S. power plants were infected with a suspicious and unnamed malware in the last three months. The most recent infection of malware was discovered after a power generation plant employee had difficulty with a malfunctioning USB[…Read More]

Largest Banks in the U.S. Under Attack from “Project Blitzkrieg”

The McAfee security firm confirmed that there is a major cyber attack being launched against the largest banks in the United States.  The banks included are Citibank, Chase, Wells Fargo, PayPal, among others. This attack is scheduled to occur in the Spring of 2013.  The attack is called “Project Blitzkrieg” and according to  reports, is[…Read More]