White House backs off mandatory cybersecurity standards for companies The White House has backed away from its push for mandatory cybersecurity standards in favor of an approach that would combine voluntary measures with incentives for companies to comply with them. That approach reflects recognition of the political reality of a divided Congress that makes mandated standards difficult to push through, and a belief that an executive order President Obama signed in February could improve companies’ cybersecurity. More
How a phony tweet and computer trades sank stocks For a few surreal minutes, a mere 12 words on Twitter caused the world's mightiest stock market to tremble. No sooner did hackers send a false Associated Press tweet reporting explosions at the White House on Tuesday than investors started dumping stocks - eventually unloading $134 billion worth. More
Suspected LulzSec hacker arrested in Australia Australian police have arrested a man they say is affiliated with international hacking collective Lulz Security on a charge of attacking and defacing a government website, officials said Wednesday. More
ID security CEO: 'NYT' hackers did their homework The extended online outage of the New York Times highlghts a profound, long-standing security weakness in digital commerce: the pervasive use of a simple user name and passwords to access online accounts. We use single-factor authentication - a user name ... 08/28/2013 - 6:02 am | View Link
Hackers Deface Entire MIT Website in Aaron Swartz Suicide Revenge Attack (Updated: Hackers Speak) ARCHITECTURE - DESIGN - SCIENCE - SPACE - ART - APPLE - GOOGLE - MICROSOFT - MOBILE - PALEOFUTURE - TIPS S Last time Anonymous plunged into MIT's servers, it was to set up a small memorial for Aaron Swartz. Today the whole homepage is defaced, and it's ... 01/22/2013 - 5:04 am | View Link
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Hackers Grab 1 Million Logins From Android Forum Phandroid has announced that a hacker has recently accessed its user database, making off with usernames, email addresses and hashed passwords — and the problem looks like it could affect all of its one million-plus users. 07/13/2012 - 12:14 am | View Link
Hackers post 450K credentials pilfered from Yahoo Recent high-profile password thefts at LinkedIn, eHarmony, and Last.fm contributed to approximately 8 million passwords posted in two separate lists to hacker sites in early June. Yesterday, Formspring announced it had disabled the passwords of ... 07/11/2012 - 7:06 pm | View Link
Shares of General Motors Co. hit their highest level Monday since returning to the public stock markets three years ago as investors anticipated the U. S. government selling its remaining stake in the company.
THE SPARK: Late last month the government said it expected to unload the last of its General Motors stock by the end of the year.
With the Bannister Federal Complex slated to be torn down in 2016, all but one federal agency currently located there have a new local home and city officials are working to keep the 80 well-paid employees at the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration office as well.
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Twitter shares soared more than 9 percent on Monday to their highest level since the company's initial public offering after a spate of product announcements that could boost its revenue prospects.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - As the calendar closes down on 2013, many U. S. money managers are finding themselves in an unfamiliar position: selling some of the bond funds that have long been mainstays of their clients' portfolios.
DALLAS (Reuters) - American Airlines Group , the world's biggest airline after AMR Corp's merger with US Airways Group, intends to take advantage of its broad global network to win more corporate customers, the company's president said.