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
Target says hackers stole credentials from vendor The breach involved 40 million debit and credit card numbers and personal information for 70 million more people. "In addition, since that time we have taken extra precautions such as limiting or updating access to some of our platforms while the ... 01/29/2014 - 12:52 pm | View Link
Target hackers: Woohoo, we're rich! Um. Guys? Anyone know how to break bank encryption? Chat regarding the decryption of PINs began appearing on private message boards just days after Target admitted the credit card details of 40 million of its customers ... attackers appear to have been able to grab the data sent from the POS system to ... 01/13/2014 - 11:56 pm | View Link
Adobe hackers strike again: PR Newswire grovels to clients after latest hack'n'grab The breach against Adobe's systems compromised the information of 2.9 million customers, as well as allowing unidentified hackers to access the source code of Adobe products including Adobe Acrobat, ColdFusion, ColdFusion Builder, and other unnamed products. 10/21/2013 - 3:52 pm | View Link
Thousands compromised as hackers target schools, banks That tool granted attackers a host of functions including the ability to install malware and grab data. RSA researchers are drafting a paper expected to be released in coming weeks that details more information on the attacks. 07/31/2012 - 1:00 pm | View Link
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
Business Technology News and Commentary GE is a leader in combining connected devices and advanced analytics in pursuit of practical goals like less downtime, lower operating costs, and higher throughput. 03/10/2014 - 1:41 pm | View Website
The biggest bank robbery in history, Hackers stole $45 million Reportedly, the group of hackers targeted weaknesses in how banks and payment processors handle prepaid debit cards. Authorities said they arrested these seven U.S ... 03/10/2014 - 10:42 am | View Website
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Alibaba has agreed to spend HKD $6.24 billion (about USD $804 million) for a 60% stake in TV and film producer ChinaVision Media Group. The purchase will allow Alibaba, which already dominates China's e-commerce market, to boost its digital entertainment strategy. Read More
By Paul Monies, Business WriterIn an unanimous decision, the Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that legislative changes to the insurance company for the state’s workers’ compensation system were constitutional.
Justices denied a challenge by Tulsa Stockyards Inc.
Snap Kitchen will open two new Houston locations in 2014, the company told Houston Business Journal.
Scott McGee, director of store operations for the Austin-based retailer of healthy foods, said the company will open a new location in the Shops at Houston Center at 1200 McKinney Street, and an undisclosed location in the Heights neighborhood.
By KAY JOHNSON and JULHAS ALAM, Associated PressDHAKA, Bangladesh — Inspections of Bangladesh garment factories under a new safety initiative have found cracked support beams, extra floors apparently built without permits and exposed electrical cables chewed by rats.
Overly heavy structures on roofs, substandard building materials and even an unauthorized helicopter pad were also among the problems revealed in the first round of inspection reports released Tuesday.
The inspections are being funded by a group of mostly European fashion brands in the aftermath of the Rana Plaza factory collapse that killed more than 1,100 people in April last year.
Sorry, Maryland. If anyone was hoping the first enrollment period under the federal health exchange due to end this month might get extended, you’re likely out of luck.
That’s what Obama administration officials said during a conference call with reporters Tuesday.
“We have no plans to extend the open enrollment period,” said Julie Bataille, communications director for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.