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
Israeli Hacker Game Could Beat Russian Web Criminals Who Stole 1.2 Billion Usernames If the UN’s statistics are correct, that 40% of the world’s 7.1 billion people use the Internet, then Russian hackers own one out of every three personal logins for social media ... penetrate site defenses and grab whatever data they want. 08/9/2014 - 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 - 2:14 am | 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. In a forum post announcing the ... 07/12/2012 - 5:18 pm | View Link
Does your wife know? 6,000 users of porn website have email addresses leaked by hackers The data breach is the second to hit major porn sites recently, coming only 10 days after a hacker claimed to have stolen 350,000 user logins for the Brazzers.com site. Data breaches are a nightmare for companies at the best of times, but porn companies ... 02/23/2012 - 6:04 am | View Link
Hackers Grab 1.3 Million Logins From SEGA Games makers can’t get a break. First Sony had their buttocks offered up to them and now SEGA has lost 1.3 million sets of user data, a fairly large breach for a fairly small company. Names, birthdates, email address, and passwords (encrypted ... 06/20/2011 - 11:09 am | View Link
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United Steelworkers at refineries that produce nearly 10% of the nation’s gasoline, diesel and other fuels went on strike Sunday, after weeks of contract negotiations broke down over salaries and safety concerns, union officials and companies said.
The Dude goes fully meditative to promote his new sleeping aid album. We already knew about the Jeff Bridges Sleeping Tapes, a collection of relaxing sounds, guided meditations and stories designed to help improve your slumber. The Oscar-winning actor teamed up with website publishing platform Squarespace and agency Wieden+Kennedy New York to illustrate how to use the brand's product by actually creating a real product and site.
When the U. S. Justice announced a record $772 million foreign-bribery settlement with Alstom in December, there was a hitch: the French company couldn’t pay without hurting its ability to do business.