IRS admits taxpayer hacking is much worse than previously announced

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Last May, when the Internal Revenue Service announced that hackers had managed to successfully breach their network security and steal the confidential data of unwitting taxpayers, the IRS said that “approximately 100,000 tax accounts” were affected. But today the agency admitted that number is much larger,…

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IRS ADMITS HACKING TWICE AS BAD AS ORIGINALLY ANNOUNCED

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Every government hacking story seems to include subsequent revelations that the problem is at least twice as bad as the authorities originally admitted. The IRS data breach originally announced last May followed the usual pattern, as theAssociated Press reported today that the number…

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Met Police chief admits cyber-crime difficulties

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan Howe admits that the UK police are still “skimming the surface” when it comes to tackling cyber-crime, a view that is shared by security experts. In an interview hosted by Sky News earlier this week,…

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Anonymous-linked hacker admits to DDoS of public services

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans A hacker with links to Anonymous has admitted conducting distributed-denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks against social services, crime prevention bodies and businesses. Ian Sullivan, a 51-year-old from Bootle in Merseyside, flooded more than 300 websites with bogus traffic in 2013, rendering them unusable…

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Microsoft admits technical error in IP takeover, but No-IP still down

Microsoft admitted Tuesday it made a technical error after it commandeered part of an Internet service's network in order to shut down a botnet, but the Nevada-based company says its services are still down. View full post on Computerworld Cybercrime and Hacking News ________________ Other Sites You May Like: Read…

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St. Mary’s Janesville Hospital Admits Security Breach

  Wisconsin’s St. Mary’s Janesville Hospital recently announced that an unencrypted SSM Health Care laptop was discovered stolen from an employee’s car on August 27, 2013 (h/t PHIprivacy.net). The laptop contained protected health information for 629 patients who had received care at the hospital’s emergency department between January 1 and August 26, 2013, including patients’ names, birthdates,…

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