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Articles by Jeff Goldman 

HSBC Acknowledges Data Breach

Mortgage customers' names, Social Security numbers and account numbers were exposed.

GAO: In-Flight Wi-Fi Could Be Used to Hack Airplanes

'Internet connectivity in the cabin should be considered a direct link between the aircraft and the outside world,' a GAO report states.

Los Angeles Streetlights to Be Controlled via Cellular Network

City workers will be able to turn lights on and off remotely, and will be able to dim them or brighten them as needed.

74 Percent of IT Security Pros Worry About Insider Threats

Still, 32 percent told the SANS Institute they have no ability to prevent an insider breach.

International Operations Take Down Beebone, Simda Botnets

Both operations required coordination between government agencies and private sector partners.

Four Episodes of 'Game of Thrones' Leaked Online

The episodes were downloaded over a million times in less than a day.

AT&T Hit With Record-Breaking $25 Million Data Breach Fine

The company will also provide almost 280,000 customers with free credit monitoring services, and will improve its privacy and security practices.

Russia Blamed for White House Data Breach

The attack appears to have been launched in retaliation for sanctions, according to CNN.

Police Department Pays Cybercriminals Following Ransomware Infection

A recent survey found that 55 percent of organizations that have been hit by such attacks recommend negotiating with cybecriminals to restore data.

IBM Warns of New 'Dyre Wolf' Malware Campaign

The campaign targets organizations with a combination of social engineering and DDoS attacks.

Researchers Warn of Volatile Cedar APT Campaign

The target distribution 'strongly aligns with nation-state/political-group interests,' according to Check Point researchers.

Florida Department of Elections Acknowledges Data Breach

15 CDs containing high-risk professionals' personal information were mistakenly sent to people requesting voter registration records.

U.S. Targets Foreign Hackers with Sanctions

'Starting today, we're giving notice to those who pose significant threats to our security or economy,' President Obama said.

New Trojan Targets Petroleum, Gas, Helium Companies

The attack exploits an old ActiveX vulnerability, according to Symantec researchers.

Hackers Breach British Airways Frequent Flyer Accounts

The airline says tens of thousands of accounts were accessed.

Slack Hacked

User names, emails addresses and hashed passwords were exposed.

Security Flaw Found in Hotel Wi-Fi Systems

The vulnerability could enable a remote attacker to read or modify any file on an ANTlabs InnGate device, according to Cylance researchers.

15,435 Vulnerabilities Found in 3,870 Applications in 2014

That's an 18 percent increase over the previous year in vulnerabilities found, according to Secunia.

Twitch Hacked

An undisclosed number of users were told their passwords 'could have been captured in clear text by malicious code.'

Cisco Warns of PoSeidon Point-of-Sale Malware

The malware installs a keylogger and scans the infected device's memory for credit card data.

Massive Security Flaw Found in Hilton HHonors Website

The vulnerability allowed attackers to access any HHonors account simply by knowing or guessing the account number.

90 Percent of IT Pros Worry About Public Cloud Security

One third of IT professionals surveyed said they've experienced more security breaches with the public cloud than with on-premise applications.

Premera Blue Cross Hacked

The hackers may have accessed the personal, financial and medical information of as many as 11 million people.

North Korea Blamed for Nuclear Power Plant Data Breach

The North Korean government called the accusation 'a false judgement by an idiot.'

Data Breach at Dental Practice Exposes 151,000 Patients' Personal Info

Names, Social Security numbers, birthdates, phone numbers and home addresses were accessed.