cyberattack

09 Feb: Hackers Access Records for Millions of Anthem Customers

Hackers Access Records For Millions of Anthem Customers INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Hackers broke into a health insurance database storing information for about 80 million people in an attack bound to stoke fears many Americans have about the privacy of their most sensitive information. The attack on Blue Cross Blue Shield insurer Anthem could be a sign that hackers have shifted their focus away from retailers and toward other targets, cybersecurity experts say. The nation's second-largest insurer said it has yet to find any evidence that medical information like insurance claims or test results was targeted or taken in a "very sophisticated" cyberattack that it discovered last week. It also said credit card information wasn't compromised, either. But the hackers did gain access to names, birthdates, email address, employment details, Social Security numbers, incomes and street addresses of people who are currently covered or...

18 Oct: Meet Flame Espionage Malware Cousin: MiniFlame

Meet Flame Espionage Malware Cousin: MiniFlame Suspected Flame module turns out to be standalone attack code in use since at least 2010, described as targeted cyberweapon for conducting in-depth surveillance and espionage. Ongoing teardowns of the Flame malware and its underlying components have yielded a surprising discovery: a new piece of malware. Security researchers at Kaspersky Lab said that what they previously suspected was an attack module for the Flame malware is instead a standalone piece of attack code, although it can do double duty as a plug-in for both the Flame and Gauss malware. Designed for data theft and for providing attackers with direct access to an infected system, MiniFlame is based on the same architectural platform as Flame, according to Kaspersky Lab. "MiniFlame is a high-precision attack tool," said Alexander Gostev, chief security expert at Kaspersky Lab, in an emailed statement. "Most likely...