The Week in Review: Cybersecurity News

Hackers eye entertainment, proof that phishing is stoppable, breach disrupts mobile service for 7 million, DNA infected with malware


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Hollywood Entertainment Hacks

All the important stories you may have missed, in one place:

Hackers Break Into Entertainment The cyber attack on HBO is a reminder that hackers are gaining ground in Hollywood. Here’s how networks and studios can stop them. [Read More]

Four Senior Federal Cybersecurity Experts Have Quit Among them: Sean Kelley, CISO for the Environmental Protection Agency, and Richard Staropoli, the CIO for the Department of Homeland Security. [Read More]

Cyberattack in Venezuela Offlines 7 Million Mobile Phones The assault government websites also took down the country’s fiber-optic network which impacted Internet service in seven states. [Read More]

The Surprising Habits of Phishers A new report reiterates that phishing attacks are far less sophisticated (and far more stoppable) than they seem. [Read More]

Insurance Co. Settles With 33 States for $5.5 Million Five Years After Breach Nearly 1.3 million customers’ personal info was compromised due to a vulnerability in Nationwide Mutual Insurance’s web application-hosting software. [Read More]

Hackers Infect DNA With Malware You read that right. “When a gene sequencer analyzes [the DNA], the resulting data becomes a program that corrupts gene-sequencing software and takes control of the underlying computer.” [Read More]


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