05/13/2009 - Microsoft released patches yesterday for its popular PowerPoint program for PCs due to a vulnerability that would allow a hacker to gain complete control of a system, although Apple users will have to wait a little longer for their patch.
05/11/2009 - Heartland Payments Systems has announced that it will offer end-to-end encryption to its merchants for their payment card processing after last year's hack attack that may have compromised more than 100 million card accounts.
04/29/2009 - Phishers and spammers are exploiting worldwide fear of swine flu to sell pharmaceutical products and steal personal information from anxious e-mail users, the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team reports.
04/28/2009 - The biggest cost of data breaches for businesses is lost customer relationships, according to a Ponemon Institute study. This type of loss accounts for 69 percent of breach costs, up from 65 percent in 2007 and 54 percent in 2006.
04/28/2009 - The damage from data theft and cybercrime cost global businesses about $1 trillion in lost intellectual property and damage repair in 2008, according to the McAfee report, Unsecured Economies: Protecting Vital Information.