$6.75 million – the cost of a data breach in 2009

The cost of a data breach increased last year to $204 per compromised customer record, according to the Ponemon Institute's annual study. The average total cost of a data breach rose from $6.65

Published on: January 26th, 2010 Ellen Messmer

Man faces 5 years in slammer for phishing fraud

A Romanian national pleaded guilty on Thursday to a charge related to a phishing operation that sought to defraud customers of banks such as Citibank and Wells Fargo, and of Web sites such

Published on: January 19th, 2010 Jeremy Kirk and Brian Jackson

Brutal botnet steals data from 180,000 hacked computers

Researchers from the University of California gained control over a well-known and powerful network of hacked computers for 10 days, gaining insight into how it steals personal and financial data. The botnet, known

Published on: May 5th, 2009 Jeremy Kirk

Canadian hospital fights diabetes with patient Web portal

When a Canadian is diagnosed with diabetes, their life is changed forever. The disease means the body can no longer regulate its own blood sugar levels, and the afflicted person must diligently keep

Published on: September 22nd, 2008 Brian Jackson