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Arizona cyber experts warn that WannaCry outbreak just tip of iceberg

Arizona cybersecurity experts called the recent international cyberattacks known as “WannaCry” among the worst attacks they have seen, and they called it a warning about the country’s lack of cybersecurity preparation.... Read more»1

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Banner Health data breach exposes info on 3.7 million

A hack of data held by Banner Health — the operator of the former University Medical Center in Tucson — has put information on about 3.7 million people at risk. The company is sending letters to patients, health plan members and beneficiaries, food and beverage customers and physicians and healthcare providers telling them of the data breach.... Read more»

55,000 federal workers in Az wait to see if personal data was taken

Arizona has more than 55,000 federal employees who could find out as early as Monday if they are among the 4 million federal workers and retirees whose personal information may have been compromised in a cyberattack.... Read more»

TPD: Scammers targeting Windows users

Tucson police are warning of a phone scam that targets users of the Microsoft Windows operating system, leaving victims out money and with potential security holes in their computers.... Read more»1

Hacking attempt draws congressional investigation of FEC

Two congressional leaders — one Republican and one Democrat — are calling for investigations into Federal Election Commission computer security and operational breakdowns that the Center for Public Integrity detailed in a recent report.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Consumer coping strategies for major data breaches

A conversation with Steve Herman, Voice of America Southeast Asia bureau chief. Also, Randy Sooter, Jr., owner of Old Pueblo Gymnastics Academy. Plus, Tom Collier, Buckmaster consumer affairs contributor.... Read more»

Comic: Spy vs. Spy


American's allies continue to flatter themselves that the United States cares what they think and say and do. They obviously don't watch Fox News.... Read more»

UA Law server breach exposes Social Security numbers, passwords

The personal data of former UA law students and applicants may have been compromised during a July incident. An "unauthorized intruder" may have accessed old class rosters and applicant lists stored on the same server as the College of Law's public website. Usernames and passwords for the College of Law intranet were also stored on the server.... Read more»

Hacktivism: Civil disobedience or cyber crime?

Are activists like Aaron Swartz committing civil disobedience, or online crimes? We break down a few strategies of “hacktivism” to see what is considered criminal under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. ... Read more»1

Think again

News Corp. hacking scandal still hiding in plain sight

Rupert Murdoch is almost certainly the most powerful person in the most influential business on earth. And yet he is treated as a kind of innocent bystander to the criminal activity allegedly undertaken in his name.... Read more»

City website redirected after registration lapses

The City of Tucson's website was redirected Thursday. Instead of displaying information on city departments, it showed visitors a list of Google ad links. City servers were all pointed to an address that apparently lapsed on Tuesday.... Read more»2

Better Business Bureau

Check your computer's DNS or face Internet-access loss

Hundreds of thousands of Internet users may lose their online access on July 9, and the Better Business Bureau is urging all consumers and businesses to run a quick and easy diagnostic test to see if their computers are infected.... Read more»

Hacking, theft up with digital medical records

As more doctors and hospitals go digital with medical records, the size and frequency of data breaches are alarming privacy advocates and public health officials. ... Read more»

NASA Space Station codes stolen

NASA Inspector General Paul K. Martin told a House investigations panel Thursday that the theft of International Space Station codes was just one of 5,408 computer security incidents in 2010 and 2011.... Read more»

Hack exposes millions of porn site passwords

In one of the largest porn password heists in history, up to one million users’ email addresses and passwords from YouPorn were hacked and made accessible to the general public.... Read more»

'Take This Lollipop' and get a creepy stalker

A creepy man in a dimly lit room stares at his computer screen while stalking your Facebook page. He clicks through some of your more embarrassing moments, documented only for your friends. Your only misstep? Allowing a page with a giant blue lollipop to access your Facebook information.... Read more»

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