Stores like Target, when they are hacked, are required under federal law to inform consumers. As John Fund @ NRO explains, the same law doesn’t apply to the federal government and its massive site HealthCare,gov. It should though considering any personal information you enter at HealthCare.gov is easily searchable.
Not sure why you’d need to hack the site when programmers made profile information able to be indexed by search engines. Click the link in the title to view the report and read more at Bloomberg.
250,000 users information was compromised.
In the latest online attack, Twitter says hackers may have gained access to information on 250,000 of its more than 200 million active users.
In a blog posting Friday, Twitter says it detected attempts this week to gain access to its user data. It shut down one attack moments after it was detected.
But it discovered that the attackers may have gained access to usernames, email addresses and encrypted passwords belonging to 250,000 users. Twitter has reset the pilfered passwords and sent users email advising them that they’ll have to create a new one.
Twitter noted a recent uptick in breaches at U.S. media and technology companies. The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal reported this week that their computer systems had been infiltrated by China-based hackers.
While it’s tempting to log on especially when the Wi-Fi is free, computer experts say many Wi-Fi networks lack adequate security. In some cases hackers will “spoof” or “copy” a legitimate network, something called “the evil twin.”
It essentially tricks you into thinking its secure and it’s not. The gang at My Fox DC reports above.