Russian hackers have apparently managed to break into a server where an Australian medical centre keeps its patients' records, encrypt the data, and are now asking for 4,000 Australian dollars in order to decrypt it and make it available for use again, ABC News reports.
Security professional Nikolaos Rangos, who is better known by his online handle Kingcope, has flooded the Full Disclosure mailing list over the weekend with information and exploits for a number of bugs in MySQL and SSH servers.
Western Connecticut State University has begun notifying students, their families, and individuals who had other associations with the university that their personal information may have been exposed to unauthorized access by a computer system vulnerability.
81 percent of IT professionals express security concerns when moving data to the cloud, according to a recent survey by GreenSQL.
Application Security announced the latest release of its database scanning tool, AppDetectivePro.
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