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  • NEW YORK/ BOSTON, March 20- Rapid7, LogRythm and Mimecast are joining a growing list of cybersecurity firms planning to go public in 2015 to capitalize on investor interest following a spate of hacker attacks, according to people familiar with the matter. Shares of publicly traded cybersecurity firms have outperformed the market in recent months, as...

  • BOSTON, March 17- Health insurer Premera Blue Cross said on Tuesday it was a victim of a cyberattack that may have exposed medical data and financial information of 11 million customers in the latest case of healthcare company reporting a serious breach. Premera said it is working with the FBI and investigators from FireEye Inc to investigate the matter.

  • WASHINGTON, March 4- The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments on Wednesday on a second major challenge to President Barack Obama's healthcare law, but no clear majority was immediately apparent in the case that takes aim at a pivotal part of the statute providing tax subsidies to help people afford insurance. A couple of dozen demonstrators from the conservative...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 24- Health insurer Anthem Inc, which earlier this month reported that it was hit by a massive cyberbreach, said on Tuesday that 8.8 million to 18.8 million people who were members of other Blue Cross Blue Shield plans could be victims in the attack. Anthem, the second-largest U.S. health insurer, is part of a national network of independently run Blue...

  • Feb 24- Health insurer Anthem Inc, which earlier this month reported that it was hit by a massive cyberbreach, said on Tuesday that 8.8 million to 18.8 million people who were not its customers could be victims in the attack. Anthem, the country's second-largest health insurer, is part of a national network of independently run Blue Cross Blue Shield plans through...

  • Feb 23- Humana Inc said on Monday that the U.S. government's proposed payments to insurers that sell Medicare Advantage health plans would mean a 1.25 percent to 1.75 percent cut for the managed care company in 2016.. That is a steeper drop than the 0.95 percent figure the government proposed for the industry on Friday, but was still within expectations, analysts...

  • Analysts see Cyber security companies FireEye Inc and CyberArk Software Ltd benefiting from increased spending on security. While the sector as a whole is doing well, recent strong quarterly results by both FireEye and CyberArk is helping drive their shares higher, said Jim Smith, options strategist at OTR Global. Israel- based CyberArk's U.S.-listed shares...

  • A new tactic in the war against hackers Tuesday, 17 Feb 2015 | 12:20 PM ET
    Cyber security

    There's a new tactic in the war against hackers that could make US companies far less hackable in the future.

  • Obama on 'Wild Wild West' of cyberattacks Friday, 13 Feb 2015 | 3:45 PM ET
    President Barack Obama arrives to speak at the White House Summit on cybersecurity and consumer protection at Stanford University in Palo Alto on February 13, 2015.

    President Barack Obama met with CEOs at a summit held by the White House that aims to build support for cybersecurity laws.

  • Cyberattacks an 'existential threat,' says VC Friday, 13 Feb 2015 | 1:59 PM ET

    Despite recent high-profile attacks, not enough is being done to protect systems from hackers, venture capitalist Venky Ganesan warned.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 13- President Barack Obama will meet with chief executive officers on Friday at a summit in Silicon Valley held by the White House that aims to build support for beefing up cybersecurity laws in the wake of massive hacks at Target Corp, Sony Corp and Anthem Inc. "By getting this right, businesses and people around the world will continue to want to...

  • Obama to urge firms to share cyberthreat data Friday, 13 Feb 2015 | 6:58 AM ET
    President Barack Obama speaking at the White House, February 11, 2015.

    President Obama is set to sign an executive order aimed at encouraging companies to share information about cybersecurity threats with the government.

  • SAN FRANCISCO/ WASHINGTON, Feb 12- President Barack Obama is set to sign an executive order on Friday aimed at encouraging companies to share more information about cybersecurity threats with the government and each other, a response to attacks like that on Sony Entertainment. Obama will sign the order at a day-long conference on cybersecurity at Stanford...

  • It's depressing, "said fraud expert Avivah Litan, vice president and analyst for Gartner Research. The Federal Bureau of Investigation is investigating how fraudulent returns were filed in 19 states through TurboTax software, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday. Social Security numbers, answers to security challenge questions and other private...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 12- President Barack Obama is expected to announce an executive order directing the government and companies to share more information about cybersecurity threats in response to attacks like that on Sony Entertainment. As in other policy areas where Obama has been unable to get legislation through the now Republican-controlled...

  • Feb 12- Cybersecurity company FireEye Inc's quarterly revenue beat market estimates as governments and businesses ramped up spending to protect their networks from increasingly sophisticated attacks. FireEye shares were up 7.2 percent at $38.26 in extended trading on Wednesday. FireEye was hired by No.2 U.S. insurer Anthem Inc last week when hackers...

  • Feb 11- Cybersecurity company FireEye Inc's quarterly revenue and profit beat market estimates as governments and businesses ramped up spending to protect their networks from increasingly sophisticated attacks. FireEye shares were up 7.2 percent at $38.26 in extended trading on Wednesday. FireEye was hired by No.2 U.S. insurer Anthem Inc last week when...

  • COLUMN-Why identity thieves are targeting your tax return Wednesday, 11 Feb 2015 | 4:49 PM ET

    It's depressing, "said fraud expert Avivah Litan, vice president and analyst for Gartner Research. The Federal Bureau of Investigation is investigating how fraudulent returns were filed in 19 states through TurboTax software, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday. Social Security numbers, answers to security challenge questions and other private...

  • Anthem offers free identity-theft protection after breach Wednesday, 11 Feb 2015 | 4:35 PM ET

    Feb 11- Anthem Inc said on Wednesday its millions of customers can sign up for free credit monitoring and identity-theft protection services this week following a massive cyber attack involving stolen U.S. Social Security numbers, birth dates and sensitive health information. Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen said he was pleased with Anthem's...

  • Tax-refund fraud to hit $21B, little IRS can do Wednesday, 11 Feb 2015 | 3:02 PM ET
    The IRS building in Washington, D.C.

    Tax-refund fraud is expected to soar this season, and hit a whopping $21 billion by 2016, from just $6.5 billion two years ago, according to the IRS.