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  • 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.

  • NEW YORK/ BOSTON, Feb 11- Security experts are warning healthcare and insurance companies that 2015 will be the "Year of the Healthcare Hack," as cybercriminals are increasingly attracted to troves of personal information held by U.S. insurers and hospitals that command high prices on the underground market. "People feel that this will be the year of medical...

  • Insurers are benefiting from increased number of patients, aided by an expansion of Medicaid, a federal health insurance program for lower-income people that is administered by the states, under Obamacare. WellCare members under the Medicaid health plans increased 31 percent to 2.3 million in the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, helped by additions in Florida,...

  • BOSTON, Feb 10- Ten U.S. states have sent a letter to Anthem Inc complaining that the company has been too slow in notifying consumers that they were victims of a massive data breach disclosed last week. "The delay in notifying those impacted is unreasonable and is causing unnecessary added worry to an already concerned population of Anthem customers," said the...

  • BOSTON, Feb 10- Attorneys general from 10 U.S. states sent a letter to Anthem Inc complaining that the company has been too slow in notifying consumers that they were victims of a massive data breach disclosed last week. "Anthem must communicate detailed information without any further unnecessary delay," said the letter, which was written by Connecticut...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 10- Calling the destructive cyberattack on Sony Pictures "a game changer," a top White House official on Tuesday announced a new intelligence unit to coordinate analysis of cyberthreats, modeled on similar U.S. government efforts to fight terrorism. Obama has moved cybersecurity to the top of his 2015 agenda after recent hacking attacks against...

  • Obama has moved cybersecurity to the top of his 2015 agenda after recent hacking attacks against Sony Pictures, Home Depot Inc, Anthem Inc and Target Corp and the federal government itself. Various federal agencies have cybersecurity components, including the National Security Agency, Department of Homeland Security, the FBI and the CIA.

  • BOSTON, Feb 9- New York's Financial Services Department said on Monday it planned to do regular cybersecurity reviews of insurers in the wake of the massive breach at health insurer Anthem Inc.. "We're still in the process of finalizing and determining the enhanced requirements, but we are moving quickly and expect to begin putting them forward in the coming...

  • SINGAPORE, Feb 9- A barrage of damaging cyberattacks is shaking up the security industry, with some businesses and organisations no longer assuming they can keep hackers at bay, and instead turning to waging a guerrilla war from within their networks. Also, Amy Pascal said she would step down as co-chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment, two months after...

  • SINGAPORE, Feb 9- A barrage of damaging cyberattacks is shaking up the security industry, with some businesses and organizations no longer assuming they can keep hackers at bay, and instead turning to waging a guerrilla war from within their networks. Also, Amy Pascal said she would step down as co-chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment, two months after...

  • Time to 'renovate' the Web to deter hacking Saturday, 7 Feb 2015 | 2:12 PM ET
    Walter Isaacson

    Given the current explosion of dangerous hacking and phishing, it's time to do some renovating to the Internet.

  • Feb 6- Health insurer Anthem Inc on Friday warned U.S. customers about an email scam targeting former and current members whose personal information was suspected to have been breached in a massive cyber attack. The company said it will contact current and former members via mail delivered by the U.S. Postal Service about the attack. But when it sits in the...

  • These scammers are already targeting Anthem victims Friday, 6 Feb 2015 | 3:13 PM ET
    People walk past an office building of health insurer Anthem in Los Angeles, California.

    "Don't click," Anthem is warning consumers. Phishing emails are targeting victims of the insurance company's breach.