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Report: 29 million healthcare records compromised in past four years

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Hacking & Security | Posted: 1 hour, 42 mins ago

There were at least 29 million US healthcare records stolen between 2010 and 2013 in data breaches, according to the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). More than 58 percent of data breaches occurred by theft, with two-thirds of the incidents caused by electronic data that was stored on laptops, USB drives, and other portable media.

 

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Stanford University and Kaiser Permanente researchers studied data breaches that involved at least 500 victims or more, so the 29 million figure could actually be even higher. It's also worth noting that some healthcare patients could have been victimized more than once, as some data may have been duplicated.

 

Cybersecurity professionals believe 2015 could be the year of healthcare record chaos, as Anthem suffered a breach - and more could be on the way.

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NBA 2K15 predicts the Golden State Warriors will win NBA championship

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 hour, 54 mins ago

The NBA playoffs start later today, and 2K Games' NBA 2K15 simulation has predicted that the Golden State Warriors will win the title this year.

 

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The simulator predicts the Warriors will beat the New Orleans Pelicans, Portland Trail Blazers, San Antonio Spurs, and Cleveland Cavaliers en route to a 2015 NBA Championship. The Warriors are predicted to beat the Cavaliers 4-2 in a best-of-seven series, as Steph Curry will be NBA Finals MVP.

 

Professional sports playoffs matchups are popular for game simulators, with EA's Madden NFL rocking a 9-3 Super Bowl prediction record. It was accurate during the 2015 Super Bowl, picking the New England Patriots to win. Sports fans throughout the San Francisco Bay Area hope 2K's NBA simulator will prove successful in predicting the NBA championship.

Small businesses plagued by successful ransomware cyberattacks

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Hacking & Security | Posted: 2 hours, 10 mins ago

Small businesses are a lucrative target for cybercriminals trying to launch ransomware malware attacks, and the problem is only getting worse. Careless employees are tricked, typically using phishing emails, and the custom malware encrypts various files - demanding a ransom payment or the files will be permanently encrypted.

 

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"They set the ransom so low that, as violated as I feel and as much as I wanted to fight, at the end of the day I realized I can pay and get back to work," said Mark Stefanick, president of Advantage Benefits Solutions, in a statement published by the Wall Street Journal. Stefanick chose to pay the $400 ransom so files were quickly decrypted and his company could get back to normal operation.

 

Around 30 percent of ransomware victims choose to pay the ransom to end the cyberattack, according to Trend Micro chief cybersecurity officer Tom Kellerman. There were at least 250,000 new ransomware samples studied by Intel Security during Q4 2014, a whopping 155 percent increase quarter-over-quarter.

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Microsoft Bing search engine now has more than 20% market share in US

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Internet & Websites | Posted: 2 hours, 20 mins ago

For the first time since launching in 2009, the Microsoft Bing search engine now has over 20 percent market share of the US desktop search market, according to comScore.

 

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Google still leads the way with 64.4 percent of the increasingly competitive market, while Bing has 20.1 percent - Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, and other companies are trying to adapt to a growing mobile market.

 

Bing has been a major effort for Microsoft, which has continually dumped money and development time into Bing. The search engine is now integrated into Xbox, Office, Windows and the Windows Phone, as Microsoft wants to try to lure users away from Google.

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Star Wars: Battlefront confirmed to run at 60FPS on both Xbox One, PS4

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 10 hours, 12 mins ago

Star Wars: Battlefront is shaping up to be one of the best-looking games of the year, with the unveiling of the gameplay trailer yesterday, the Star Wars community has been super excited.

 

 

We've now found out that Battlefront will be running at 60FPS on both the Xbox One and PS4 thanks to DICE Producer Craig McLeod. He said: "We're making sure, first and foremost, to ensure it runs at 60 frames per second on everything because that's what delivers the best gameplay experience". McLeod continued: "When you couple the talent that we have in the office with the technology and new generation of consoles has allowed us to achieve, that's how you can get these environments that you're seeing which simply wasn't possible before".

 

The gameplay trailer that the studio released was running at 1080p with 8x MSAA enabled and a very high level of adaptive tessellation has lead to gamers looking at one of the best graphics in a game yet. With a 60FPS target, we should expect no level of MSAA to be used, or at the maximum possibly 2x MSAA on the consoles, and whatever your VGA card is capable of on the PC.

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Qualcomm has made $9.2 billion in royalties from Samsung over 4 years

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: 11 hours, 39 mins ago

Samsung released their Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge handsets a little over a week ago now, with Qualcomm feeling the loss of getting its Snapdragon processors into the new handsets.

 

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With the previous Galaxy S smartphones, Samsung has usually had its Exynos processor in certain models, while Qualcomm's Snapdragon processor makes it into another. Not this time around, and rightly so since Qualcomm reportedly asks for 2.5 to 5% of the selling price of every handset that is powered by its Snapdragon processor. This is a big chunk of sales, especially when handsets are spilling over the $1000 mark.

 

Samsung has thus saved itself many millions of dollars by opting for its own Exynos processor in the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge, and after giving Qualcomm $9.2 billion in royalties over four years, this has come to an end. Qualcomm continues to expand its pile of cash, which is hovering at around the $30 billion mark right now. Most of this $30 billion has been made from the patent and licensing royalties, and not just from its processors - a smart move by Qualcomm.

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'Star Wars: Battlefront' in-game trailer released

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Gaming | Posted: 18 hours, 15 mins ago

Fresh from the 2015 'Star Wars' Celebration in Anaheim which saw the release of the second teaser from 'The Force Awakens', and the first tantalising render of a Stormtrooper, Electronic Arts have now released the first trailer for the much anticipated game, which promises to originate from "game engine footage".

 

 

DICE also made the interesting admission that the game omits a story narrative, but hinges on separate missions, including locales from the original 'Star Wars' trilogy. EA will make available a free downloadable content pack called the 'Battle of Jakku'; the new desert planet glimpsed in both 'Force Awakens' trailers (previously assumed to be Tatooine) and which will serve as a prequel to the film.

 

The latest 'Battlefront' is the third in the franchise, and the first in a decade. The title will also mark the first 'Star Wars' game to be released for current-gen consoles. 'Battlefront' is scheduled for release on November 17, 2015 for Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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First 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice' trailer is here!

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: 20 hours, 9 mins ago

Early this week we got our first tease of Zack Snyder's 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice', but now the studio has released the first look at the 2016 blockbuster in sweet, sweet high definition. So without any further ado...

 

 

Pitched not as a sequel to the 2013 Superman reboot 'Man of Steel', 'Batman v Superman' is more of a trojan horse for DC Comics and Warner Bros to introduce the Justice League, in order to better compete with the likes of 'The Avengers' and the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

 

'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice' will be released in conventional cinemas, and IMAX screens on March 25th 2016 worldwide.

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Hacker group from China has launched coordinated attacks for a decade

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Hacking & Security | Posted: 1 day ago

A hacker group with support from the Chinese government has operated for more than 10 years without being detected, able to compromise information from companies and reporters, according to FireEye. Many of the attacks started with social engineering, with victims unknowingly installing the Mysterious Eagle malware onto PCs - so the hacker group could remotely monitor and control the compromised systems.

 

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The APT30 group has been in operation from 2004 and was able to collect information "about journalists, dissidents and political developments in relation to China targeting government and military organizations, and targeting economic sectors of interest to China's economy."

 

The Chinese government has long been accused of funding cybercriminal groups aimed at compromising western targets - much of the attention is focused on the US government and companies with US customers.

Last Chance to Grab The Bluetooth Feather Earbuds For $24.99

By: TweakTown Deals | More News: TweakTown | Posted: 1 day, 3 hours ago

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Tangled headphone rage is real. But now you can quit your support group-we're offering tangle-free Bluetooth Feather earbuds for 58% off.

 

Compatible with any Bluetooth device, the Feather earbuds offer three gelled sizes and optional ear hooks ensure they stay put, while the noise-canceling outer shell makes it easy to block out that co-worker who's always mumbling to himself. Plus, with the built-in mic and call-answering functionality, you can quickly switch from your workout mix to the phone calls which can't wait.

 

This deal's almost gone-head over to TweakTown Deals now to get the Bluetooth Feather Earbuds for 58% off.

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