Anthem Breach, AI Malware

Anthem reports 18,500 members involved in new data breach

“Health insurance firm breached again”

Over 18,000 Anthem health insurance customers have had their records emailed to the private email address of a staffer at a third-party vendor. Insurance coordination firm LaunchPoint Ventures realized that one of its own employees was involved in the identity theft in April, which Anthem has claimed in their latest release on the incident. In May, LaunchPoint had also intentionally misued another companys data before sending the Anthem records to himself.

Why IoT Security Is So Critical

“IoT connected devices vulnerability can compromise other accounts”

Twenty years ago using a phone to extract email and other sensitive account data and passwords was unthinkable. Today, it’s a reality. Malicious actors can easily hack even common household appliances and extract valuable information.

AI quickly cooks malware that AV software can’t spot

“Machine learning can create programs common antivirus won’t defeat”

A recent keynote demonstration at the DEF CON hacking convention by Hyrum Anderson, technical director of data science at security firm Endgame, showcased research that the company has completed in constructing Elon Musk’s OpenAI framework to the task of creating malware many security engines won’t pickup.

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