NBN Co, the company building Australia's National Broadband Network, has found itself having to refute reports in the finance press that its networks had been “penetrated” by “cyber gangs”.
While attacks and scans are the lot of any and every network administrator, the company says the reported Trojan infections never got past a couple of user desktops.
Yet another hospital has lost patient information, violating HIPAA and HITECH regulations, and setting themselves up for a world of hurt.
This time, it's the Regional Medical Center in Memphis who somehow managed to send out unencrypted email messages containing names, phone numbers, social security numbers, dates of birth, and even outpatient status information for almost 1,200 patients. According to Government Health IT, the breaches occurred in late 2012, but "the incident wasn't discovered" until March.
The Department of Justice secretly obtained phone records for reporters and editors who work for the Associated Press news agency, including records for the home phones and cell phones of individual journalists, according to the AP, in what the agency characterized as “serious interference with AP’s constitutional rights to gather and report the news.”
University of Washington engineers and NanoFacture, a Bellevue, Wash., company, have created a device that can extract human DNA from fluid samples in a simpler, more efficient and environmentally friendly way than conventional methods.
The device will give hospitals and research labs a much easier way to separate DNA from human fluid samples, which will help with genome sequencing, disease diagnosis and forensic investigations.
More figures are proving to a shell shocked Apple loving press that the overly hyped iPhone is slowly dying and is set to fall behind Microsoft.
According to Canalys, the excessive growth which has characterised Apple sales in the smartphone sector has slowed and the outfit only had 19 percent of the market.