4 Things To Know From Aug. 4, 2015From airlines taking a stand on big game hunting trophies to the latest on the GOP debate, here are the four stories to know for Tuesday, Aug. 3.
Minnesota IT Officials Stay Ever-Watchful Of Hacking ThreatWith an ever-growing trove of sensitive information to safeguard, state officials have taken last year's string of high-profile hacks into major companies to heart. Minnesota's network holds the same kinds of personal information unleashed by hackers at Target, Home Depot and other retailers — and then some.
Police: Baby Monitor Hacked In RochesterRochester police say a family had their monitor hacked and the IP address registered to a location overseas. The parents told investigators they didn't notice anything until the device started playing music.
Insurer That Runs Blue Cross Blue Shield HackedThe FBI is investigating the hacking of one of the nation's largest health insurers. Anthem runs Blue Cross Blue Shield plans in more than a dozen states. The company discovered last week that hackers accessed as many as 80 million customer records.
Good Question: How Often Do Hackers Get Caught?The White House said Thursday it believes "a sophisticated actor" with "malicious intent" was behind the Sony hack. But a White House spokesman said it won't blame North Korea. Over the past few years, there have been several high-profile cyber crimes against large companies, including Target and Home Depot, that have resulted in little, if no, consequences for the criminals.
After Threat, Top Theaters Choose Not To Show 'The Interview' The nation's largest theater chains have decided to pull Sony Pictures' "The Interview" following threats of violence from hackers calling themselves the Guardians of Peace.
'The Nerdery' Hosts Cyber-Security Conference In BloomingtonIt's estimated that more than a 1,000 U.S. businesses have been hit by a cyber attack -- and don't even know it. That's according to the U.S. Secret Service. Such attacks that have hit Target and Supervalu were the inspiration behind a security conference in Bloomington Saturday.
Supervalu: Hackers Accessed Network That Processes Card Payments Another Minnesota-based company is trying to figure out how it fell victim to hackers. Supervalu, which owns Cub Foods stores across Minnesota, said hackers accessed a part of its computer network that processes payment card transactions.
Good Question: Are There Better Ways To Keep Passwords Safe? Computer hackers may have pulled off the biggest data breach in history. Security experts say a Russian gang stole more than one billion usernames and passwords and 500,000 email addresses.
Newer Car Models May Have Become More HackableWith computers controlling more and more of the cars we drive, hackers are apparently on the prowl. A new report ranks the 2014 Jeep Cherokee the most hackable car on the road today.
Cyber Cops: Target Hackers May Take Years To FindSecret Service investigators say they are close to gaining a full understanding of the methods hackers used to breach Target's computer systems last December.
Target Says Hackers Stole Credentials From Vendor Target said Wednesday that investigators have found that hackers stole credentials from a vendor to access the retailer's systems and pilfer about 40 million debit and credit card numbers as well as personal information for another 70 million people.