BOSTON, June 30 (Reuters) – Microsoft Corp launched
what it hopes will be the most successful private effort to date
to crack down on cyber crime by moving to disrupt communications
channels between hackers and infected PCs.
The operation, which began on Monday under an order issued
by a federal court in Nevada, targeted traffic involving
malicious software known as Bladabindi and Jenxcus, which
Microsoft said work in similar ways and were written and
distributed by developers in Kuwait and Algeria.
BOSTON, June 20 (Reuters) – Medtronic Inc, the
world’s largest stand-alone medical device maker, was the victim
of a cyber attack and lost some patient records in separate
incidents last year, it said in a regulatory filing on Friday.
“Medtronic, along with two other large medical device
manufacturers, discovered an unauthorized intrusion to our
systems that was believed to originate from hackers in Asia,”
the company said in a 10-K filing with the U.S. Securities and
Boston, June 14 (Reuters) – Massachusetts Democrats
nominated state Attorney General Martha Coakley, state Treasurer
Steven Grossman and former U.S. health care official Donald
Berwick to run against each other in the state’s September
primary for the governor’s race.
The winner will run against a Republican in November to
succeed Democrat Deval Patrick, who is stepping down after two
terms running the liberal-leaning state.