Big-box retailer Target has confirmed that a breach that likely exposed some 40 million U.S. debit and credit accounts was caused by a malware attack that infected its point-of-sale system. Find out all the latest details.
On Christmas Eve, Target issued a warning about phishing scams linked to its breach recovery efforts. In response, the retailer says it is launching a dedicated resource page on its website for official communications.
Was it a point-of-sale attack? A network breach? Or was it an inside job? Fraud experts disagree over the cause of the Target data breach, but they are united in how banking institutions should respond.
The theft of 2 million credentials reminds security professionals that their organizations are at risk because many employees use the same passwords and devices for personal and business purposes, data security lawyer Ronald Raether says.
You can be outraged that the NSA collects Internet communications records of U.S. citizens. But don't be surprised, says sociologist William Staples. This is just one example of our "culture of surveillance."
NIST will soon start writing the "final" version of its cybersecurity framework, a guide to information security best practices for operators of the nation's critical infrastructure. But should it be beta tested?
Figuring out how Edward Snowden breached NSA computers is sort of like solving a puzzle. Take public information and match it with an understanding of how organizations get hacked, and the pieces seem to fall into place.
Attorneys discuss the significance of the 10-year prison sentence for hacker Jeremy Hammond, who pleaded guilty in connection with a 2011 breach of Stratfor, a global intelligence firm that provides services to the U.S. government.
U.S. Attorney Steve Wiggington says identity theft, especially linked to card skimming, is still the No. 1 fraud threat facing financial services institutions as well as consumers. He stresses information sharing is critical for fighting fraud.
Organizations must guard against making three common mistakes when conducting an investigation of a data breach or fraud incident, says attorney Kim Peretti, a former Department of Justice cybercrime prosecutor.
In this week's breach roundup, read about TD Bank notifying 17,000 customers about the disclosure of their bank account statements and the theft of a hard drive that impacted 7,000 patients at University Hospitals of Cleveland.