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  • Sally Beauty Details POS Malware Attack

    Payment Card Data Stolen During Six-Week Intrusion Sally Beauty Details POS Malware Attack

    Sally Beauty Supply says that a four-week investigation shows that the retailer suffered a six-week point-of-sale malware attack at U.S. stores, compromising card data for an unknown number of customers. Read more...

  • Biz Email Fraud Could Hit $1 Billion

    Fighting New Wire Fraud Method Now a Top Priority for Banks Biz Email Fraud Could Hit $1 Billion

    Wire fraud perpetrated via business email compromises has quickly become a top concern for banking institutions. Now one bank fraud executive predicts this type of fraud could exceed $1 billion this year. Read more...

  • PCI: 5 New Security Requirements

    New Task Force Created to Assist Smaller Merchants PCI: 5 New Security Requirements

    Five best practices noted in version 3.0 of the PCI Data Security Standard will become requirements after June 30, with remote access and third-party risks the key focus - particularly for smaller merchants. Read more...

  • Will MasterCard, Target Renegotiate?

    Banks Reject Breach Settlement, Push Forward with Lawsuit Will MasterCard, Target Renegotiate?

    MasterCard's breach settlement with Target has been derailed after not enough card issuers agreed to the terms. Now MasterCard is expected to attempt to renegotiate, while banks continue with a class-action lawsuit against the retailer. Read more...

  • October Fraud Surprise for Retailers?

    Why Failure to Implement EMV Could Prove Very Costly October Fraud Surprise for Retailers?

    U.S. merchants that aren't able to accept EMV chip cards by October should be bracing for significant upticks in card fraud expenses. Unfortunately, many merchants are far from prepared. Read more...

  • Interview

    Warning: Security Alert Overload

    Expert Says Warnings and Alert Messages Are Failing Us By Mathew J. Schwartz
    Warning: Security Alert Overload

    Vendors' and software makers' over-reliance on security messages and warnings has left users habituated to them, thus rendering such alerts less effective or even worthless, warns cybersecurity expert Alan Woodward.

  • Article

    IRS: 100,000 Taxpayer Accounts Breached

    Stolen PII Helped Hackers Evade Authentication Defenses By Eric Chabrow
    IRS: 100,000 Taxpayer Accounts Breached

    Using personal information gained from third-party sources to circumvent authentication protections, hackers breached 100,000 accounts of taxpayers who had used the IRS's "Get Transcript" application, which has been temporarily shuttered.

  • Blog

    The Internet of Buggy Things

    It's Time to Patch or Pitch Vulnerable Devices By Mathew Schwartz
    The Internet of Buggy Things

    It's no surprise that virus-wielding hackers are exploiting Internet of Things devices. Blame too many device manufacturers rushing products to market, skimping on secure development practices and failing to audit the third-party code they use.

  • Article

    Senate Delays NSA Bulk Collection Vote

    Will Reconvene May 31 to Decide Whether to Scrap Program By Howard Anderson
    Senate Delays NSA Bulk Collection Vote

    The U.S. Senate has delayed until May 31 a decision on whether to follow the House and approve a proposal to scrap the National Security Agency's bulk collection of Americans' telephone metadata.

  • Article

    Impact of N.Y. Agency Head's Departure

    Sizing Up the Fate of Planned Cybersecurity Initiatives By Tracy Kitten
    Impact of N.Y. Agency Head's Departure

    Will the upcoming departure of Benjamin M. Lawsky, superintendent of the New York State Department of Financial Services, slow down recently announced plans for new cybersecurity initiatives?

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