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  • Fighting U.S. Card Data Fraud Overseas

    Feds Advocate Law Changes to Ease Prosecution of Fraudsters Mathew J. Schwartz - March 26, 2015
    Fighting U.S. Card Data Fraud Overseas

    To help take down global "carding" rings, the U.S. Justice Department wants to expand current law so it can prosecute those who commit fraud anywhere in the world that involves U.S. payment card data.

  • Indian Banks Wary of Payment Card Risks

    Government Initiative Stirs New Security Concerns Geetha Nandikotkur - March 26, 2015
    Indian Banks Wary of Payment Card Risks

    While the Indian finance ministry has announced incentives for banks to curb cash transactions and encourage the use of payment cards, security experts caution CISOs about authentication and fraud risk.

  • National Breach Notification Bill Advances

    Amendments to Keep Some State Safeguards Rejected Eric Chabrow - March 25, 2015
    National Breach Notification Bill Advances

    Efforts by some Democratic members of a House subcommittee to amend a national data breach notification bill so that states could retain tougher data security requirements have failed. The measure now advances to a full committee.

  • 3 States to Probe Premera Breach

    Looking for Answers About Cause, Response Marianne Kolbasuk McGee - March 25, 2015
    3 States to Probe Premera Breach

    Three state insurance commissioners are launching a joint investigation into the cyber-attack against Premera Blue Cross, which exposed personal data of 11 million individuals nationwide. Find out what will be examined.

  • House Panel Offers Cyberthreat Info-Sharing Bill

    Latest Measure Addresses Liability, Privacy Concerns Eric Chabrow - March 25, 2015
    House Panel Offers Cyberthreat Info-Sharing Bill

    Add the Protecting Cyber Networks Act to the growing list of cyberthreat information sharing legislation pending before Congress. Lawmakers are now considering four measures, all designed to help thwart data breaches.

  • Why POS Malware Still Works

    Security Experts: It's Too Easy To Infect Retail Systems Mathew J. Schwartz - March 24, 2015
    Why POS Malware Still Works

    New, advanced point-of-sale malware dubbed "Poseidon" can exfiltrate card data directly from every infected device. And security experts warn that too many retailers fail to test POS devices and segment networks to mitigate all malware threats.

  • Romanian Charged in Multiple U.S. Hacks

    Medical Offices, Retailers, Security Firms Among Alleged Targets Marianne Kolbasuk McGee - March 24, 2015
    Romanian Charged in Multiple U.S. Hacks

    A former systems administrator at a Romanian financial services institution has been extradited to the U.S. and charged with orchestrating an international hacking scheme that included attacks on medical offices, retailers and security firms.

  • GAO Faults IRS Security Processes

    Alleges Agency Fails to Appropriately Secure Key Applications Eric Chabrow - March 24, 2015
    GAO Faults IRS Security Processes

    A Government Accountability Office audit shows that Internal Revenue Service financial and taxpayer data remain unnecessarily vulnerable to inappropriate and undetected use, modification and disclosure.

  • McCaul Circulates Cyberthreat Info-Sharing Bill

    Draft Legislation Would Offer Broad Liability Protections Eric Chabrow - March 23, 2015
    McCaul Circulates Cyberthreat Info-Sharing Bill

    A draft of cyberthreat data sharing legislation from Rep. Mike McCaul is "marginally better" in regards to privacy protections than a measure that passed the Senate Intelligence Committee earlier this month, a privacy advocacy group says.

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