Web application attacks increased more than malware-fueled point-of-sale intrusions last year, Verizon's latest breach report shows. Analyst Dave Ostertag reviews the complete results and offers breach prevention insights.
Hacker Hector Monsegur, also known as "Sabu," has been sentenced to time served because he aided the government in preventing or mitigating more than 300 cyber-attacks, including those against the U.S. Congress, Visa and MasterCard.
Sen. Mary Landrieu, facing a tough re-election campaign, is turning her position on a bill to strengthen DHS's cybersecurity workforce into campaign fodder to highlight her anti-Washington credentials with voters.
Several state attorneys general are investigating the data breach at eBay, which potentially exposed the encrypted passwords of 145 million customers. Plus, the New York AG is asking the company to provide free credit monitoring to those affected.
Financial Institutions already apply out-of-band security in many instances. The challenge is: How do we help protect payment cards when they are used at any number of online and brick-and-mortar retailers?
Target reports its profits have dropped for the second consecutive quarter in the wake of its massive data breach. It outlines data breach costs so far and reveals a massive severance package for its former CEO.
eBay is urging its 145 million customers to change their passwords following a cyber-attack on a company database that compromised encrypted passwords and other personal information. Learn how and when the attack originated.
There are a number of reasons why the U.S. government indicted five Chinese army officers for hacking American corporate computers to steal intellectual property. Bringing the assailants to justice isn't one of them.
Security executives who attended ISMG's Fraud Summit Chicago said they see a growing need for sharing more cyber-intelligence with community banks and credit unions. But how else could smaller institutions improve their fraud-fighting efforts?
Class action lawsuits that banking institutions filed against Target Corp. in the wake of the retailer's massive breach are being consolidated. The suits seek recovery of expenses, such as the cost of re-issuing affected payment cards.
Organizations looking to build a better breach response strategy need to emphasize the basics, including ensuring they have a well-qualified response team in place, security experts, including attorney Ron Raether, advise.