The newly revealed card breach at Denver-based managed service provider Service Systems Associates reinforces concerns noted this week by the FS-ISAC in an alert about the risks smaller merchants face when outsourcing payments services.
FBI Director James Comey says the White House plans to confirm that the U.S. Office of Personnel Management data breach exposed "millions and millions" of background-check records. Meanwhile, a second union has now sued OPM over the breach.
Although they apparently weren't caused by cyber-attacks, the impacts of computer failures at the New York Stock Exchange, United Airlines and the Wall Street Journal have much in common with the aftermath of breaches.
Is it wrong that accused Lizard Squad hacker Julius Kivimaki, a teenager who was convicted of 50,700 "instances of aggravated computer break-ins" attacks, gets to walk away without having to serve any jail time?
FBI Director James Comey says he has faith in American technological ingenuity to overcome obstacles and give law enforcement the ability to access and decrypt data on the devices of criminals and terrorists.
Warning: All versions of Flash Player are vulnerable to a zero-day, weaponized exploit that became public when Italian spyware vendor Hacking Team was hacked, and 400 GB of corporate data leaked. Adobe has released an update to patch the flaw.
PCI-DSS will remain a viable standard even after EMV, as well as encryption and tokenization, become more common, argues Jeremy King of the PCI Council. He acknowledges, however, that the standard will have to evolve in light of changes in the payment system.
A new alert from the FS-ISAC warns merchants and banks that remote-access attacks against POS systems continue to rise and offers risk mitigation recommendations. The center's Charles Bretz provides an analysis.
A dozen well-known cryptographers and information security specialists have published a paper explaining why they believe it's unfeasible to create a so-called "backdoor" to allow law enforcement to decrypt encoded information.
Italian surveillance software maker Hacking Team has confirmed that it was hacked and recommends police, law enforcement and government agencies suspend their use of its software, pending a full breach investigation.
OpenDNS's Andrew Hay sees danger confronting many enterprises in the era of the "Internet of Things" as Internet-ready consumer devices, not architected for security, find their way onto corporate networks, often unbeknown to administrators.