Cybersecurity Coordinator Michael Daniel says much of the Obama administration's efforts will involve getting whatever IT security policy passed on whatever vehicle is available as long as the measure is acceptable to the White House.
The ice cream and fast food chain Dairy Queen has confirmed that Backoff point-of-sale malware was used in a payment card breach that affected 395 of its 4,500 franchised U.S. locations. Find out how many cards were affected.
Leading this week's industry news roundup, Sophos acquires Mojave Networks to help strengthen its cloud-managed and appliance-based security solutions, while Corero introduces a DDoS analytics application.
Malware-wielding attackers have compromised 800,000 online banking credentials, mainly for customers of the five largest U.S. financial services firms, a new study warns. But they may also be preparing for APT attacks against financial institutions.
Citigroup, E*Trade, Regions Financial, Fidelity Investments, HSBC, Bank of the West and ADP are now believed to have been probed by the same hackers that targeted Chase, according to news reports. But so far, none of those firms believes data was compromised.
As the IT security workforce reaches a record high in the United States, what does that workforce look like? It remains overwhelmingly white and male. Here's an explanation of the latest employment statistics.
Criminals have infected at least 50 ATMs in Eastern Europe, including Russia, with malware, dispensing millions of dollars in cash directly to money mules. Interpol warns such attacks could spread worldwide.
Nearly two weeks since news of Shellshock broke, attacks that are taking advantage of the Bash vulnerabilities are grabbing headlines. But Michael Smith of Akamai warns that the battle against hackers capitalizing on Shellshock could go on for years.
Yahoo confirms Shellshock-targeting attackers hacked into three of its servers, but claims they didn't exploit Bash flaws. Meanwhile, Lycos denies it's been breached and WinZip isn't responding directly to a report that it was hacked.
Heartbleed, Shellshock, targeted attacks - the security threats to banking institutions are legion. And there are new banks can get better at detecting these evolving threats, says Solutionary's Jeremy Nichols.
An important lesson to learn from the massive JPMorgan Chase breach is that banks can't just focus on protecting card data and online banking accounts; they also must protect their customers' personally identifiable information.