In hopes of getting stalled national data breach notification legislation moving in Congress, two senators have asked Home Depot and Apple Inc. to brief lawmakers on the circumstances behind their recent breaches.
At a hearing held the day before the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, representatives of the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security joined two senators in stressing the need to ramp up efforts to repel emerging cyberthreats.
Congress isn't ignoring cybersecurity as lawmakers return to Washington this week. But it's unlikely the House or Senate will vote on any significant cybersecurity legislation before they adjourn later this month in advance of the election.
Apple's advice to always use strong passwords and two-factor authentication ignores that image hackers are bypassing those controls - and celebrities aren't the only victims. Here's what needs to change.
Home Depot has already been hit with a class action lawsuit stemming from a suspected data breach. While one legal expert portrays the lawsuit as premature, another says the filing was made because it's highly likely the breach will be confirmed.
A Twitter chat featuring Gartner's Avivah Litan offered a lively discussion of numerous fraud-related issues, including card breaches, weak authentication and the need for mobile scrutiny. We'll host more chats soon.
Initial reports suggested that Russian hackers could behind an attack against JPMorgan Chase, and perhaps other U.S. banks. While it's still far from clear who the culprits are, experts discuss the potential hacking motivations of a nation-state.