Early reports suggested Russian hackers are behind complex attacks and network intrusions at multiple U.S. financial services firms, including JPMorgan Chase. But security experts warn against jumping to conclusions, based on scant evidence.
The PCI Security Standards Council has issued an alert offering insights for mitigating the threat of "Backoff" POS malware, which has hit 1,000 U.S. businesses. Plus, the council is providing updated guidance for maintaining PCI-DSS compliance.
Russian hackers stole data from JPMorgan Chase and at least one other bank in a mid-August attack against the U.S. financial system, according to a Bloomberg news report. The attack allegedly resulted in the loss of "gigabytes" of sensitive data.
News that Community Health Systems suffered a massive data breach illustrated yet again the U.S. healthcare sector's vulnerability. This infographic takes a look at the top five health data breaches in recent years.
Security intelligence firm LogRhythm has launched what it calls a "threat intelligence ecosystem" in collaboration with five other security vendors, giving customers the ability to customize the information they want in their intelligence feeds.
More than 1,000 U.S. businesses have likely been infected by Backoff, a new point-of-sale malware linked to numerous remote-access attacks, according to an Aug. 22 advisory from the Department of Homeland Security.
Financial institutions feel the pain of recent retail breaches, and they seek new ways to secure payments and fight fraud. But how can security leaders influence changes within their own organizations?
As more organizations accommodate employees' demands to use mobile devices, ensuring the security of the applications on those smart phones and tablets has become critical. That's why NIST is developing new apps testing guidance.
Leading this week's industry news roundup, FreedomPay unveils a point-to-point-encryption payment technology solution as part of its cloud-based platform, and Rain Networks and Data Motion launch a partnership.
As UPS Stores reveals that 51 of its locations were infected with POS malware, a restaurant in New Orleans confirms its POS system was breached using Backoff - malware about which federal authorities recently issued a warning. Experts offer analysis.
Following Target's data breach in December 2013, the fallout for the company continues to grow. This latest infographic from DataBreachToday shows the impact of the incident in terms of breach expenses and other factors.
Nonstop data breach notifications take a psychological toll, driving executives and consumers alike to alter their behavior for the worse. Here are three ways for businesses to battle data breach fatigue.
Customers increasingly use digital channels to interact with organizations. But these interactions raise new security concerns that must be addressed by IAM solutions, says David Gormley of CA Technologies.
Leading this week's industry news, IBM acquires Lighthouse Security Group, LLC to integrate Lighthouse Gateway, an identity management solution. Oracle introduces a solution to help securely manage encryption keys.