U.S. banks and credit unions suing Target for reimbursement of costs associated with its massive 2013 data breach want a court to force the retailer to disclose more details about its breach and security practices.
Could a change to federal law help prevent breaches such as those at the Office of Personnel Management that exposed the private information of more than 22 million individuals? Sen. Ron Johnson thinks so.
A breach of patient data on a Web portal was discovered during a lengthy criminal investigation into a multi-million-dollar fraud scheme targeting Healthfirst, a New York-based managed care organization.
Planned Parenthood has reportedly notified the FBI and Department of Justice of an apparent hack attack against the organization. An anti-abortion group that calls itself 3301 is taking credit for the hack.
Visa's Eduardo Perez says one of the key merchant vulnerabilities his company is most concerned about is weak remote-access controls for point-of-sale systems and devices. He offers risk mitigation advice in this exclusive interview.
One of the most important lessons emerging from the recent string of major cyberattacks in the healthcare sector is the need for executives to treat information security as an essential component of business operations, says attorney Ron Raether.
Retailer Neiman Marcus suffered a setback in its attempt to win dismissal of a class-action lawsuit related to its 2013 breach. A federal court ruled that the suit can continue. But will the decision create a significant legal precedent?
Cybercrime is growing as an industry, developing capabilities to target large entities. Ernst & Young's Ken Allan recommends a three-stage strategy to combat threats and urges CISOs to set new priorities.
The Ashley Madison dating website hack and threatened data release is a perfect illustration of the perils - and promise - of our Internet-connected, hacktivist age, whether it comes to online dating or the Internet of Things.
A lawsuit seeking class-action status was filed against UCLA Health on the first business day after the healthcare organization revealed it was the victim of a cyberattack that potentially compromised information on 4.5 million individuals.
The FTC says LifeLock has violated a 2010 settlement by continuing to make deceptive claims about its identity theft protection services. After the FTC made the announcement on July 21, Lifelock's stock value plummeted.
The string of hacker attacks in the healthcare sector, including the UCLA Health breach, calls attention to the urgent need for organizations to step up their security programs, John Halamka, CIO at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and other security experts say.
The risks of e-commerce breaches are top-of-mind again with the news of a possible compromise of PNI Digital Media, which manages and hosts online photo services for numerous big-name retailers. How can the risks be mitigated?