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  • Beacon Health Is Latest Hacker Victim

    Phishing Leads to Email Compromise, Exposing PHI Marianne Kolbasuk McGee - May 28, 2015
    Beacon Health Is Latest Hacker Victim

    Another large hacker attack has been revealed in the healthcare sector. But unlike three recent big cyber-attacks, which targeted health insurers, this latest breach hit a healthcare provider organization. Experts weigh in on mitigation steps.

  • PCI: 5 New Security Requirements

    New Task Force Created to Assist Smaller Merchants Tracy Kitten - May 27, 2015
    PCI: 5 New Security Requirements

    Five best practices noted in version 3.0 of the PCI Data Security Standard will become requirements after June 30, with remote access and third-party risks the key focus - particularly for smaller merchants.

  • IRS: 100,000 Taxpayer Accounts Breached

    Stolen PII Helped Hackers Evade Authentication Defenses Eric Chabrow - May 26, 2015
    IRS: 100,000 Taxpayer Accounts Breached

    Using personal information gained from third-party sources to circumvent authentication protections, hackers breached 100,000 accounts of taxpayers who had used the IRS's "Get Transcript" application, which has been temporarily shuttered.

  • Senate Delays NSA Bulk Collection Decision

    Will Reconvene May 31 to Decide Whether to Scrap Program Howard Anderson - May 23, 2015
    Senate Delays NSA Bulk Collection Decision

    The U.S. Senate has delayed until May 31 a decision on whether to follow the House and approve a proposal to scrap the National Security Agency's bulk collection of Americans' telephone metadata.

  • Will MasterCard, Target Renegotiate?

    Banks Reject Breach Settlement, Push Forward with Lawsuit Tracy Kitten - May 22, 2015
    Will MasterCard, Target Renegotiate?

    MasterCard's breach settlement with Target has been derailed after not enough card issuers agreed to the terms. Now MasterCard is expected to attempt to renegotiate, while banks continue with a class-action lawsuit against the retailer.

  • Dating Website Breach Spills Secrets

    Darknet Dump Offers 3.9 Million Users' Personal Details Mathew J. Schwartz - May 22, 2015
    Dating Website Breach Spills Secrets

    One of the world's largest dating websites - self-described "thriving sex community" AdultFriendFinder.com - is investigating reports of a data leak containing details of 3.9 million users' personal details and sexual preferences.

  • In Britain, Malware No. 1 Cyberthreat

    Zeus Banking Trojan Threats Still Dominate, CERT-UK Warns Mathew J. Schwartz - May 22, 2015
    In Britain, Malware No. 1 Cyberthreat

    Britain's computer emergency response team - CERT-UK - reports that malware remains the dominant mode of online attack for cybercriminals, and Zeus their most preferred tool of choice. But the team is promoting a free information-alert service to help.

  • Limiting 'Intrusion Software' Exports

    Plan Aims to Foil Adversaries from Buying Zero-Day Exploits Eric Chabrow - May 21, 2015
    Limiting 'Intrusion Software' Exports

    A U.S. Department of Commerce proposal to restrict the export of so-called "intrusion software" to prevent foreign adversaries from acquiring zero-day exploits has raised concern in the developer community.

  • Logjam Vulnerability: 5 Key Issues

    Don't Rush to Fix 20-Year-Old Flaw, Experts Say Mathew J. Schwartz - May 21, 2015
    Logjam Vulnerability: 5 Key Issues

    While the "Logjam" vulnerability raises serious concerns, there's no need to rush related patches into place, according to several information security experts. Learn the key issues, and how organizations must respond

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