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  • PCI Issues Penetration Test Guidance

    Experts Debate Whether Advice Goes Far Enough Tracy Kitten - March 30, 2015
    PCI Issues Penetration Test Guidance

    Experts debate the value of new PCI guidance for how businesses should use penetration testing to identify network vulnerabilities that could be exploited for malicious activity. Does the new advice go far enough?

  • GitHub DDoS Attack Traces to China

    Disruption Appears to Target Anti-Censorship Tools Mathew J. Schwartz - March 30, 2015
    GitHub DDoS Attack Traces to China

    The popular code-sharing website GitHub struggles to mitigate a massive DDoS attack. Security experts say the attack appears to have originated from China and targets GitHub-hosted anti-censorship tools.

  • Tech Start-Up Slack Technologies Hacked

    Company Rolls Out Two-Factor Authentication Post-Attack Marianne Kolbasuk McGee - March 27, 2015
    Tech Start-Up Slack Technologies Hacked

    Slack Technologies, a tech start-up that offers a group chat tool, announces it's rolling out two-factor authentication after hackers breached a database of user profile information.

  • Cybersecurity Bills: Latest Developments

    Info-Sharing Bill Advances; Breach Notice Measure Unveiled Mathew J. Schwartz - March 27, 2015
    Cybersecurity Bills: Latest Developments

    The House Intelligence Committee has approved cyberthreat information sharing legislation that its leaders developed. Meanwhile, a national data breach notification bill has been introduced that's modeled on language proposed by the White House.

  • Fighting U.S. Card Data Fraud Overseas

    Feds Advocate Law Changes to Ease Prosecution of Fraudsters Mathew J. Schwartz - March 26, 2015
    Fighting U.S. Card Data Fraud Overseas

    To help take down global "carding" rings, the U.S. Justice Department wants to expand current law so it can prosecute those who commit fraud anywhere in the world that involves U.S. payment card data.

  • National Breach Notification Bill Advances

    Amendments to Keep Some State Safeguards Rejected Eric Chabrow - March 25, 2015
    National Breach Notification Bill Advances

    Efforts by some Democratic members of a House subcommittee to amend a national data breach notification bill so that states could retain tougher data security requirements have failed. The measure now advances to a full committee.

  • 3 States to Probe Premera Breach

    Looking for Answers About Cause, Response Marianne Kolbasuk McGee - March 25, 2015
    3 States to Probe Premera Breach

    Three state insurance commissioners are launching a joint investigation into the cyber-attack against Premera Blue Cross, which exposed personal data of 11 million individuals nationwide. Find out what will be examined.

  • House Panel Offers Cyberthreat Info-Sharing Bill

    Latest Measure Addresses Liability, Privacy Concerns Eric Chabrow - March 25, 2015
    House Panel Offers Cyberthreat Info-Sharing Bill

    Add the Protecting Cyber Networks Act to the growing list of cyberthreat information sharing legislation pending before Congress. Lawmakers are now considering four measures, all designed to help thwart data breaches.

  • Why POS Malware Still Works

    Security Experts: It's Too Easy To Infect Retail Systems Mathew J. Schwartz - March 24, 2015
    Why POS Malware Still Works

    New, advanced point-of-sale malware dubbed "Poseidon" can exfiltrate card data directly from every infected device. And security experts warn that too many retailers fail to test POS devices and segment networks to mitigate all malware threats.

  • Romanian Charged in Multiple U.S. Hacks

    Medical Offices, Retailers, Security Firms Among Alleged Targets Marianne Kolbasuk McGee - March 24, 2015
    Romanian Charged in Multiple U.S. Hacks

    A former systems administrator at a Romanian financial services institution has been extradited to the U.S. and charged with orchestrating an international hacking scheme that included attacks on medical offices, retailers and security firms.

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