Verisign, operator of two of the 13 root name servers that route traffic on the Internet, has revealed that outsiders attacked its computer network several times in 2010, but top management did not learn of the incidents until September 2011.
The hacking group Anonymous Brazil has targeted the websites of several of Brazil's top financial institutions, including Banco Bradesco and Banco do Brasil, with distributed denial-of-service attacks, leaving the sites in the dark, the Associated Press reports.
Organizations that have experienced a breach report that three lessons they learned were to limit the amount of personal information collected, limit sharing data with third parties and limit the amount of data stored, a new survey shows.
Chinese police have detained four people and punished eight after the personal information of 6 million users was leaked following a data breach of the China Software Developer Network, the country's largest programmers' website.
Notifying patients about a healthcare information breach requires a "difficult balancing act" by entities to ensure that risks are not exaggerated, says attorney Robert Belfort, an expert in HIPAA compliance, fraud and abuse.
A breach is a disaster, says business continuity specialist Ken Schroeder. So organizing an effective breach-response team does not require a reinvention of the wheel. What it does require is a holistic approach.