Credit-reporting agency Equifax says its massive breach was even worse than it suspected, affecting 145.5 million U.S. consumers. But it revised the number of suspected Canadian victims from 100,000 down to 8,000, yet says it's discovered that some also had payment card data compromised.
Former Equifax CEO Richard Smith this week heads to Capitol Hill to testify about the massive breach suffered by the credit bureau. Lawmakers will likely focus on breach detection and response, information security practices and the suspicious timing of three executives' stock sales.
Leading the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report: an interview with NIST's Ron Ross about revised guidance on how to get C-suite executives to help shape information risk management. Also, DHS, FBI leaders outline goals for protecting the U.S. election system.
New York state's financial regulator has reportedly subpoenaed Equifax - in the wake of it suffering a breach affecting 143 million U.S. consumers - seeking extensive documentation, including when and how the credit-reporting agency discovered the breach and responded.
Too many organizations continue to address breach response from a reactive mode - having a crude disaster-recovery plan in place in case something "does" happen, rather than accepting that something "will" happen and proactively preparing for it. In this session, a panel of legal, technical and law-enforcement experts...
Organizations need to develop "a friendly business relationship" with law enforcement so they can share information about a data breach to help with the investigation, says Luis Cerritos of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
Richard Smith has exited the Equifax building. Following in the footsteps of the CIO and CSO, Richard Smith - Equifax's embattled CEO and board chairman - has "retired" following the company suffering a massive breach that has left millions of Americans at risk of identity theft.
The chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, Jay Clayton, promised the Senate banking committee Tuesday that his agency is pursuing numerous cybersecurity improvements in the wake of a May 2016 breach.
Experts speaking out on how boards of directors and CISOs must do a better job in strengthening board involvement on cybersecurity matters leads the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report. Also, "Catch Me if You Can" impostor Frank Abagnale on the Equifax hack.
"Big four" accounting firm Deloitte suffered a breach last year that may have exposed 5 million internal emails as well as usernames and passwords, client information and health details, the Guardian reports.
Analyzing the impact of a breach of computers at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission leads the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report. Also, exploring alternative plans to implement cybersecurity regulations on credit reporting bureaus in the wake of the Equifax breach.
Hackers behind the mega-breach at Equifax stole data in May, but they - or other attackers - penetrated the credit bureau's systems in March, exploiting a vulnerability for which Apache Struts had issued a patch, just four days prior.
A hacking incident at a Nebraska-based medical supply company ranks as the second largest business associate health data breach reported so far this year. A log review was the key to detecting the intrusion.