In hopes of getting stalled national data breach notification legislation moving in Congress, two senators have asked Home Depot and Apple Inc. to brief lawmakers on the circumstances behind their recent breaches.
Now that Home Depot has confirmed its payments breach, industry experts weigh the possibility that the home-improvement giant's attack is linked to earlier breaches at Target, Sally Beauty and P.F. Chang's.
The EU is expected to approve in October an updated data protection law that spells out uniform breach notification requirements, security expert Jacky Wagner explains. The measure would apply to any business that targets Europeans.
Salesforce.com, a cloud-based customer relationship management provider, warns that malware known as Dyre is targeting certain customers. The company sees no evidence that any users have been impacted.
Goodwill Industries International says in an update about a breach affecting about 330 of its stores that approximately 868,000 payment cards were exposed. It also identifies the malware used to compromise a third-party vendor's systems.
Domain-hosting provider Namecheap says recent unauthorized log-ins to customer accounts likely stemmed from the CyberVor incident, where Russian hackers allegedly pilfered more than 1.2 billion credentials.
The price tag for resolving the data breach at Community Health Systems that affected 4.5 million patients could potentially exceed $100 million, by some estimates. But how much will cyber-insurance cover?
An investigation into a suspected breach at JPMorgan Chase suggests that attackers used highly customized malware, and exploited multiple zero-day vulnerabilities, to breach the bank's network, according to news reports. But were other banks hit?