As a result of the Home Depot breach, which compromised 56 million cards, credit unions have spent nearly $60 million dealing with card reissuance and fraud costs, according to the Credit Union National Association.
Hackers launched a successful phishing attack against Fidelity National Financial employees, then used the stolen information to attempt to reroute money transfers, the title insurance and mortgage services firm warns.
Automated attacks have potentially compromised the majority of websites that run the Drupal content management system, giving attackers platforms for launching malware, DDoS attacks and spam, according to the Drupal security team.
The developer of CurrentC, a mobile wallet application, has confirmed a breach at its e-mail provider, which has resulted in the compromise of e-mail addresses for those participating in a pilot program or who requested information about it.
As part of their breach response strategies, organizations need to establish clear guidelines in advance so they know when it's appropriate to offer victims free credit monitoring or ID theft protection services.
Information security experts say espionage-focused attackers, apparently operating from Russia, have been using phishing e-mails and malware in multi-stage attacks designed to evade detection and steal political and military secrets.
The annual Amsterdam gathering of information security aficionados detailed the very latest hacking threats, including cybersecurity attacks via drone, sniffing data from fitness devices, and exploiting ATMs using Raspberry Pi computers.
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Security vendor Proofpoint warns that a "malvertising" campaign has been launching ransomware attacks against users of numerous high-profile websites, including search site Yahoo, dating site Match.com, and an AOL real estate site.