The inquiries focus on U.S. Investigation Services, a contractor that conducted security-clearance background checks, and whose computers were breached in August, exposing data on 25,000 federal employees.
JPMorgan Chase has confirmed that 76 million households and 7 million small businesses were impacted by a breach that reportedly began in June and was not detected until late July. One fraud expert calls the breach "a national crisis."
The Justice Department announces that four alleged members of an international hacking ring have been charged with stealing intellectual property valued at $100 million, including a U.S. Army Apache helicopter simulator and Microsoft Xbox prototypes.
Customers of ACME Markets, Albertsons, Jewel-Osco, Shaw's and more are at risk from a second breach involving POS malware that targeted payment card data, supermarket chains Supervalu and AB Acquisition warn.
The point-of-sale vendor behind the Jimmy John's breach has stepped forward, saying that, along with the 216 impacted Jimmy John's eateries, an additional 108 different restaurants have been compromised.
The social media savvy Islamic State frightens most of the world with its gruesome Internet postings of executions and online recruitment of new Jihadists. But is the terrorist group likely to launch cyber-attacks?
Financial institutions are starting to report fraud tied to the massive Home Depot payment card data breach. One card issuer calls the fraud ramp up "much greater than what we saw from Target, Michaels and Neiman Marcus."