The explosion in POS malware attacks against U.S. merchants highlights the need for retailers to take bolder security steps. Troy Leach of the PCI Council and Karl Sigler of Trustwave outline key steps.
News reports of a suspected attack against JPMorgan Chase, and perhaps other banks, serve as an important reminder for financial institutions to ramp-up their security efforts, especially to guard against phishing attacks.
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?
A Twitter chat featuring Gartner's Avivah Litan offered a lively discussion of numerous fraud-related issues, including card breaches, weak authentication and the need for mobile scrutiny. We'll host more chats soon.
Initial reports suggested that Russian hackers could behind an attack against JPMorgan Chase, and perhaps other U.S. banks. While it's still far from clear who the culprits are, experts discuss the potential hacking motivations of a nation-state.
Dairy Queen says it was recently notified by federal authorities that a limited number of its stores may have been hit by the 'Backoff' malware. More than 1,000 U.S. businesses have had their systems infected by Backoff, according to a government alert.
Early reports suggested Russian hackers are behind complex attacks and network intrusions at multiple U.S. financial services firms, including JPMorgan Chase. But security experts warn against jumping to conclusions, based on scant evidence.
Russian hackers stole data from JPMorgan Chase and at least one other bank in a mid-August attack against the U.S. financial system, according to a Bloomberg news report. The attack allegedly resulted in the loss of "gigabytes" of sensitive data.
Canada is considering adopting tougher data security and cybercrime legislation that could serve as a model for other nations, says Claudiu Popa, an information security expert who'll be a panelist at the Fraud Summit Toronto.
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency has released revised guidance about what banking institutions should do to address risks associated with merchant processing. It's the latest call to action from regulators in the wake of card breaches.
Personal data of 25,000 government employees, including undercover investigators, was likely compromised in the cyber-attack against U.S. Investigations Services, which conducts background checks for DHS other agencies, according to a news report.
News that Community Health Systems suffered a massive data breach illustrated yet again the U.S. healthcare sector's vulnerability. This infographic takes a look at the top five health data breaches in recent years.
What lessons can be learned from recent high-profile breaches? IT security experts John Pescatore of the SANS Institute and Ron Ross of NIST explain how organizations can work to mitigate the new-style data breach threat. Listen to the conversation.