Following a data breach, sensitive information, including credit card data, is often sold through the underground economy. Security experts discuss why it's so difficult to shut down online criminal forums.
The Massachusetts attorney general has launched an investigation into a data breach involving a subsidiary of Experian. Earlier, attorneys general in Illinois and Connecticut announced similar investigations.
Iowa State University is notifying about 50,000 individuals who enrolled in certain classes between 1995 and 2012 about a hacking incident that exposed their personal information. Learn what steps the university is taking to improve security.
Industry analysts are debating why it took retailer Michaels nearly three months to confirm a breach of its point-of-sale network, and they're asking if the breach is linked to others, including those at Target and Neiman Marcus.
A recently filed class action lawsuit against an Arizona community college district is the latest in a series of legal complaints over a data security incident that potentially affected millions of individuals.
A data breach at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, which already has resulted in a lawsuit, compromised information on as many as 27,000 employees and led to 788 workers falling victim to tax fraud.
Verizon's latest annual breach report shows that Web application attacks increased more than malware-fueled point-of-sale intrusions in 2013, says analyst Dave Ostertag, who provides an overview of the report's findings.
A recent inaugural healthcare cybersecurity drill offers a number of lessons, including that many organizations need to improve processing cyberthreat intelligence and sharing that information internally and externally.
Two weeks after the launch of Heartbleed.com, traffic to the site remains strong and tweets still flow at a brisk pace. Site creator Codenomicon is helping IT practitioners to mitigate the OpenSSL flaw - and attracting customers, too.
Within one day of the disclosure of the flaw known as Heartbleed, an attacker posing as an authorized user broke into a corporate computer system, exploiting the vulnerability in the OpenSSL protocol, the breach detection firm Mandiant says.