Figuring out how Edward Snowden breached NSA computers is sort of like solving a puzzle. Take public information and match it with an understanding of how organizations get hacked, and the pieces seem to fall into place.
Attorneys discuss the significance of the 10-year prison sentence for hacker Jeremy Hammond, who pleaded guilty in connection with a 2011 breach of Stratfor, a global intelligence firm that provides services to the U.S. government.
U.S. Attorney Steve Wiggington says identity theft, especially linked to card skimming, is still the No. 1 fraud threat facing financial services institutions as well as consumers. He stresses information sharing is critical for fighting fraud.
A North Carolina state website that provides the public with transparency into government spending inadvertently listed personal data on 1,300 patients. A security expert offers insights on preventing such breaches.
The breach of a card loyalty marketing company has reignited discussions about the roles banking institutions, regulators and others play when it comes to mitigating third-party risks. Where should the buck stop?
When it comes to safeguarding the privacy and security of healthcare information, smaller clinics, as well as patients who use telehealth technologies, face considerable challenges because of a lack of expertise, says researcher David Kotz.
Organizations must guard against making three common mistakes when conducting an investigation of a data breach or fraud incident, says attorney Kim Peretti, a former Department of Justice cybercrime prosecutor.
In this week's breach roundup, read about TD Bank notifying 17,000 customers about the disclosure of their bank account statements and the theft of a hard drive that impacted 7,000 patients at University Hospitals of Cleveland.