Cybercriminals exploiting weaknesses in how users employ passwords is a significant factor behind an increase in records exposed in breaches during 2013, says Craig Spiezle of the Online Trust Alliance.
A stolen unencrypted laptop recently led to one of the largest health data breaches ever reported in Canada, a nation that lacks federal notification guidelines. Find out how many individuals were affected.
When did the Neiman Marcus data breach occur? The retailer says it may have begun last July, but banking and fraud experts point to evidence that suggests the breach actually may have occurred a year ago.
Germany's Federal Office for Information Security is encouraging Internet users to utilize an online tool to verify whether they were among the 16 million individuals whose personal information has been compromised for purposes of identity theft.
The healthcare industry is becoming a bigger target for cybercriminals, so cyber-attack drills planned for this year are an important step toward identifying security best practices, says Ray Biondo, CISO of insurer Health Care Service Corp.
Evidence is mounting that the breaches reported by Target and Neiman Marcus are part of a wider assault against U.S. retailers. Meanwhile, payment card-issuing institutions say they're taking proactive steps to keep fraud at bay.
Dan Clements of IntelCrawler, the research firm that claims it traced malware apparently used in the Target breach and other retailer attacks to a 17-year-old hacker in Russia, offers an exclusive, in-depth explanation of his company's findings.