In this week's breach roundup, read about the latest incidents, including hackers claiming to have downloaded usernames and phone numbers for as many as 4.6 million users of the Snapchat photo messaging application.
Breach detection provider FireEye has acquired incident response and remediation services company Mandiant , forming a formidable company that can provide soup-to-nuts products and services to detect, mitigate and respond to breaches.
Three Democratic senators are calling for a hearing to examine whether stronger cybersecurity standards are needed to protect consumer data following a massive breach at Target that affected as many as 40 million debit and credit cards.
Another federal investigation of a relatively small health data breach has resulted in a financial penalty, this time for a physician group practice in Massachusetts. Find out the details behind the settlement.
One key way to reduce the risk of a breach is continuous improvement of information security programs. It's dangerous to put security controls in place and then walk away, thinking you're finished, warns security expert Kate Borten.
Chase Bank's decision to limit daily ATM cash withdrawals on debit cards linked to the Target breach has raised questions among other issuers about whether PINs were, in fact, compromised. Is Chase just being cautious?
Big-box retailer Target has confirmed that a breach that likely exposed some 40 million U.S. debit and credit accounts was caused by a malware attack that infected its point-of-sale system. Find out all the latest details.
On Christmas Eve, Target issued a warning about phishing scams linked to its breach recovery efforts. In response, the retailer says it is launching a dedicated resource page on its website for official communications.
The breach at Target stores that may have affected as many as 40 million credit and debit card account holders is a watershed moment that could greatly raise awareness of cybersecurity risks, says privacy attorney David Navetta.
Was it a point-of-sale attack? A network breach? Or was it an inside job? Fraud experts disagree over the cause of the Target data breach, but they are united in how banking institutions should respond.