Harbor Freight Tools, a 400-store retail chain, is reporting a cyber-attack against its payment processing system. The breach is the latest involving compromised merchant processing systems that one security analyst says proves payments systems are "fundamentally insecure."
Frustration over the growing number of retail breaches is heating up. See what our readers had to say after the malware attack that hit MAPCO Express, and why they believe PCI compliance isn't enough to ensure security.
Angered over the Edward Snowden revelations, DEF CON says the feds should take a 'time-out' from this year's hackers' conference. But a top DHS cybersecurity policymaker says he's still invited to participate in a conclave panel discussion.
Preliminary results of the 2013 Faces of Fraud Survey show institutions are still suffering big financial losses linked to ACH and wire fraud. Why are they still getting hit, in spite of investments to detect and prevent account takeover?
Losses linked to retail breaches have fueled class action lawsuits on behalf of consumers. But Javelin's Al Pascual says banks are soon likely to take legal action, too, in breach cases that expose cards and lead to fraud.
FISMA and the Privacy Act allow agencies to redact personally identifiable information from public postings. But the IRS says another law requires it to post public forms without altering them to remove PII. What's the agency to do?