Dairy Queen says it was recently notified by federal authorities that a limited number of its stores may have been hit by the 'Backoff' malware. More than 1,000 U.S. businesses have had their systems infected by Backoff, according to a government alert.
Early reports suggested Russian hackers are behind complex attacks and network intrusions at multiple U.S. financial services firms, including JPMorgan Chase. But security experts warn against jumping to conclusions, based on scant evidence.
The PCI Security Standards Council has issued an alert offering insights for mitigating the threat of "Backoff" POS malware, which has hit 1,000 U.S. businesses. Plus, the council is providing updated guidance for maintaining PCI-DSS compliance.
Russian hackers stole data from JPMorgan Chase and at least one other bank in a mid-August attack against the U.S. financial system, according to a Bloomberg news report. The attack allegedly resulted in the loss of "gigabytes" of sensitive data.
In an in-depth interview, Adam Sedgewick, the point man for the NIST cybersecurity framework, addresses misconceptions about the guidance, the costs to implement it and its role as a marketplace catalyst.
Canada is considering adopting tougher data security and cybercrime legislation that could serve as a model for other nations, says Claudiu Popa, an information security expert who'll be a panelist at the Fraud Summit Toronto.
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency has released revised guidance about what banking institutions should do to address risks associated with merchant processing. It's the latest call to action from regulators in the wake of card breaches.
A Google-like search engine known as ICReach has enabled government agencies to share more than 850 billion records from phone calls, e-mails and Internet chat sessions, according to a report that cites leaked documents from Edward Snowden.
Personal data of 25,000 government employees, including undercover investigators, was likely compromised in the cyber-attack against U.S. Investigations Services, which conducts background checks for DHS other agencies, according to a news report.
News that Community Health Systems suffered a massive data breach illustrated yet again the U.S. healthcare sector's vulnerability. This infographic takes a look at the top five health data breaches in recent years.
Sony has restored service to its PlayStation Network and Sony Entertainment Network sites after services were disrupted by a DDoS attack by the group "Lizard Squad." Little is known of the group, except its penchant for jihadist claims.
What lessons can be learned from recent high-profile breaches? IT security experts John Pescatore of the SANS Institute and Ron Ross of NIST explain how organizations can work to mitigate the new-style data breach threat. Listen to the conversation.
Security intelligence firm LogRhythm has launched what it calls a "threat intelligence ecosystem" in collaboration with five other security vendors, giving customers the ability to customize the information they want in their intelligence feeds.