In the more than a month since the Heartbleed bug was announced, many organizations have made progress in mitigating the risks. Security experts highlight gaps that remain and offer remediation advice.
Healthcare organizations are becoming a bigger target for cybercriminals because so much more clinical and financial information is now stored in potentially vulnerable information systems, says security expert Mac McMillan.
Several state attorneys general are investigating the data breach at eBay, which potentially exposed the encrypted passwords of 145 million customers. Plus, the New York AG is asking the company to provide free credit monitoring to those affected.
In this week's breach roundup, read about the latest incidents, including the sentencing of a former network engineer who caused severe damage to his employer's computer system, impacting business for a month.
Banking experts say the Retail Industry Leader Association's launch of a cyberthreat information sharing initiative is a good first step toward thwarting breaches, but it should build on the models used by other industries.
Target reports its profits have dropped for the second consecutive quarter in the wake of its massive data breach. It outlines data breach costs so far and reveals a massive severance package for its former CEO.
eBay is urging its 145 million customers to change their passwords following a cyber-attack on a company database that compromised encrypted passwords and other personal information. Learn how and when the attack originated.
High-profile retail breaches, such as the one suffered by Target Corp., could spur more merchants to promote increased use of mobile payments to boost security, says Thad Peterson, a new analyst at Aite Group.
The arrests of more than 90 individuals for their alleged involvement in the use of BlackShades malware is a sign of progress in the global fight against cybercrime, but some experts question whether the crackdown will serve as a fraud deterrent.
There are a number of reasons why the U.S. government indicted five Chinese army officers for hacking American corporate computers to steal intellectual property. Bringing the assailants to justice isn't one of them.
Under a new rule setting standards for the Obamacare health insurance exchanges, those who provide consumers with insurance enrollment assistance and then improperly disclose personally identifiable information can face civil monetary penalties.
An FTC administrative trial examining the data security practices of LabMD, headed by Michael Daugherty, is slated to begin May 20. The hearing could shed light into how the FTC evaluates security when pursuing enforcement actions.
Five Chinese military officers have been indicted for hacking U.S. companies - incidents that had major consequences, including the shuttering of three American steel plants, according to U.S. Justice Department officials.