Bulgarian and French law enforcement authorities made 11 arrests in an effort to take down a Bulgarian organized crime network suspected of conducting an electronic payment fraud and currency counterfeiting operation.
Hacker Hector Monsegur, also known as "Sabu," has been sentenced to time served because he aided the government in preventing or mitigating more than 300 cyber-attacks, including those against the U.S. Congress, Visa and MasterCard.
French IT services company Atos has announced its intention to purchase Bull, an enterprise data firm, to enhance its cybersecurity and big data offerings. The deal is worth $844 million, or 620 million euros.
Prague-based anti-virus provider Avast has taken its online users forum offline following a data breach that exposed information on 400,000 users. Find out what information was compromised in the attack.
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.