"It's a crime like no other crime," says James Ratley, president of the ACFE, describing fraud. "There was not a gun involved, there was not a knife; there was in many cases a ballpoint pen or a computer."
Members of a hacking movement known as Antisec claim to have disrupted OnGuardOnline.gov, a U.S. government website that provides consumers with online security tips, in retaliation for the controversial anti-piracy legislation before Congress.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is offering free credit monitoring to more than 2,200 military veterans whose personal information, including Social Security numbers, was posted on the website Ancestry.com
One reason why encryption is not more broadly used in healthcare is that so many organizations lack an updated risk assessment that identifies the role the technology can play in preventing breaches, says attorney Amy Leopard.
The hacker group Anonymous claims it's responsible for denial of service attacks on U.S. Justice Department websites after federal authorities shut down file-sharing websites, including Megaupload.com, and arrested some of its leaders.
The Europay, MasterCard, Visa standard, commonly used in most global markets, is coming to the U.S. The sooner issuers, acquirers and merchants initiate migrations, the better, says Stephanie Ericksen, head of authentication product integration at Visa.
Recently discovered viruses, consisting of Trojans and other malware, at City College of San Francisco have stolen personal banking information and other data from perhaps tens of thousands of students, faculty and administrators, says John Rizzo, president of the board of trustees.