How were four Russians and a Ukrainian allegedly able to steal more than 160 million payment card numbers from corporate networks over seven years? An indictment announced by U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman provides details.
Authorities say malware attacks that targeted card data at Global Payments, Heartland and others constitute the largest card fraud scheme ever prosecuted. But security experts debate the impact the indictments announced this week will have on global fraud trends.
Federal authorities announced indictments this week in a massive fraud scheme involving 160 million payment cards. Here is a rundown on the businesses affected by those attacks, and the data that was compromised.
Federal authorities have indicted five Russians and Ukrainians linked to Heartland hacker Albert Gonzalez for the roles they allegedly played in a credit and debit card fraud scheme that compromised more than 160 million cards.
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."
Providing patients with more transparency into who's electronically requesting their health information can not only improve data privacy, but also help patients catch record errors and ID theft, says David Staggs, a participant in a new pilot.
The National Security Agency is piloting a new program, as a result of the Edward Snowden incident, in which systems administrators with top-secret clearance can access certain secret documents only with the approval of another colleague.
A former respiratory therapist has pleaded guilty in an ID theft case involving more than 800 patient records. A security expert explains why detecting insider fraud can be difficult and offers prevention tips.
Bruce McConnell, acting deputy undersecretary for cybersecurity, says he'll resign from the Department of Homeland Security on Aug. 10, making him the third senior cybersecurity official to leave DHS this year. He's seen as one of DHS's leading cybersecurity theorists.