Police in Finland are investigating a series of DDoS attacks against the country's OP Pohjola financial services group that have intermittently shut down online banking and direct debit services. The hacking group "CoreSec" has claimed credit.
Preliminary results of the fourth annual Healthcare Information Security Today survey indicate that information security leaders have big concerns about their business associates. There's still time left to participate in the study.
A recent interview about why retailers say EMV without the PIN is a fruitless fraud-fighting effort has spurred debate among retailers and bankers. In the end, though, bankers' resistance to PIN is all about time and money.
With the FBI reportedly investigating whether any U.S. financial services firms waged illegal hack-back efforts after DDoS attacks, some security experts contend that hacking back is a bad idea because the cyber-retaliation could cause more problems.
European Bitcoin exchange Bitstamp has temporarily suspended its services after some of its operational wallets were compromised on Jan. 4, resulting in the theft of 19,000 Bitcoins, worth more than $5 million.
The biggest 2014 U.S. health data breaches listed on the federal tally so far demonstrate that security incidents are stemming from a variety of causes, according to a new infographic, which highlights patient risks and takeaways for healthcare organizations.
If a hack attack the size of the Sony Pictures incident hit India, security experts warn that few of the nation's public- and private-sector organizations would have the right plans and tools in place to properly defend themselves or react.
Sony CEO Kazuo Hirai praises employees' actions in the wake of the "vicious" attack against Sony Pictures, which the FBI has attributed to North Korea, using evidence that the White House says will stay classified.
As healthcare organizations step up their efforts this year to exchange more patient data with others to improve care, it's urgent that they address the "significant risks" involved, says Erik Devine, chief security officer at an Illinois hospital.
Financial services company Morgan Stanley has fired an employee who it claims stole account data for hundreds of thousands of clients and posted a small subset of it online. Find out how many clients were affected.
The Reserve Bank of India is considering removal of its two-factor authentication requirement for small-value transactions. The goal: to facilitate easier transactions. But security experts fear the move may actually increase fraud.
As the U.S. Postal Service's investigation into its breach continues to unfold, it's now reporting that certain health information for approximately 485,000 current and former employees was potentially compromised.