In this week's breach roundup, read about the latest incidents, including a breach at the food company Smucker's that compromised payment information, and an incident involving suspicious activity on a North Dakota University server.
Distributed-denial-of-service attacks are a concern for all organizations. But financial institutions face unique challenges, and so they require a unique level of protection, says Mark Byers of Fortinet.
In the wake of its data breach last year, Target Corp. is overhauling its information security and compliance practices, launching a search for a new CIO and creating the position of chief information security officer.
Social networking site Meetup has been facing ongoing DDoS attacks. It received a notification the attacks would continue unless it paid a fee, which highlights the rising concern of extortion tied to DDoS.
Las Vegas Sands Corp. is investigating a breach that exposed information, including Social Security numbers and payments information, for patrons and employees at its hotel and casino in Bethlehem, Pa.