Testifying at a House hearing, a U.S. Postal Service official defended the delay in notifying USPS workers of a breach that exposed Social Security numbers, contending authorities initially didn't know what data was pilfered.
For the first time since its massive data breach in December 2013, Target has reported an increase in its quarterly profits. Find out the details, as well as the latest tally of the retailer's hefty breach expenses.
Microsoft has issued an emergency fix for a vulnerability in Windows Kerberos that is being exploited via in-the-wild attacks. Attackers can leverage the flaw to gain all-access rights to anything inside an Active Directory Domain, experts warn.
Two Democratic members of Congress have sent letters to 16 financial institutions seeking information about any data breaches they've experienced and briefings from corporate IT security officers as Congress considers cybersecurity legislation.
Despite its massive data breach, Home Depot still reported a net earnings increase of 13.8 percent for the third quarter, compared to a year ago. The company describes its projected breach-related costs for the year.
Technically savvy armed robbers who stole an encrypted laptop and smart phone from a physician who works at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston demanded that the doctor reveal the devices' passwords and encryption keys as well.
Legal experts size up class action lawsuits filed in the wake of two breaches, one affecting customers of the Jimmy John's restaurant chain and the other affecting employees and contractors of Coca-Cola.
Foreign spy agencies have powerful incentives to hack U.S. government IT systems, and that won't change, experts say, as they react to suspected Chinese involvement in the breach of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration websites.
The loss of a server at a Visionworks optical wear retail store in Maryland offers a reminder not only of the importance of encryption but also the value of good inventory management and data disposal practices.
Organizations in all business sectors should take a series of steps to guard against "visual hacking," a low-tech method used to capture sensitive, confidential and private information for unauthorized use.