The "Energetic Bear," a.k.a. "Dragonfly," hacking campaign targets U.S. and Western European energy firms. While the hackers appear to be backed by Russia, the purpose of their attacks remains unclear.
A breach affecting 163,000 individuals at Butler University in Indianapolis, Ind., offers yet another example of the risks facing educational institutions, which are seen as easy targets by cyber-attackers.
A class action suit against breached restaurant chain P.F. Chang's China Bistro is unlikely to succeed, some security experts say, because proving consumer losses linked to specific merchant data breaches is difficult.
A Florida law that takes effect July 1 toughens the state's data breach notification statute by, in part, broadening the term "personal information" to include individuals' usernames and e-mail addresses under certain circumstances.
In this week's breach roundup, read about the latest incidents, including the Australian Privacy Commissioner finding several security gaps at an online dating site that led to a significant data breach.
Using big data to fight fraud is a challenge for most organizations. Andreas Baumhof of ThreatMetrix explains how context-based authentication combines fraud and security to leverage the use of big data.
Montana state officials have now confirmed that 1.3 million individuals will be notified following a breach at the state's Department of Public Health and Human Services. Find out what information was compromised.
As Keith Alexander tells it, when he led the National Security Agency, he didn't exist. Alexander discovered that 'fact' after he retired on May 21 as director of the NSA and commander of the Cyber Command and began shopping to buy a new home.
A new $800,000 HIPAA settlement between federal regulators and an Indiana community health system is another reminder that protecting paper patient records is just as important as safeguarding electronic records. Find out the settlement details.