A remote-access attack that compromised a parking facility provider with locations in Illinois, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Washington highlights how commonly used point-of-sale terminal and software brands are increasingly being exploited by hackers.
The destructive code that was used to infect and erase hard drives at Sony Pictures Entertainment - and which apparently was the subject of a recent FBI "flash alert" - has been identified as "wiper" malware known both as Destover and Wipall.
Who hacked Sony? Not us, say the North Koreans, ending days of silence. As Deloitte becomes the latest victim of the G.O.P. gang that's claimed credit, one thing is certain: Sony won't have to buy the movie rights to this hacking story.
A federal judge has denied Target's motion to dismiss a class action lawsuit brought against it by several banking institutions following the retailer's December 2013 data breach that exposed 40 million credit and debit cards.
Breaches continue to plague the regular operations of victimized organizations. Take, for instance, the U.S. Postal Service, which says a cyber-intrusion has forced it to delay the filing of its annual financial report.
Following a "Flash Alert" from the FBI, organizations must mitigate the risk posed by dangerous "wiper" malware attacks designed to erase hard drives. Malware expert Roel Schouwenberg offers strategic advice.
In the wake of the FBI issuing a warning that a U.S. business, reportedly Sony Pictures Entertainment, has been attacked using a dangerous form of "wiper" malware, security experts weigh in on the news and offer mitigation advice.
A new report from FireEye about the emergence of cyber-attacks aimed at the accounts of executives at publicly traded corporations for the purpose of "obtaining an edge" in stock trades has raised some questions among financial fraud experts.
For the second time in recent weeks, the vision care retail chain Visionworks has revealed that one of its stores has misplaced a server containing patient information, apparently due to improper disposal.
Retailers say tokenization and encryption are critical to ensuring payment card data security. Aite's Natalie Reinelt describes how merchants will use layers of security to protect data at the point of capture.
While security experts are predicting a significant uptick in point-of-sale attacks, as usual, during the holiday shopping season, they say retailers are better prepared to fight fraud because they've beefed up security.
Hewlett Foundation President Larry Kramer explains why the group is funding academic efforts to lay the cornerstone for sustainable public policy to deal with the growing cyberthreats faced by governments, businesses and individuals.