Russian authorities have reportedly arrested a man believed to be the author of the Blackhole exploit kit, widely used by cybercriminals to exploit vulnerabilities in Web browsers and other software to infect user computers with malware.
Face-to-face and over-the-phone social-engineering schemes are increasingly used to perpetrate fraud, highlighting the need for more education and real-time transaction monitoring, says Gartner's Avivah Litan.
Despite the recent lull in al-Qassam Cyber Fighters' DDoS attacks against U.S. banks, the ABA's Doug Johnson and FS-ISAC's Bill Nelson warn banks to avoid complacency, noting that DDoS attacks pose an ongoing threat.
Knowledge-based authentication is no longer reliable, says fraud expert Avivah Litan, an analyst at Gartner. She explains why so-called behavioral authentication is the only reliable way to verify users.
Adobe is notifying 2.9 million customers that their personal information has been compromised as a result of a breach into the software company's network. Source code for numerous products was also illegally accessed.
Regulators need to do a better job of notifying banks promptly when they find severe security flaws at third parties, especially core banking processors. And community banks need to collaborate on assessments of third-party risks.
In the wake of an ongoing stream of merchant and payment processing breaches, the FDIC is reminding smaller banking institutions that they are ultimately responsible for ensuring the security of cardholder data.
Mitigating card risks associated with retail malware attacks and POS vulnerabilities is a focus of updates to the PCI Data Security Standard, say Bob Russo and Troy Leach of the PCI Security Standards Council.
It's been four years since federal officials began tracking major healthcare data breaches. What important lessons can be learned from the causes of these breaches as well as HIPAA enforcement actions by federal regulators?
In this week's breach roundup, read about the latest incidents, including a Florida hospital notifying 9,900 patients that a former employee inappropriately accessed their records with the apparent intent to commit fraud.