An organization's security is only as strong as that of its partners, says Mandiant Director Charles Carmakal, who offers insight on common attack trends emerging from recent data breach investigations.
A year after LinkedIn confirmed its network had been breached, reportedly exposing 6.5 million hashed passwords, the social media company is offering users the option of adopting two-factor authentication.
How could global fraudsters steal $45 million from banking institutions without being detected or stopped? It was a process breakdown, not a technology failure, says fraud expert Avivah Litan of Gartner.
A result of recent DDoS attacks targeting American banks and the lackluster OpUSA campaign against the federal government has been improved sharing of threat information, former DHS cybersecurity leader Mark Weatherford says.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo says policyholders' health, financial and personally identifiable information stored by insurers could be the next big target of hackers, so the state is seeking cyber-protection information from top insurers it regulates.
Authorities have shuttered a digital currency service allegedly used to launder funds stolen in a $45 million ATM cash-out scheme exposed earlier this month. Learn why experts say lax laws paved the way for the fraud.
In this week's breach roundup, read about the latest incidents, including a hacker pleading guilty for his role in the 2011 breach of Strategic Forecasting Inc., a global intelligence firm, that affected about 860,000 individuals.
The Obama administration is intensifying efforts to get the Chinese government to stop hacking activities following a report that designs for many of the nation's most sensitive advanced weapons systems have been compromised by Chinese hackers.
A Department of Homeland Security system used to conduct background checks has been exposing personally identifiable information of employees and contractors since July 2009. DHS says the vulnerability has been fixed.
A variation of hack-back - in which a victim of a cyber-attack assaults the assailant's computer or network - could be used to mitigate the theft of intellectual property, according to the Commission on the Theft of American Intellectual Property.
Congress is highly unlikely to enact new laws to require industry to adhere to cybersecurity regulations. But that hasn't stopped a fierce debate among lawmakers and security experts on the value of such rules.
A $400,000 federal penalty stemming from the investigation of a breach at a clinic owned by Idaho State University is the latest example of how even relatively small security incidents can trigger hefty sanctions.