Most U.S. Defense Department contractors would be required to report a data breach to the Pentagon under provisions of the National Defense Authorization Act agreed to by a House-Senate conference committee.
The arrest of 10 individuals allegedly tied to a global phishing scheme that exploited Facebook is good news. But experts say banking institutions need to push stronger security and authentication to protect accounts.
Hacktivists announced Dec. 18 that they planned yet another round of distributed-denial-of-service attacks against five U.S. banks. Wells Fargo confirmed its online banking site experienced outages throughout the day.
The Walgreens drugstore chain will pay $16.6 million to settle a California case involving improper disposal of hazardous waste, as well as certain confidential patient information, in dumpsters near their stores.
Eurograbber got banks' attention after compromising out-of-band authentication in Europe. But researchers say it's the knowledge of the hackers behind the attack, not the Trojan, that's most concerning.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology has published new guidance on generating cryptographic keys to help organizations protect their data with secure keys no matter the type of algorithm they choose.
Online outages affecting leading U.S. banking institutions continued Dec. 12, but only U.S. Bank confirmed its site issues were linked to a distributed-denial-of-service attack. Meanwhile, FS-ISAC outlined precautions institutions should take.
In this week's breach roundup, read about the latest incidents, including a California state health department breach involving Social Security numbers posted online and an e-mail hack affecting patients in the Carolinas.
As South Carolina officials figure out how to pay for a tax-system breach, lawmakers plan to introduce legislation as a result of the hack. Meanwhile, Gov. Nikki Haley, the face of the state's breach response, is seen unfavorably by a majority of surveyed residents.