Leading this week's industry news roundup, Trend Micro and Hewlett Packard collaborate to help fight advanced targeted threats and custom malware, while First Data and VeriFone partner to expedite EMV compliance.
The White House says that it's treating the hack attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment as a "national security matter." But it says it's too early in its investigation to definitively attribute the attacks to any particular group or nation.
The National Credit Union Administration will review its data security policies and procedures after sensitive customer data was lost as part of an audit. One fraud expert calls for the FFIEC to expand security oversight of all its member agencies.
A computer breach at a second company that conducts background checks on employees and contractors for the U.S. federal government could further slow the process of clearing individuals to handle sensitive and top-secret information.
Without ceremony, President Obama has signed five cybersecurity-related bills, including legislation to update the Federal Information Security Management Act, the law that governs federal government IT security.
Many security experts say Sony Pictures Entertainment's decision to cancel the release of the film "The Interview" following a "terror" threat made by hackers against movie theaters and theatergoers sets a dangerous precedent.
Don't take at face value the report that the U.S. government believes that North Korea hacked Sony Pictures Entertainment, numerous information security experts say, warning that hacktivists, insiders or other nations could be the culprits.
Researchers are alarmed about the increasing sophistication of crimeware-as-a-service, an underground business model that pushes adaptable malware from a botnet. How can banking institutions defend their accounts?
Hackers issued a "terror" threat against movie theaters that show the forthcoming Sony comedy "The Interview," but the U.S. Department of Homeland Security sees "no credible intelligence to indicate an active plot."
A tiny Illinois hospital was the target of an extortion scheme in which an anonymous e-mailer threatened to make public patients' information. The incident shows why providers of all sizes need to be prepared to deal with emerging threats.
A breach notification letter sent by Sony Pictures Entertainment to its employees offers a conclusive look at the amount of personal information, including healthcare data, taken by hackers following a Nov. 24 "wiper" malware attack.
This past year saw the revelation of three massive security bugs that existed for lengthy periods of time before they were discovered. This infographic details those exploits and just how long they went unnoticed.
The sentencing of a former Alabama hospital worker to two years in prison for his role in an ID theft incident that resulted in tax refund fraud, and a related class action lawsuit, illustrate that insider threats are a major ongoing challenge, two privacy experts say.