The FBI says numerous financial services firms continue to face DDoS and stolen-data-dump threats from supposed hackers. Security experts say the only effective and sustainable defense is preparation - not payoffs.
In the face of new cyber-attacks, enterprises must deploy new security intelligence platforms with analytics to gain greater visibility and reduce incident response time, says LogRhythm's Taylor-Mountford.
A privacy advocate says the loss of unencrypted backup tape drives containing personal information on thousands of deceased patients of a Harvard-affiliated psychiatric hospital offers another reminder of the importance of safeguarding sensitive health information.
The prices for stolen payment card data and other cybercrime products and services on Russian underground forums continue to fall. But the cybercrime ecosystem is more automated, effective and robust than ever, Trend Micro reports.
Post-OPM breach legislation aimed to toughen cybersecurity at federal government civilian agencies by requiring the implementation of state-of-the-art tools has passed the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.
U.S. banks and credit unions suing Target for reimbursement of costs associated with its massive 2013 data breach want a court to force the retailer to disclose more details about its breach and security practices.
Could a change to federal law help prevent breaches such as those at the Office of Personnel Management that exposed the private information of more than 22 million individuals? Sen. Ron Johnson thinks so.
A breach of patient data on a Web portal was discovered during a lengthy criminal investigation into a multi-million-dollar fraud scheme targeting Healthfirst, a New York-based managed care organization.
Planned Parenthood has reportedly notified the FBI and Department of Justice of an apparent hack attack against the organization. An anti-abortion group that calls itself 3301 is taking credit for the hack.
Gene Fay of Resilient Systems says the traditional method of solving risk issues through technologies no longer works. Instead, he says, security must be built on the foundation of an effective incident response plan.
Attackers could abuse flaws in Android's Stagefright media library to seize control of almost 950 million devices, just by sending a text, a security researcher warns. But will most devices ever see related fixes?
A new security alert from NCR Corp. warns that ATM skimming attacks in the U.S. are on an upswing. And as EMV migration efforts ramp up, experts say banks and credit unions can expect these attacks to continue to increase. But what can be done to mitigate the risk?
Will the Office of Personnel Management's breaches, which exposed the personal information of more than 22 million individuals, make it more or less likely that Congress will enact cybersecurity legislation, including a cyberthreat information sharing bill?
A lawsuit filed against information services firm Experian alleges the company failed to detect that a customer of its data aggregator unit was a fraudster. Could stronger customer vetting have prevented misuse of information?