Sony has restored service to its PlayStation Network and Sony Entertainment Network sites after services were disrupted by a DDoS attack by the group "Lizard Squad." Little is known of the group, except its penchant for jihadist claims.
Security intelligence firm LogRhythm has launched what it calls a "threat intelligence ecosystem" in collaboration with five other security vendors, giving customers the ability to customize the information they want in their intelligence feeds.
The social network LinkedIn has agreed to settle a consolidated class action lawsuit stemming from a June 2012 data breach that compromised 6.5 million hashed passwords. Find out the financial details of the settlement.
More than 1,000 U.S. businesses have likely been infected by Backoff, a new point-of-sale malware linked to numerous remote-access attacks, according to an Aug. 22 advisory from the Department of Homeland Security.
Financial institutions feel the pain of recent retail breaches, and they seek new ways to secure payments and fight fraud. But how can security leaders influence changes within their own organizations?
As more organizations accommodate employees' demands to use mobile devices, ensuring the security of the applications on those smart phones and tablets has become critical. That's why NIST is developing new apps testing guidance.
Leading this week's industry news roundup, FreedomPay unveils a point-to-point-encryption payment technology solution as part of its cloud-based platform, and Rain Networks and Data Motion launch a partnership.
As UPS Stores reveals that 51 of its locations were infected with POS malware, a restaurant in New Orleans confirms its POS system was breached using Backoff - malware about which federal authorities recently issued a warning. Experts offer analysis.
News about the existence of a new government leaker exposing national security documents shows that - even one year after Edward Snowden - organizations still don't have a handle on the insider threat.
The breach at Community Health Systems that compromised information on 4.5 million patients was the result of hackers taking advantage of the Heartbleed flaw, according to one security vendor. Other security experts weigh in on the potential cause.
A class action lawsuit has been filed against the Supervalu supermarket chain following the recent revelation of a breach that potentially compromised customer payment card data from point-of-sale systems.
The FTC has granted final approval of its settlements with Fandango and Credit Karma on charges that the companies failed to secure the transmission of millions of consumers' sensitive personal information from their mobile apps.
News of another massive hacker attack in the healthcare arena offers more proof that hackers are now hitting organizations in this sector because they're perceived as easier targets than those in other sectors, information security experts say.