A string of data breaches in recent months has put the spotlight on the need to take adequate precautions to protect sensitive information. From hackers issuing phony digital certificates to million of patients having their records potentially exposed as a result of lost or stolen backup files, breaches point to the...
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More than 200,000 payment card accounts have been compromised in a data breach at Restaurant Depot, a food service wholesaler. How did the breach occur, and what have customers been told about the incident?
As legal issues surrounding data breaches become increasingly complex, more organizations are turning to attorneys for post-breach response, says Lisa Sotto, a managing partner for New York-based law firm Hunton & Williams.
The delay in the release of final versions of HIPAA modifications and the HIPAA breach notification rule makes it difficult for healthcare organizations to set information security investment priorities, says hospital privacy officer Kari Myrold.
The plan identifies opportunities to engage the private sector in activities for transitioning promising R&D into practice. It prioritizes the development of a "science of security" to derive first principles and the fundamental building blocks of security and trustworthiness.
A U.S. District Judge has dismissed financial injury claims by nine financial institutions as a result of the 2009 Heartland Payment Systems data breach. But the judge did leave open one avenue for appeal.
The Department of Justice has indicted four Romanians for their alleged roles in a multimillion-dollar fraud scheme believed to have compromised hundreds of U.S. merchants and more than 80,000 U.S. consumers.
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. is warning its banks about another strand of phishing attacks purporting to come from the FDIC. The e-mails claim to offer critical information about business bank accounts.
Law enforcement officials say a New York crime ring defrauded TD Bank of more than $450,000 in a check fraud scheme. What loophole did the fraudsters find to run this scam, which went undetected for nearly two years?
Calif.-based grocer Save Mart confirms dozens of reports by employees and customers about account compromises linked to the merchant's recent breach. Are these incidents linked to a larger, organized crime ring?