Atlanta-based fast-food chain Chick-fil-A is investigating whether its point-of-sale network has been breached after receiving reports of potential unusual activity involving payment cards used at a few of its restaurants.
At least 12 million home and small-office routers from 50 manufacturers have a flaw that an attacker could remotely exploit to seize control of the device, steal data and redirect users to attack sites, warns security vendor Check Point.
If the top breaches of 2014 taught the security world anything, it's that size and sector don't matter - all organizations are vulnerable. This infographic takes a look at the top incidents and the lessons security leaders took away from them.
Who hacked Sony Pictures? While the FBI still says North Korea ordered the online attack, new evidence suggests the hack may have been the work of insiders or hacktivists, and Russian-speaking attackers may have been involved.
The loss of thousands of paper records for those with coverage from health insurer Independence Blue Cross sends a strong reminder that all employees within organizations need to be trained on data security best practices.
North Korea criticizes President Obama for backing the release of a comedy about the assassination of its leader, denies ordering the hacking of Sony Pictures and blames the U.S. for its Internet and mobile network outages.
The Christmas Day disruption of Sony's PlayStation store and Microsoft's Xbox Live network continue into a second day, with a hacking group known as Lizard Squad on Twitter claiming responsibility for the attacks.
While the FBI may have attributed the hack attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment to North Korea, many information security experts remain unconvinced, based on the evidence that's been released to date.
After the complete collapse of network security at Sony Pictures - in the wake of its data breach - it's important that we highlight some of the organization's fundamental security mistakes. Here's a macro view of the lessons we must all learn.
Once a file enters the network, we often lack the tools to monitor the file's behavior. In essence, using the point-in-time model, the security professional cannot retry the file for guilt or innocence.
The Department of Veterans Affairs, in a cryptic message, disclosed a potential security flaw that exposed the personally identifiable information of 7,054 veterans in a patient database belonging to and managed by a vendor that provides home tele-health services to the VA.
Seeking a measured response to an attack on a non-critical infrastructure company requires carefully balancing a strong message to North Korea with one that doesn't result in escalating an encounter with a rogue nuclear nation.
A week after Sony Pictures canceled the release of the upcoming film "The Interview," the studio is now planning a limited run of the movie. Also, a congressman has sent a letter to Sony requesting details on the cyber-attack.
In determining the right time to issue a breach notification, organizations have to carefully weigh the risk of premature notification based on insufficient facts versus tardy notification that can have an impact on their reputation.