Yahoo confirms Shellshock-targeting attackers hacked into three of its servers, but claims they didn't exploit Bash flaws. Meanwhile, Lycos denies it's been breached and WinZip isn't responding directly to a report that it was hacked.
The hackers who breached JPMorgan Chase also infiltrated about nine other financial institutions, and may be operating from Russia, according to one news report. But security experts caution against jumping to conclusions over attackers' identities or motives.
JPMorgan Chase has confirmed that 76 million households and 7 million small businesses were impacted by a breach that reportedly began in June and was not detected until late July. One fraud expert calls the breach "a national crisis."
The Justice Department announces that four alleged members of an international hacking ring have been charged with stealing intellectual property valued at $100 million, including a U.S. Army Apache helicopter simulator and Microsoft Xbox prototypes.
Considering healthcare's recent track record of frequent data breaches, organizations must take steps to mitigate the risks posed by the Bash flaws known as Shellshock now to help avoid becoming the next victim of a hacker attack.
The FDA is ramping up efforts to strengthen the security of medical devices. That includes a collaborative effort to develop a risk assessment framework to identify cybersecurity vulnerabilities and mitigate the risks.
The social media savvy Islamic State frightens most of the world with its gruesome Internet postings of executions and online recruitment of new Jihadists. But is the terrorist group likely to launch cyber-attacks?