Home Depot says an estimated 56 million payment cards were exposed in a data breach at its U.S. and Canadian stores. The retailer says an investigation revealed the breach involved custom-built malware not used in other cyber-attacks.
The leader of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service pledges to carry out 28 recommendations made by a watch-dog agency to improve the security of HealthCare.gov before the next open enrollment period for Obamacare begins Nov. 15.
A cross-site scripting vulnerability at eBay.co.uk left an undetermined number of users susceptible to an attack that attempted to steal their credentials when they clicked on links within a listing offering a used iPhone for sale.
A congressional hearing scrutinizing Tiversa, the peer-to-peer security firm that's at the center of the ongoing data security dispute between medical test lab firm LabMD and the Federal Trade Commission, has been postponed until November.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu may have been a bit premature to claim Israel has deployed a cyber "iron dome" to protect its critical IT and defense systems. But a new initiative under way will try to do just that.
Experts review new allegations that have emerged about information security practices at Home Depot in the wake of the retailer confirming that it suffered a data breach resulting in the theft of an unknown quantity of credit and debit cards details.
Diatherix, which provides clinical laboratory testing services, reports a breach involving PHI accessible via the Internet, while Temple University Physicians says the theft of a computer has potentially exposed patient data.
Recent hacking incidents affecting HealthCare.gov, Community Health Systems and other healthcare organizations illustrate the need to urgently ramp up defenses against emerging cyberthreats, two security experts say.
Healthcare organizations are still struggling to make sense of all the emerging cyberthreats they face and figure out how best to share the latest intelligence and stretch limited security resources. But some are making bold moves.
In hopes of getting stalled national data breach notification legislation moving in Congress, two senators have asked Home Depot and Apple Inc. to brief lawmakers on the circumstances behind their recent breaches.
Google says just 2 percent of the recent dump of nearly 5 million credentials to Russian cybercrime forums contained valid Gmail username and password combinations. But anyone who reused the same passwords on other sites remains at risk from hackers.