The breach at Target Corp. that compromised as many as 40 million payment card accounts, along with the personal information of about 70 million customers, was the result of hackers stealing electronic credentials from a vendor, the retailer reports.
HealthcareInfoSecurity has extended the deadline for participation in its annual survey to examine the priorities and challenges of healthcare info security leaders. Preliminary results reveal some pain-points.
Retail data breaches are growing. ISight Partners' Tiffany Jones, a researcher who helped the Department of Homeland Security prepare its report about malware attacks, offers new insight into the latest cyber-attacks.
While details surrounding a suspected breach at Michaels remain unclear, two U.S. card issuers say they believe the retailer was targeted by point-of-sale malware similar to what compromised Target and Neiman Marcus.
Arts and crafts retailer Michaels is looking into a possible data breach that may have led to fraudulent activity on U.S. payment cards. But experts disagree about whether there's a connection to the Target and Neiman Marcus attacks.
In the quest to prevent data breaches, healthcare providers should take advantage of the free privacy and security resources available from federal regulators. Find out about the most popular guides offered.
Cybercriminals exploiting weaknesses in how users employ passwords is a significant factor behind an increase in records exposed in breaches during 2013, says Craig Spiezle of the Online Trust Alliance.
A stolen unencrypted laptop recently led to one of the largest health data breaches ever reported in Canada, a nation that lacks federal notification guidelines. Find out how many individuals were affected.