More than 1,000 U.S. businesses have likely been infected by Backoff, a new point-of-sale malware linked to numerous remote-access attacks, according to an Aug. 22 advisory from the Department of Homeland Security.
Financial institutions feel the pain of recent retail breaches, and they seek new ways to secure payments and fight fraud. But how can security leaders influence changes within their own organizations?
As more organizations accommodate employees' demands to use mobile devices, ensuring the security of the applications on those smart phones and tablets has become critical. That's why NIST is developing new apps testing guidance.
Leading this week's industry news roundup, FreedomPay unveils a point-to-point-encryption payment technology solution as part of its cloud-based platform, and Rain Networks and Data Motion launch a partnership.
As UPS Stores reveals that 51 of its locations were infected with POS malware, a restaurant in New Orleans confirms its POS system was breached using Backoff - malware about which federal authorities recently issued a warning. Experts offer analysis.
News about the existence of a new government leaker exposing national security documents shows that - even one year after Edward Snowden - organizations still don't have a handle on the insider threat.
The breach at Community Health Systems that compromised information on 4.5 million patients was the result of hackers taking advantage of the Heartbleed flaw, according to one security vendor. Other security experts weigh in on the potential cause.
News of another massive hacker attack in the healthcare arena offers more proof that hackers are now hitting organizations in this sector because they're perceived as easier targets than those in other sectors, information security experts say.
Following Target's data breach in December 2013, the fallout for the company continues to grow. This latest infographic from DataBreachToday shows the impact of the incident in terms of breach expenses and other factors.
Community Health Systems, which operates 206 hospitals, says a network breach exposed 4.5 million patients' personal information. Forensics experts believe the attacker was an "advanced persistent threat group originating from China."
Nonstop data breach notifications take a psychological toll, driving executives and consumers alike to alter their behavior for the worse. Here are three ways for businesses to battle data breach fatigue.
In the latest move in the battle between LabMD and the Federal Trade Commission, the medical testing firm has asked an FTC judge to sanction FTC, including dismissing the data security case against the lab.