Hackers are using "relatively unsophisticated" malware bought on the black market to target vulnerable point-of-sale (POS) systems, according to a new report.
Hacktivist thwarted in plan to reveal names of clients at BPAS following data breach.
The Government has responded to fears about the security of millions of NHS patients' personal data by giving privacy watchdog the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) the power to carry out 'compulsory audits' on how well the health service looks after personal information.
BH Consulting analyst Brian Honan and Tripwire chief technology officer Dwayne Melancon considered how IT can beat cyber-attackers in a quick-fire presentation at the RSA Conference in San Francisco on Thursday.
In addition to the 360 million stolen records for sale, there are apparently 1.25 billion stolen emails also available, which would be "enough to spam China".
In an age of advanced attacks and insider threats, traditional perimeter-based security just doesn't cut it, argue two leading InfoSec experts.
Almost half the UK's top businesses have increased their cyber security spending in the wake of recent high-profile attacks like those on US retailer Target, according to new research.
If you have broken no law, nor failed to comply with any agreed industry standard, are you liable for the consequential loss incurred by your clients if you suffer a data breach that causes them loss?
Verizon Risk researchers Kevin Thompson and Suzanne Widup have been crunching some numbers of data breaches...and they reckon that the number may be higher than you think.
With 6.8 million compromised records costing an average loss of $136 (£82) per record, potential costs of the Target breach are some US$925 million...and may exceed a billion US dollars.
The University of Maryland in the US says that a "sophisticated" cyber-attack exposed sensitive personal data on more than 300,000 faculty, staff and students who attended the school since 1998.
"Privileged user management is central to enforcing security policies" says Bob Tarzey, analyst at Quocirca.
Beware of disgruntled employees - a new report reveals that UK businesses are being hit by over 1,000 internal security breaches every day.
Researchers say that more than 300,000 user credentials have been uploaded on forum Pastebin over the last year.
The Government has bowed to pressure from its own privacy watchdog, the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), and the British Medical Association (BMA) and delayed its controversial plan to collect the health data of every person in England on a single database.
The National Health Service has admitted that patient confidentiality could potentially be undermined under its new centralised patient database system.
Online crowd-funding website Kickstarter was hacked last week, with hackers getting access to customer data.
The danger of people relying on one single password online has been highlighted after more than 2,000 Tesco Clubcard customers had their account details stolen because they had used the same name-and-password combination before.
The UK's Information Commissioner Christopher Graham has told MPs that some of the fines imposed on companies that steal personal data are "embarrassingly small".
Barclays Bank is investigating a reported data breach. Approximately 27,000 customer details may have been sold on the black market.
The BOYD focus should be on securing data wherever, rather than being preoccupied with specific devices recommends Dr. Paul Steiner
"In one investigation, we saw no less than 120 domains that were designed to attack banking institutions" says DS Charlie McMurdie, former head of the PCeU
White Lodging, a company which maintains the Hilton, Marriott, Sheraton and Westin hotel franchises in the US, is looking into claims that guest credit and debit card information may have been compromised.
Orange, the world's largest mobile operator, suffered a massive data breach in mid-January as hackers stole 800,000 customer records.
The US Department of Justice launches investigation into Target breach. Could other retailers be hit by the same kind of attack?
Microsoft has bowed to the fears of its UK and European customers that the US is spying on their data by allowing businesses to choose where their data is stored
Former CIA contractor Edward Snowden may be holed up in Russia, but his actions could yet see changes on privacy law and the funding of certain data protection agencies.
South Korea's regulators say that 20 million bank and credit card users have been compromised
Internal network analysis security would have stopped this attack - Peter Wood, Firstbase CEO
Major US retailer Target has started its fight-back from the disastrous loss of tens of millions of customer credit card and other records.