Hackers are using "relatively unsophisticated" malware bought on the black market to target vulnerable point-of-sale (POS) systems, according to a new report.
Amir Lehr asks, What happens when your mobile ends up in someone else's hands?
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.
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.
Surprising new research reveals that iPhone apps are 'more risky than Android' and also details that 90 percent of all top apps are under threat too.
Researchers say that more than 300,000 user credentials have been uploaded on forum Pastebin over the last year.
Online crowd-funding website Kickstarter was hacked last week, with hackers getting access to customer data.
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".
IT Pros are being pressured to roll out new services before their security issues have been resolved
Barclays Bank is investigating a reported data breach. Approximately 27,000 customer details may have been sold on the black market.
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.
The US Department of Justice launches investigation into Target breach. Could other retailers be hit by the same kind of attack?
Beverage maker Coca-Cola has confirmed that the theft of unencrypted company laptops from the firm's headquarters in Atlanta may have compromised information on approximately 74,000 customers.
"It's so lucrative that you arrest a couple of people - then there are a couple of people right behind them that do the same thing."
South Korea's regulators say that 20 million bank and credit card users have been compromised
Almost 100,000 computers are said to be under active surveillance
Major US retailer Target has started its fight-back from the disastrous loss of tens of millions of customer credit card and other records.
Careless employees are the biggest security concern for IT professionals, research shows, prompting calls for CISOs to step up staff education and the use of technology.
The National Health Service is to start saving patient data onto a centralised database, but with improved manageability comes concerns over potential breaches and data losses.
Hackers harvest data from LinkedIn users by creating fake accounts
Will Guccifer's hacking activities cost ITV lost advertising revenue?
Nearly 100,000 Staysure customers may have had their personal details compromised.
Keeping it simple and ensuring the basics are properly covered is likely to result in the biggest improvement in software security, says Cigital's Paco Hope.
The Home Office admits accidentally publishing the personal details of nearly 1,600 illegal immigrants.
Three-quarters of respondents to a recent poll believe that data loss is a collective responsibility.
The total cost of a data breach to UK organisations has risen to over £2 million, according to research.
Almost three-quarters of IT security professionals believe their organisations will suffer a data breach in next six months.
More than three-quarters of IT security professionals pick up and plug in USB sticks that they find.