An unidentified hacker was able to access and exfiltrate almost half a million records on potential cosmetic surgery patients, it has been revealed.
French hard drive manufacturer LaCie has begun notifying customers that their personal information may have been compromised if they bought products between March 2013 and 2014.
Organisations are getting worse at spotting security breaches and attackers still spend two-thirds of a year on corporate networks before being indentified, according to a new Mandiant report.
Systems admins are being warned of a "potentially disastrous" security flaw that allows hackers to steal data from millions of websites worldwide without leaving a trace.
Last week's reports of Anonymous Ukraine obtaining and leaking seven million credit card details may be erroneous, with the data having apparently been disclosed in older data breaches.
Anonymous Ukraine says that it has information on "more than 800 million credit cards", and has leaked the first million of those with Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover accounts onto a public forum.
"Data breaches have become a fact of life for most companies," says John Yeo, Trustwave SpiderLabs EMEA director.
BT is being investigated by the UK's privacy watchdog, the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), over claims that the user names and passwords of millions of its email customers were exposed to hacking.
Despite numerous commentators stating that it's now a case of 'when' rather than 'if' businesses are hit by a cyber attack, a new study reveals a third of companies have no incident response plans.
Staff pay and bank details posted by suspected insider at Morrisons.
The UK's university admissions service has been selling access to student and parent data to advertisers and mobile phone companies, in exchange for millions of pounds.
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.