Target is cleaning house in the wake of the massive data breach that affected 110 million in-store customers during the 2013 holiday season. The retailer’s CIO, Beth Jacob, has resigned.
07 March 2014
For the JM Smucker jam and jelly company, life isn’t so sweet at the moment: attackers have managed to get into the company’s online ordering system, lifting personal information on customers. In the aftermath, the company has shuttered its online store.
07 March 2014
When it comes to the malware threatscape, it turns out that web-based attacks, which typically involve techniques that redirect the browser to malicious sites, were the most commonly reported type of attack for the last half of 2013, making up 26% of detections by F-Secure. In all, web-based malware attacks doubled in the second half of 2013 in comparison to the first half.
05 March 2014
A new spam campaign delivering a Java remote access trojan (RAT) known as JRAT has been uncovered, with the emails claiming to have attached a payment certificate to the message. The campaign has predominantly affected the UAE and the UK to date and appears to be after specific victims.
05 March 2014
Bloomberg reported Saturday that US retail giant Sears "is investigating a possible security breach after a series of cyberattacks on other retailers have exposed the data of millions of consumers." Sears is apparently being aided in this investigation by both Verizon's digital forensics unit and the US Secret Service.
03 March 2014
Data classification is at the heart of securing your intellectual property, according to Vormetric. “In a session I recently ran, not one person said they’ve had a successful data classification project to date”, Sol Cates, chief security officer at Vormetric, told Infosecurity at the RSA Conference in San Francisco.
28 February 2014
Organizations consider public cloud sharing tools as a primary security risk according to a survey of IT professionals conducted by Axway and Ponemon Institute.
25 February 2014
Kickstarter, the crowdsourced funding site for startup projects, has been compromised by hackers.
18 February 2014
In a brief statement, Forbes said it had been compromised; that email addresses had been exposed (so beware of phishing attempts); and that passwords had been stolen ('encrypted', but change them anyway); and that law enforcement had been informed. It doesn't name the attackers, but there is more to this news.
17 February 2014
The data breach at Target that impacted 110 million in-store shoppers appears to have started with that most classic of attack vectors: a malicious email campaign.
13 February 2014