Lawmakers are more serious than ever about cybersecurity legislation. Their intent is to enact, but can they compromise on legislation to share cyberthreat information and nationalize data breach notification?
In addition to 56 million payment cards being compromised in the Home Depot data breach, approximately 53 million e-mail addresses also were stolen, the retailer reported in an investigation update on Nov. 6.
Amsterdam is again playing host to the annual Black Hat Europe information security gathering, and presenters have promised to cover everything from privacy flaws in wearable computers to two-factor authentication system failures.
Google says just 2 percent of the recent dump of nearly 5 million credentials to Russian cybercrime forums contained valid Gmail username and password combinations. But anyone who reused the same passwords on other sites remains at risk from hackers.
A new impersonation scheme is taking aim at business executives to perpetuate ACH and wire fraud, says Bank of the West's David Pollino, who explains steps institutions should take now to protect their customers.
On Christmas Eve, Target issued a warning about phishing scams linked to its breach recovery efforts. In response, the retailer says it is launching a dedicated resource page on its website for official communications.
The apparatchiks at the Kremlin think they're clever sorts with plans to replace computers with typewriters to prevent the American e-spies at the National Security Agency from hacking into Russian intelligence systems.