A remote-access attack that compromised a parking facility provider with locations in Illinois, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Washington highlights how commonly used point-of-sale terminal and software brands are increasingly being exploited by hackers.
The destructive code that was used to infect and erase hard drives at Sony Pictures Entertainment - and which apparently was the subject of a recent FBI "flash alert" - has been identified as "wiper" malware known both as Destover and Wipall.
Who hacked Sony? Not us, say the North Koreans, ending days of silence. As Deloitte becomes the latest victim of the G.O.P. gang that's claimed credit, one thing is certain: Sony won't have to buy the movie rights to this hacking story.
Following a "Flash Alert" from the FBI, organizations must mitigate the risk posed by dangerous "wiper" malware attacks designed to erase hard drives. Malware expert Roel Schouwenberg offers strategic advice.
In the wake of the FBI issuing a warning that a U.S. business, reportedly Sony Pictures Entertainment, has been attacked using a dangerous form of "wiper" malware, security experts weigh in on the news and offer mitigation advice.
A new report from FireEye about the emergence of cyber-attacks aimed at the accounts of executives at publicly traded corporations for the purpose of "obtaining an edge" in stock trades has raised some questions among financial fraud experts.
Retailers say tokenization and encryption are critical to ensuring payment card data security. Aite's Natalie Reinelt describes how merchants will use layers of security to protect data at the point of capture.
While security experts are predicting a significant uptick in point-of-sale attacks, as usual, during the holiday shopping season, they say retailers are better prepared to fight fraud because they've beefed up security.
Sony Pictures says it is "investigating an IT matter" following news reports that the company has been hit by a widespread cyber-attack that affected employees' computers and may have exposed sensitive data.
The U.S. Postal Service on Nov. 10 confirmed a data breach that affected some of its information systems. This infographic offers a timeline of the breach investigation provided by an official during a Congressional hearing.
An ongoing legal dispute between the Texas Health and Human Services Commission and its former contractor, Xerox, has led the state agency to report a breach it claims affected 2 million individuals. Learn what both sides have to say about the case.
A Russian website is streaming live footage accessed without authorization from cameras around the world. The exposure highlights the dangers of weak passwords and the need for organizations to vet the security settings of all Internet-connected devices.
European police have announced the arrests of 15 alleged users of remote-access Trojans, which can be employed by attackers to spy on webcams, launch DDoS attacks, steal financial details and launch extortion campaigns.