The number of disclosed vulnerabilities is on track to fall below 8,000 this year, a first since 2011.
The Secret Service said that over 1,000 U.S. businesses have been infected with the malware.
Gamers were unable to use the PlayStation Network for most of Sunday due to a DDoS attack, and other gaming networks also suffered from similar problems throughout the weekend.
This heightened awareness regarding data breach response time has created an interesting dynamic for security professionals.
Black Hat 2014 once again brought in some of the brightest minds in the information security field to showcase their skills. From discussions revolving around privacy, vulnerabilities, and state-sponsored malware, to educational training sessions, this year's event delivered plenty of fodder. Here's a look at the conference action. Photo Credit: Black Hat 2014