Breaches

How to effectively use segmentation to protect your datacenter from cyberattacks

Critical datacenter assets are at the heart of financial services (and many other industries) enterprise networks. Unfortunately, it's still too easy for attackers to get into the datacenter through an insider, a partner, a side server, virtualization, or even a development environment.

Study: Canada C-Suite execs say companies prepared for threats

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A survey of Canadian business execs found that just over a quarter had experienced a cyber attack.

Cyber thieves are ready for the holiday shopping season: are you?

Retail organizations have long been the target of financially-motivated crime. According to Verizon, 92% of the retail breaches they've studied were committed by external actors.

Canadian computer dealer claims Ernst & Young breach

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A computer dealer in Canada said that a server he bought contained the firm's client data and he is asking for payment to delete it.

PCI Council updates skimming prevention guidance

PCI Council updates skimming prevention guidance

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On Wednesday, PCI SSC updated its card skimming prevention guidance for the first time in five years.

Markey, Blumenthal pen letter to FTC over Home Depot breach

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In a letter to the FTC chairwoman, Sen. Markey and Sen. Blumenthal urged the agency to use its authority if Home Depot had failed to protect consumer data.

AltaMed Health Services notifies 3,000 individuals of possible breach

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AltaMed Health Services is notifying individuals that a former temporary employee is being investigated by law enforcement for possibly accessing and misusing AltaMed records as part of an identity theft ring.

Target tells court its not liable in bank class-action suit

Target tells court its not liable in bank class-action suit

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In a filing in U.S. District Court, Target said merchants and banks "have no direct dealings" in payment transactions.

BlackPOS malware that struck Target also linked to Home Depot breach, report says

BlackPOS malware that struck Target also linked to Home Depot breach, report says

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The same malware that reportedly struck Target also hit Home Depot's POS systems, a new report from Brian Krebs reveals.

Home Depot confirms payment data systems breach

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After nearly a weeklong investigation, Home Depot confirmed on Monday that its payment data systems have been breached.

Access gained to California university web server storing personal information

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California State University, East Bay, is notifying more than 6,000 individuals that their personal information may have been compromised.

Unencrypted thumb drive containing patient data stolen from Duke University Health System

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A Duke University Health System unencrypted thumb drive containing patient data was stolen from an administrative office on July 1.

More than 10K electronic medical records compromised at Houston health system

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An employee accessed medical records at Memorial Hermann Health System for nonprofessional purposes.

Goodwill announces breach, more than 800K payment cards compromised

Goodwill announces breach, more than 800K payment cards compromised

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Goodwill confirmed that payment card data was accessed following a malware attack on a third-party vendor used in about 10 percent of its stores.

Payment card processing systems compromised at five Bartell Hotels locations

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Payment card processing systems were compromised at five Bartell Hotels locations in San Diego and credit card numbers may be at risk.

Firm explores attack methods allowing possible Home Depot breach

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Research from Bidefender found that Home Depot's payment interface could have a vulnerability that would allow attackers into the company's systems.

Home Depot investigates possible payment card breach

Home Depot investigates possible payment card breach

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Home Depot said on Tuesday that it is working with its banking partners and law enforcement to investigate a possible data breach.

FBI, Apple investigate celebrity photo hacking incident

FBI, Apple investigate celebrity photo hacking incident

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Reports surfaced that iCloud vulnerabilities may have allowed hackers to obtain personal photos, including nude images, of over 100 celebrities.

Plan ahead: Prepare for the inevitable data breach

Plan ahead: Prepare for the inevitable data breach

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The best strategy to manage the inevitable data breach of your enterprise is to be prepared, reports Adam Greenberg.

News briefs: The latest on Sony, Android, Backoff malware and more.

News briefs: The latest on Sony, Android, Backoff malware and more.

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This month's news briefs cover a preliminary settlement Sony will bear for the exposure of 77 million customers, and more.

Professor says Google search, not hacking, yielded medical info

Professor says Google search, not hacking, yielded medical info

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A professor of ethical hacking at City College San Francisco came forward to clarify that he did not demonstrate hacking a medical center's server in a class.

Reported breaches involving zero-day bug at JPMorgan Chase, other banks

Reported breaches involving zero-day bug at JPMorgan Chase, other banks

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Hackers exploited a zero-day vulnerability and gained access to sensitive information from JPMorgan Chase and at least four other financial institutions, reports indicate.

Data on 97K Bugzilla users posted online for about three months

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During a migration of the testing server for test builds of Bugzilla software, data on about 97,000 Bugzilla users was inadvertently posted publicly online.

Chinese national had access to data on 5M Arizona drivers, possible breach goes undisclosed

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Although Lizhong Fan left the U.S. in 2007, the agencies responsible for giving him access to Americans' personal information have yet to disclose the details of the case to the public.

Racing Post website SQL injection attack compromises 677K accounts

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The website of Racing Post was hit by a SQL injection attack in October 2013, enabling an attacker to access a database including information on 677,335 customers.

Threat report on Swedish firms shows 93 percent were breached

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The study by KPMG and FireEye also found that 49 percent of detected malware was unknown.

Community Health Systems faces lawsuit related to data breach

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The suit claims the hospital operator failed to meet security standards to protect the personal information belonging to patients.

Backup hard drive stolen from law firm contained personal info

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Social security numbers were among the information on a backup hard drive that was stolen from an employee of Imhoff and Associates, PC.

Possible payment card breach at Dairy Queen stores

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Several financial institutions are reporting payment card fraud activity on credit and debit cards used at various Dairy Queen stores around the country, according to Brian Krebs.

POS malware infections at two OTTO pizzeria locations in Maine

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About 900 customers at two OTTO pizzeria locations in Portland, Maine, had payment card data compromised after POS malware was discovered on terminals.

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