An attempted intrusion is still being investigated, but Texas-based Sally Beauty has no evidence to suggest that 282,000 payment cards found in an online underground crime market were pilfered from the worldwide retailer.
On the same day that an attacker stole 896 bitcoins from Bitcoin bank Flexcoin, an individual allegedly posted the Mt. Gox code on Pastebin.
We've all been breached, but there are steps we can take to evolve the system, says security strategist Dan Srebnick.
From October 2012 to February 2013, Lauri Love allegedly worked with other hackers to steal and publicly distribute personal information housed on the Federal Reserve network.
Mt. Gox announced on Friday that it has filed for bankruptcy protection in Japan after hackers took advantage of weaknesses in its computer systems to purloin hundreds of thousands of bitcoins.
YouTube's ad network was compromised to host the Styx exploit kit, researchers found.
The malware is based on the leaked code of Zeus and RAM-scraping malware.
Officials are investigating an 11-minute video posted on YouTube that shows new information attackers may have obtained after hacking websites and internal systems belonging to Las Vegas Sands Corp.
The associations will explore options for improved information sharing and implementation of card security technology.
CERT Polska researchers have observed attackers using DNS redirection attacks - made possible due to vulnerabilities in home routers - to effectively access online banking accounts in Poland.
The San Francisco Airport - South San Francisco Embassy Suites hotel is notifying an undisclosed number of guests that their payment card information may be at risk after skimming devices were discovered on two computers.
At least 4,500 payment cards have been compromised in the United States and Canada by a new point-of-sale malware, JackPOS, that is based on Alina, according to researchers with cyber intelligence company IntelCrawler.
Researchers with cyber intelligence company IntelCrawler have discovered a new point-of-sale malware known as JackPOS, which is said to have code similar to the RAM-scraping POS malware known as Alina.
Target announced last week that hackers compromised its systems using credentials stolen from a third party vendor and, on Thursday, Fazio Mechanical confirmed that it was the victim of an attack.
Executives with Target and Neiman Marcus were among the individuals who testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday.
The Bank of England has released the results of Waking Shark II, a Nov. 12, 2013, four-hour simulated cyber attack in London involving hundreds of financial institutions that was designed to test the city's cyber security readiness.
The Gameover variant of the nefarious Zeus banking trojan has recently been observed sneaking past defenses as an encrypted EXE file, according to researchers with Malcovery.
White Lodging Services Corporation is investigating a suspected breach of its point-of-sale systems, the Indiana-based hotel management company announced on Monday.
The benefits of cryptocurrency for consumers are well known, but there are also some downsides that must be addressed.
A worldwide point-of-sale malware operation involving a relatively new trojan - called ChewBacca - has impacted dozens of retailers in the U.S., according to RSA researchers.
Stolen vendor credentials is what led to a massive malware attack on Target's point-of-sale machines, ultimately resulting in the theft of 40 million payment cards, among other information.
Apple CEO Tim Cook addressed using the Touch ID to expand the mobile payments market on Monday, a move that could allow consumers to make a wider variety of purchases by simply scanning a fingertip.
After Target and Neiman Marcus, Michaels Stores is the next in a line of U.S. retailers to reveal that it is investigating a possible security breach that may have resulted in the compromise of customer payment cards.
IntelCrawler concluded on Sunday that 23-year-old Rinat Shibaev - not 17-year-old Sergey Taraspov, as the company previously reported - is the writer of the malware that infected Target's point-of-sale systems.
At the border of U.S. and Mexico, two individuals were arrested in connection with the late-2013 Target breach.
The attack on Neiman Marcus point-of-sale systems dates back to July 2013 and the threat was not completely mitigated until Sunday, unnamed people briefed on the retailer's investigation told the New York Times.
The operation that likely led to the infection of Target's point-of-sale systems is known as KAPTOXA, according to a release by iSIGHT Partners.
Researchers with cyber intelligence company IntelCrawler have identified a new point-of-sale (POS) malware, known as 'Decebal,' available for purchase on underground forums.
Malware found on the payment systems of Neiman Marcus led to the compromise of card data for an undisclosed number of shoppers, but PIN data is not at risk because the retailer does not use PIN pads in its stores.
A class-action complaint was filed against Neiman Marcus in the Eastern District of New York on Monday, just days after the major retailer announced that an undisclosed number of payment cards may have been stolen in a breach.
Target CEO Gregg Steinhafel confirmed in a CNBC interview on Monday that malware introduced on point-of-sale devices is what enabled thieves to steal 40 million cards and other personal information.
In addition to an earlier revelation that 40M cards were pilfered, the PII of up to 70 million individuals was also stolen, according to a Friday statement by Target.
A group of individuals communicating in underground forums are attempting to decrypt a 50GB dump of Triple DES encrypted PIN numbers believed to have been acquired in the massive 2013 attack on retail giant Target.
At the annual Chaos Communication Congress on Friday, German researchers demonstrated a new malware attack against ATM machines.
Three senators have asked that a congressional hearing on consumer data security be held as soon as possible.
A payment processor that handles transactions for Target denied being impacted in an attack on the retail giant's point-of-sale devices.
Hundreds of thousands of gamblers who used credit and debit cards at casinos owned by Affinity Gaming may have had their accounts compromised in a potentially months-long attack on the company's payment systems.
Credit and debit cards and CVV codes stolen by hackers in the holiday Target breach have begun showing up in underground marketplaces.
Retail giant Target has yet to announce exactly how attackers compromised its point-of-sale devices, but researchers and security experts have already begun weighing in on the implications of such a colossal breach.
Unemployment insurance recipients in several states have been affected in a breach of JPMorgan Chase disclosed in early December.
The retailer announced that it had become the target of a more than two-week-long attack that may have compromised 40 million credit and debit cards.
Brazilian authorities removed the front of a sham ATM in São Paulo and uncovered the real one behind it, as well as a new take on a classic skimming operation.
The number of infected computers in the U.S. outpaced, by far, infections in other countries, a security firm found.
The Denmark Financial Supervisory Authority announced on Tuesday that virtual currency is not covered by existing financial regulations.
The botnet is reportedly behind the compromise of more than 20,000 payment cards in recent months.
After recently impacting banks in South Africa, the malware is now infecting point-of-sale systems throughout the globe, including those in the U.S., a security firm found.
Sheep Marketplace, an illicit drug bazaar available over the Tor network, shut down last weekend after millions in bitcoins were plundered from the website.
The system crash reportedly kept bank customers from withdrawing money from ATMs and from carrying out mobile and online transactions.
Like no other year before it, 2013 illustrated for the entire globe just how essential cyber security is to business endurance, economic durability and personal rights to privacy.
The Bitcoin community has banded together to offer a crowd-funded $10,000 bounty for whoever fixes a Mac OS X Bitcoin LevelDB data corruption issue.
Last week hackers stole 1,295 Bitcoins - more than a million dollars - from Denmark-based Bitcoin exchange BIPS.
Although it has yet to be discovered in the wild, researchers have uncovered a sneaky piece of financial malware, known as i2Ninja, being sold on a Russian cyber crime forum.
A penetration testing firm analyzed publicly reported compromises over the last 10 years.
Canada's banking regulator has issued a set of cyber security guidelines for financial institutions, warning that banks must be on the lookout for online fraudsters.
The planned event, called "Waking Shark II," marks the second year the city of London had participated in the security preparedness exercises.
Inputs.io was left unable to pay an undisclosed number of user balances after the free Bitcoin eWallet service was hacked on Thursday and relieved of 4,100 Bitcoin. That translates to about $1.1 million.
Four Romanian nationals have been arrested and charged with targeting ticket vending machines of MTA Long Island Rail Road in a classic skimming operation.
By early 2014, the alliance plans to release an open standard that would shrink users' dependency on password and PIN authentication.
This month's new briefs include insight on the PCI Security Standards Council, DDoS attacks aimed at financial institutions, and more.
An attempted bank burglary has been linked to an April cyber heist on Barclays bank in London where £1.3 million was stolen.
Though victims are primarily in Europe, the list of 24 financial institutions being targeted includes several U.S. banks.
Electronic skimming devices have been circulating for years with varied success, but modified portable and wireless point-of-sale devices are now making it easier than ever for crooks to steal card numbers.
A 19-year-old Argentinean man was arrested and charged with running a botnet that stole funds from gaming and money transfer sites.
Authorities have identified an attacker suspected of carrying out a sophisticated hack against Vodafone Germany, compromising personal information for nearly two million of the mobile phone company's customers.
The Hesperbot trojan has been distributed via sophisticated phishing emails impacting online banking customers in the Czech Republic, Turkey and Portugal.
Criminals have begun targeting the central switch at banks that controls wire transfers to gain access to their choice of accounts, resulting in a far larger payoff than if they merely targeted individual accounts.
The council released a highlight of potential new requirements and guidance to the PCI Data Security Standard and Payment Application Data Security Standard, both due out in November.
Researchers at RSA expect the malware's developers to add a suite of features that in the near future will make it a "full-blown" banking trojan.
Due to DDoS attacks, some customers may have trouble accessing their online accounts.
After attackers planted a remote access trojan on Calif.-based Efficient Services Escrow Group's systems, they carried out a cyber heist that led to the firm's shutdown.
Four Russians and a Ukrainian are charged for their role in the operation, which included help from Heartland and TJX hacker mastermind Albert Gonzalez, who began serving a 20-year prison sentence in 2010.
Fraudsters may take up a new banking trojan as a replacement for older financial malware like Zeus, SpyEye and the Citadel, RSA researchers say.
Security experts say the fledgling e-currency has its upsides for online trading, but the true extent of its payoff for online criminals is yet to be seen.
Saboteurs have included HMTL injection scripts in the trojan, which shows fake web pages in various languages depending on the victims' location.
The store for black market buyers and sellers, discovered by AlienVault Labs, is a prime example of the continued commercialization of online crime rings.
Now that the cat is out of the bag, members of the Carberp gang may be looking to move on to a new business, researchers say.
The incidence of hosting phishing sites has decreased over the past year, but attackers still are finding Canada to be fertile ground to launch attacks, according to an annual report by Websense.
The alleged leaders were based in Vietnam, but sold card credit data of victims throughout the world.
The developer of the trojan, which includes rootkit functionality, is still adding features to the malware to make it more attractive to buyers.
Security experts hope information gleaned by this probe into two affected processors could protect others in the financial industry.
For their role in a brazen heist, eight New York-area individuals are accused of withdrawing around $2 million in one day from hacked prepaid debit card accounts. Globally, the crime ring was responsible for stealing around $45 million.
The trojan carries out a one-time password scam. Researchers who studied the new malware strain, affecting U.K. bank customers, said they are fascinated by the attention to detail the fraudsters applied to the ruse.
Despite the arrests of Gozi ringleaders, the banking trojan still persists and is behind thousands of new infections in the United States.
Law enforcement in Russian and Ukraine have dealt a major blow to a prolific banking malware operation.
Finance companies should adopt an approach of least privilege, which takes into account security and productivity by granting users only the rights necessary to carry out their jobs.
A representative of JPMorgan Chase has confirmed the website of the banking giant suffered a distributed denial-of-service attack Tuesday.
A group of hackers is dissatisfied with efforts to remove an anti-Muslim video from YouTube.
Two men have been indicted in Manhattan on charges they operated a nationwide ATM skimming ring that defrauded bank customers out of more than $3 million, the U.S. attorney's office has announced.
A hacktivist group said Tuesday it has suspended its online barrage against dozens of U.S. banks after one of the highest-viewed YouTube videos of "Innocence of Muslims" came down.
Financial institutions under the FFIEC's jurisdiction have 60 days to comment on proposed guidance designed to ensure they are managing their risk when using social media.
Gozi's creator, Nikita Kuzmin, pleaded guilty to computer intrusion and fraud charges, which could mean 95 years in prison.
Results from a new survey reveal that financial institutions are becoming more successful at reducing fraudulent transactions, as banks improve their protocols and technology and customers become more security conscious.
DDoS attacks against financial institutions in the U.S. may continue unless an anti-Muslim film is pulled offline, hacktivists allege. But a New York Times report said Iran is actually behind the bank website disruptions.
A hacktivist group claims it already has launched the second phase of DDoS strikes against U.S. banks.
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency offered best practices and a compliance reminder for banks seeking to guard against DDoS attacks, which often signal that a bigger problem is happening behind the scenes.
An information-gathering trojan has successfully compromised servers at a number of U.S. financial institutions, according to researchers at security firm Symantec.
RSA researchers believe individuals behind the Carberp botnet are taking advantage of an opening in the marketplace, left by the withdrawing Citadel network.
McAfee has released new findings that incline its researchers to believe the trojan will be a "credible threat" for banks next year.
Judges now may be more apt to take side of small and midsize businesses, not their banks, thanks to a settlement that will allow a small Maine developer to recoup some of its losses from an account takeover.
The latest strain of banking trojan Shylock invokes a new method to circumvent the prying eyes of security researchers.