Data security breaches
- May 29, 2015
A breach of the IRS' Internet tax form service "Get Transcript" exposed the personal information and tax filings of thousands of people.
- May 29, 2015
News roundup: Cybersecurity is finally garnering attention at the boardroom table, but not necessarily for the right reasons. Plus: Ponemon's "Cost of Data Breach"; D-Link vulnerabilities; NitlovePOS; bad bots.
- April 24, 2015
The U.S. government wants to solve the weaknesses in online ID proofing systems, but it needs the help of enterprise and security professionals in order to overcome privacy concerns and other issues.
- April 23, 2015
Experts at a Verizon event at RSA Conference 2015 say no data breach response plan is complete until certain human factors are considered.
- April 14, 2015
A '60 Minutes' interview Sunday revealed that not only did Sony Pictures fall victim to well-known, off-the-shelf malware, but that the attackers also destroyed thousands of computers and servers after stealing the data.
- April 14, 2015
In its 2015 Data Breach Investigations Report, Verizon debuts data breach cost estimates based on newly available data, and also advocates for better threat intelligence sharing among different industries facing common threats.
- April 10, 2015
News roundup: Technology and security acquisitions have seen some healthy activity in 2015, driven by two key trends. Plus: 75% of users aren't vulnerable to Heartbleed?; White House hack tied to phishing; first state digital ID law.
- March 20, 2015
News roundup: Researchers at the 2015 Pwn2Own exploited every major Web browser, casting doubt on browser security once again. Plus: high-severity OpenSSL update; IE being phased-out in Windows 10; Americans dodging online surveillance.
- March 02, 2015
Following the theft of data affecting about 50,000 of its drivers, Uber says it has filed a subpoena to obtain GitHub data that may pinpoint the source of its data breach.
- February 27, 2015
News roundup: Data breaches aren't associated with soaring stock prices, but recent examples show breaches may boost stocks. Plus: Gemalto confirms possibility of GHCQ/NSA hack; Target breach costs company $162 million; Superfish swims on.
- January 21, 2015
The Online Trust Alliance finds that over 90% of data breaches resulting in data loss could have been prevented.
- January 16, 2015
News roundup: Recently discovered firmware flaws highlight the challenges posed by hardware security. Plus: Heartland's breach warranty; RSA's overhaul; and Download.com's app (in)security.
- January 09, 2015
News roundup: The FBI maintains North Korea was behind the Sony Pictures hack, in spite of naysayers. Plus: Malware campaign attributed to Russia; new Mac OS X bootkit; cyberattack causes physical damage.
- January 06, 2015
Research from IBM indicates cyberattackers are going after retailers with surgical precision, using fewer attack attempts yet frequently compromising vulnerable databases.
- December 31, 2014
The popular fast-food chain has suffered what may be a massive, months-long payment card data breach that likely dates back as far as December 2013.