Data security breaches
- 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.
- December 22, 2014
An update from the office-supply giant shows that 1.16 million cards and point-of-sale systems at more than 1,400 stores may have been affected.
- December 19, 2014
News roundup: As it copes with a devastating, unprecedented cyberattack, Sony Pictures' future as a company could be on the line. Plus: "Operation Cleaver"; labeling HTTP websites "insecure"; and a surge in phishing with malicious links.
- November 20, 2014
A new report links the Staples security breach to an intrusion at craft retailer Michaels. Meanwhile, Staples confirmed it had purchased cyberinsurace to cover the still unknown cost of its breach.
- November 07, 2014
The email addresses were taken in addition to the 56 million debit and credit card numbers that were compromised as part of the massive data breach at the nation's biggest home-improvement retailer.
- October 30, 2014
CurrentC, the retailer-backed mobile-payment platform, admitted to the breach shortly after the Apple Pay competitor was blamed for shutting down other NFC-based payment options.
- October 29, 2014
State-affiliated actors, possibly tied to the Russian government, are thought to be behind a newly confirmed breach of the White House's unclassified computer network.
- October 21, 2014
The Staples breach is suspected to have affected payment card information in an as-yet-undetermined number of the office supply chain's stores in the northeast U.S.
- October 20, 2014
The newly launched Apple Pay mobile payment system could deliver the most secure shopping experience for U.S. customers yet, though it still may not be perfect.