CUInfoSecurity Week in Review for Friday, April 8, 2011

Experts say banks and retailers are doing all they can to control concerns in the aftermath of the Epsilon e-mail breach, and a well-crafted e-mail fooled an RSA employee into opening a phish that led to a sophisticated attack on the company's information systems.Here's a list of some of this week's most compelling content on CUInfoSecurity.com:
  • Epsilon Breach: How to Respond. Experts say banks and retailers are doing all they can to control consumer concerns in the aftermath of the Epsilon e-mail breach. Communicating with customers about the incident and warning them not to click links in phishing e-mails are all these impacted institutions and companies really can do;
  • 'Tricked' Employee Led to RSA Breach. A well-crafted e-mail with the subject line "2011 Recruitment Plan" tricked an RSA employee into retrieving the correspondence from a junk-mail folder and opening the message containing a virus that led to a sophisticated attack on the company's information systems. That's according to a top technologist at RSA; and
  • Heartland Breach: Legal Update. A U.S. District Court in Texas has granted motions made by Heartland Bank and KeyBank to dismiss civil actions brought against them for their involvement in the 2009 Heartland Payments breach.
  • Please listen to this roundup, and check out all of the month's and week's news and views on CUInfoSecurity.com.




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