Global Payments Inc. plans to buy its smaller rival, Heartland Payment Systems Inc., for $4.3 billion. Both payment transaction processors have suffered massive data breaches, and industry observers are weighing in on whether the merged companies will successfully build a strong culture of security.
The FBI has arrested three men on charges that they participated in a hacking and identity theft scheme designed to fuel spam campaigns, including the insider-enabled theft of account details for 24.5 million Comcast customers.
Twitter has issued its first-ever alerts to some users that they may have been "targeted by state-sponsored actors." Some cryptographers, software developers and security experts say they have received the alerts.
Two new malware reports - one from security researchers at technology giant Cisco, another from cybersecurity firm FireEye - demonstrate how developers continue to refine malicious code to maximize information-stealing and extortion potential.
A former U.S. State Department employee has pleaded guilty to running a "sextortion" scheme from the U.S. Embassy in London that was designed to compel young women to share sexually explicit photographs, according to the FBI.
Australian police have raided the Sydney home of cryptographer and entrepreneur Craig Wright, who's been named as being the suspected creator of the bitcoin cryptocurrency. Has the real "Satoshi Nakamoto" finally been unmasked?
A possible settlement between MasterCard and Home Depot to compensate card issuers affected by the retailer's 2014 data breach has created confusion for some banks and credit unions, say attorneys representing institutions in a class action lawsuit.
Dorkbot - one of the world's most prevalent crimeware toolkits - has been disrupted by an international law enforcement and security research firm effort. But similar previous disruptions have failed to eradicate the malware.
Turns out electronic learning products can be bad for children's privacy - and for their parents too. The VTech breach highlights how, despite repeated warnings, too many manufacturers continue to not take security seriously.
Three Greek banks are the latest DDoS shakedown targets of online attackers, who demanded a payment of 20,000 bitcoins ($7.2 million) to cease their attempted banking site disruptions. Security experts say such attacks are on the rise.
Malware: How does it work, who built it and what - or who - is it designed to target? Answering these types of questions is a job for Marion Marschalek of Cyphort, who reverse-engineers malicious code for a living.
As the U.S. moves toward faster payments, it must include new payments providers, such as Apple Pay and Square, as well as banks in all efforts to ensure security, says David Lott of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.
While cyberattacks will continue to menace healthcare and other business sectors next year, organizations can't afford to overlook addressing risks tied to insiders, who are responsible for most data breaches, says Michael Bruemmer of Experian Data Breach Resolution.
Business email compromise attacks are becoming more sophisticated and pervasive, and smaller businesses in English-speaking countries are proving to be the most common targets, says PhishLabs' Joseph Opacki, who calls on banks to show customers examples of the schemes.
Ireland's Cyber Crime Conference in Dublin drew a capacity crowd for a full day of security briefings, networking, hotly contested capture-the-flag and secure-coding challenges, as well as a chance to sharpen one's lock-picking skills.