A Russian cyber gang has breached over 420,000 web and FTP sites to pilfer over 1.2 billion credentials, according to Hold Security, saying it discovered "what could be arguably the largest data breach known to date."
Target Corp.'s net breach expenses not covered by insurance are expected to total $146 million for its most recent three quarters following the company's massive December 2013 data breach that compromised payment card information.
Cybersecurity researchers at the Georgia Tech Research Institute are developing a tool known as BlackForest that amasses information from the Internet to give organizations an early warning of a pending cyber-attack.
P.F. Chang's China Bistro now says a breach of its card processing system may have resulted in the theft of customer payment card information at 33 of its 210 U.S. locations. Security experts question why so few of the locations were affected.
Among the major data breaches reported during the week of July 28 was an incident at Irish online gambling site Paddy Power that impacted 650,000 customers. View this week's infographic of the top five breaches for the week.
A U.S. federal court judge has upheld a warrant requiring Microsoft to give the Justice Department copies of e-mails being stored at a data center in Dublin. But Microsoft plans to appeal the ruling on privacy grounds.
Brian Cornell, newly appointed CEO of Target Corp., faces the challenge of ensuring that the protection of customer information is a top priority at the company following last year's massive data breach.
Tackling perplexing challenges when it comes to cyberspace and information security, and protecting the United States while doing it, is one of the Army Cyber Institutes biggest tasks, says its director, Army Col. Gregory Conti.
A U.K. House of Lords subcommittee has criticized the recent EU Court of Justice "right to be forgotten" ruling as being "unworkable, unreasonable and wrong in principle." The U.K. government says it plans to fight the measure.