Big-box retailer Target has confirmed that a breach that likely exposed some 40 million U.S. debit and credit accounts was caused by a malware attack that infected its point-of-sale system. Find out all the latest details.
On Christmas Eve, Target issued a warning about phishing scams linked to its breach recovery efforts. In response, the retailer says it is launching a dedicated resource page on its website for official communications.
Version 3.0 of the PCI Data Security Standard goes into effect Jan. 1, 2014. What steps should organizations be taking to prepare for implementation of the standard? Troy Leach and Bob Russo of the PCI Security Standards Council explain.
Federal agencies overwhelming ignore guidance on the top 20 critical security controls, a new survey shows. Two risk management experts explain the pros and cons of adopting this guidance vs. broader NIST guidance.
Was it a point-of-sale attack? A network breach? Or was it an inside job? Fraud experts disagree over the cause of the Target data breach, but they are united in how banking institutions should respond.
President Obama defends the National Security Agency's bulk-collection initiative, but suggests he may adopt some of the recommendations presented by a panel that proposes changes in the NSA's surveillance program.
An independent presidential panel makes recommendations to limit the National Security Agency's surveillance methods, including curtailing the way the government systematically collects and stores metadata from Americans' phone calls.
A breach that apparently began on Black Friday may have exposed millions of credit and debit cards used to conduct transactions at Target retail stores, two major U.S. card issuers tell Information Security Media Group.
President Obama met with technology company executives critical of his administration's surveillance program a day after a federal judge ruled that portions of the National Security Agency program could be unconstitutional.
A federal district court judge's ruling that a National Security Agency program collecting metadata from telephone calls could be unconstitutional suggests that the law hasn't kept pace with changing technology.
A combination of technical and managerial problems set the stage for hackers to breach a Department of Energy database last summer, a new report shows. The incident cost the department millions of dollars.
Federal authorities in New York have charged 23 individuals for the roles they allegedly played in a $2 million counterfeit payment card scheme. Cooperation between retailers and law enforcement was vital to the takedown.
NSA Director Gen. Keith Alexander says the agency has taken 41 actions to prevent leaks by insiders in the wake of disclosures of classified documents about the agency's surveillance programs by former agency contractor Edward Snowden.