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PoS malware also targeting ticket vending machines and electronic kiosks

Researchers found a new malware program that can steal information from a large number of point-of-sale systems

Home Depot spent $43 million on data breach in just one quarter

The retailer expects 'significant' ongoing expenses from the breach

NSA director: No changes in telephone record collection coming

With the failure of an NSA reform bill in Congress, the agency will continue to operate its US phone records program, Rogers says

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Attackers Trading Malware for Privilege

Hackers will use malware, among other techniques, to break into enterprise systems but once they're in, they're likely to switch away from malware to abusing privileged accounts.

U.S. Retailers Still Struggling With Data Breach Security, Says BitSight

Majority see perfomance decline

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Getting Your Board’s Buy-in on Cybersecurity

You don’t want your first discussion about cybersecurity with your company’s board to happen post-breach.

PCI Council looks for ways to stem data breaches after bad year

The last year has been bad, but the technology is there to stop nearly all data breaches, experts said

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In Depth

Nearly a Billion Records Were Compromised in 2014

In first nine months of 2014, after 1,922 confirmed incidents, criminals managed to compromise 904 million records. Many of the incidents reported in 2014 were record setting, including twenty of them that resulted in the compromise...

US weather agency confirms cyberattack

NOAA shut down some services for unscheduled maintenance after four websites were compromised

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What CIOs Can Learn From the Biggest Data Breaches

A postmortem analysis of some of the biggest recent data breaches offers IT leaders several pieces of advice for staying a step ahead of hackers.

Rights groups, NGOs struggle against malware attacks

The groups aren't able to defense themselves as well as large organizations, according to The Citizen Lab

US Postal Service Suffers Breach of Employee, Customer Data

Data breach affects names, Social Security numbers and other information of 800,000 employees, USPS says

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Chertoff: Cybersecurity Takes Teamwork

The former Homeland Security secretary, who gave the keynote address at the Advanced Cyber Security Center conference in Boston on Tuesday, said collaboration is key in a connected world where the threat landscape is practically...


Cybersecurity 2014: Breaches and Costs Rise, Confidence and Budgets are Low

CSO's 12th annual Global State of Information Security Survey finds CSOs were met with a tough year of stagnant budgets, an increasingly vulnerable Internet, and more successful attacks.

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6 Things We Learned From This Year's Security Breaches

2014 is well on its way to replace 2013 as the highest year on record for exposed records.

Pirate Bay co-founder sentenced to 3.5 years imprisonment in Denmark

He will also be expelled from the country upon his release

How to figure out if a data breach is a hoax

Deloitte has published ways to figure out if an organization has really been breached


Apple Pay Rival MCX Defends Security After Hackers Steal Emails

The Merchant Customer Exchange, a consortium of 58 U.S. retailers whose mobile payment network will take on Apple Pay next year, today fired back against concerns over a hack that pilfered consumer email addresses.

White House Officials Confirm Breach on Unclassified Network

A White House official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said that suspicious activity has been identified on the Executive Office of the President (EOP) network. The official, speaking to Reuters, said that mitigation efforts...

Gigamon says it can analyze attacker SSL traffic without hitting performance

Attackers are increasingly using SSL to encrypt data they steal, which poses challenges for security

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