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Verifone calls security breach ‘limited,’ after quick response

In the news on SC Magazine  |  By Teri Robinson |  March 09, 2017   A day after reports surfaced that payments company Verifone was probing a potential breach of its internal systems and attempted attacks on some affiliated point-of-sale (POS) systems, the company has soft-pedaled the incident, saying in a statement published by The [...]

Executives Must Wake Up to the Value of Risk Management Strategy

In the news on Security Intelligence  |  By Mark Samuels  |  February 06, 2017 Organizations primarily fear potential reputational and brand damage rather than a security breach itself. Still, many businesses lack a risk management strategy to abate those fears. According to a Ponemon Institute survey sponsored by RiskVision, 76 percent of businesses lack a [...]

Children’s Medical Center of Dallas Pays $3.2 Million Fine for HIPAA Violations

In the news on eSecurityPlanet  |  By Jeff Goldman  |  February 03, 2017   The organization failed to encrypt patient data after an unencrypted, non-password protect BlackBerry containing PHI was lost in 2009. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) recently announced that the Children's Medical Center of [...]

Businesses Fear Brand Damage More Than Security Breaches

In the news on Dark Reading  |  By Kelly Sheridan  |  February 02, 2017   Organizations struggling with risk management are more concerned about brand damage than cyberattacks, new Ponemon study shows. Risk management is a challenge for most businesses, but security breaches aren't their top concern. Most fear long-term reputational damage will stem from [...]

MongoDB Ransomware Impacts Over 10,000 Databases

In the news on eWeek  |  By Sean Michael Kerner  |  January 06, 2017   Open, unauthenticated MongoDB database instances are being attacked by multiple groups of attackers, that are encrypting data and demanding a ransom from victims. Attackers are exploiting misconfigured open-source MongoDB databases and holding them for ransom. The ransomware attacks against MongoDB [...]

Yahoo suffers second major hack, 1 billion+ user accounts stolen

In the news on siliconANGLE  |  By Mike Wheatley  |  December 14, 2016   The credentials of more than a billion Yahoo Inc. user accounts may have been stolen in a second major hack on the struggling Internet portal’s systems. The company said Wednesday that the hackers may have even figured out a way to [...]

Hackers Hit Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall, Beacon Theater, Chicago Theater, Michigan State University

In the news on eSecurityPlanet  |  By Jeff Goldman  |  November 25, 2016 The data potentially accessed ranges from students' names and Social Security numbers to credit card numbers and expiration dates. In a pair of major breaches announced over the past several days, hackers have stolen data from Michigan State University (MSU) and from [...]

40,000 Tesco Bank Accounts Accessed by Cyber Thieves

In the news on eSecurityPlanet  |  By Jeff Goldman  |  November 09, 2016 In 20,000 cases, the bank says, the breaches resulted in 'money being withdrawn fraudulently The U.K.'s Tesco Bank recently announced that some customers' accounts were illegally accessed last weekend, "in some cases resulting in money being withdrawn fraudently," according to bank chief [...]