The United States Secret Service estimated more than 1,000 businesses have been infected by the "Backoff" point-of-sale malware, and many of them are unaware they have been compromised, according to a Department of Homeland Security advisory.
Industry reactions to news that group of hackers presumably located in China managed to breach Community Health Systems, one of the largest hospital operators in the United States, and steal the records of 4.5 million patients.
The UPS Store said on Wednesday that computer systems at several of its franchised center locations had been infected with stealthy malware that went undetected by its anti-virus software and exposed customer payment data.
Supervalu and Albertsons are notifying customers that information associated with their payment cards might have been stolen after hackers broke into systems that processes credit and debit card transactions.
In an open letter to Automotive industry CEOs, a group of security researchers called upon automobile manufacturers to build cyber-security safeguards inside the software systems powering various features in modern cars.
With risks to national and economic security increasing, other avenues of cyber defense are receiving attention. Improving resilience and the promising application of predictive analysis to the prevention of cyberattacks before they occur are two such areas
it’s hard to build continuity under inconsistent leadership. It’s also really hard to beat the hackers when the person responsible for keeping them at bay has less job security than an NFL coach with a losing record.
The fall of a high-profile CEO due to security concerns makes me envision a scenario where security is now given a more prominent role on the executive team, with more emphasis placed on avoiding the breach in the first place.