Browsing Category: Data Breaches

Financial Services Companies Facing Varied Threat Landscape

SAN FRANCISCO–Many of the stories about attacks on banks, payment processors and other portions of the financial services system around the world depict these intrusions as highly sophisticated operations conducted by top-level crews. However, the majority of the attacks these companies see aren’t much more advanced than a typical malware attack, experts say. “About two[...]

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Data Breaches Show Difficulty of Defenders’ Task

Categories: Data Breaches, Hacks, Malware

When attackers broke into the network of the University of Maryland last month, the university’s wasn’t sure how to react. The organization had never had a major security incident before, and this one qualified as major: 310,000 Social Security numbers and other information was gone. And then three weeks later, it happened again. Wallace Loh,[...]

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