Reports emerge suggesting a data breach may have occurred, compromising the payment card data of customers who dined at Chik-fil-A.
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Published reports say hackers found a server unprotected by two-factor authentication in order to break in to JPMorgan over the summer and make off with data belonging to 76 million households and seven million businesses.
Mike Mimoso and Dennis Fisher look back on the crazy year that was in security, including the big Internet-wide bugs such as Heartbleed and Shellshock, the Home Depot and Sony breaches and what lessons we learned in 2014.
The wonderful and terrifying thing about the security world is that things never stay calm for long. As soon as you think you have a chance to catch your breath, someone breaks something and it’s time to scramble again. In 2014, those small moments of downtime were hard to come by.
Staples confirmed that it lost close to 1.2 million payment cards in a data breach lasting close to six months and affecting 115 locations in 35 states.
The FBI has officially stated that North Korea is in fact responsible for the recent cyberattack targeting Sony Pictures Entertainment.
Sony Pictures Entertainment has sent a letter to employees warning them that, along with huge amounts of corporate and employee information, some personal health data belonging to SPE employees may also have been compromised in the attack that hit the company in late November.
Researchers at Dell SecureWorks have looked at services and pricing available inside illegal online marketplaces selling crimeware, stolen identities, credit cards, and hacking services.
Dennis Fisher and Mike Mimoso talk about the details of the Sony breach, including the question of attribution, Sony’s response to the attack, media outlets publishing the stolen data and the rise of destructive malware attacks.