Target is accelerating plans to move to a full chip-and-pin system for its branded credit and debit cards.
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AOL said its networks were breached and customer information was stolen to send spoofed spam messages. Users are being told to change their passwords.
Officials at Iowa State University said Tuesday that the personal data of nearly 30,000 alumni, including Social Security numbers, was compromised during a data breach.
Social Security numbers are among the more than 300,000 records exposed in a University of Maryland data breach from earlier this week.
New report shows that health care industry intellectual property, payment information, and patient data are poorly protected and, in many cases, already compromised.
Steve Adegbite of Wells Fargo stressed that the idea of operational risk assessment and management is perhaps the most important aspect of organizational security.
The HVAC contractor linked to the Target breach says the only data connection between the two companies was a billing system. ICS experts, meanwhile, decry the security of bridges between IT and facilities systems.
The attackers behind the Target data breach may have used hardcoded default credentials in system management software move laterally on the retailer’s network and exfiltrate stolen payment card data.
Dennis Fisher and Mike Mimoso talk about the big security stories of the last couple of weeks, including the developments in the Target data breach, the president’s speech on NSA surveillance reforms and SCADA security woes.
The attackers who infiltrated Target’s network several weeks ago and made off with 40 million credit and debit card numbers used a multi-stage attack, funneling their stolen data through an FTP server and then a VPS server in Russia. It took more than two weeks, but the attackers eventually exfiltrated about 11 GB of data, researchers say.