New details about attacks aimed at compromising card data from Global Payments, Heartland and others were revealed last week when federal authorities unsealed indictments against five alleged cyber-criminals.
How were four Russians and a Ukrainian allegedly able to steal more than 160 million payment card numbers from corporate networks over seven years? An indictment announced by U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman provides details.
Harbor Freight Tools, a 400-store retail chain, is reporting a cyber-attack against its payment processing system. The breach is the latest involving compromised merchant processing systems that one security analyst says proves payments systems are "fundamentally insecure."
The National Security Agency is piloting a new program, as a result of the Edward Snowden incident, in which systems administrators with top-secret clearance can access certain secret documents only with the approval of another colleague.
The apparatchiks at the Kremlin think they're clever sorts with plans to replace computers with typewriters to prevent the American e-spies at the National Security Agency from hacking into Russian intelligence systems.
Frustration over the growing number of retail breaches is heating up. See what our readers had to say after the malware attack that hit MAPCO Express, and why they believe PCI compliance isn't enough to ensure security.