Financial institutions are starting to report fraud tied to the massive Home Depot payment card data breach. One card issuer calls the fraud ramp up "much greater than what we saw from Target, Michaels and Neiman Marcus."
Home Depot says an estimated 56 million payment cards were exposed in a data breach at its U.S. and Canadian stores. The retailer says an investigation revealed the breach involved custom-built malware not used in other cyber-attacks.
A cross-site scripting vulnerability at eBay.co.uk left an undetermined number of users susceptible to an attack that attempted to steal their credentials when they clicked on links within a listing offering a used iPhone for sale.
Experts review new allegations that have emerged about information security practices at Home Depot in the wake of the retailer confirming that it suffered a data breach resulting in the theft of an unknown quantity of credit and debit cards details.
Google says just 2 percent of the recent dump of nearly 5 million credentials to Russian cybercrime forums contained valid Gmail username and password combinations. But anyone who reused the same passwords on other sites remains at risk from hackers.
Amidst a year of high-profile and costly data breaches, what can organizations be doing to help ensure they aren't the next victims? Charley Chell of CA Technologies discusses new authentication solutions.
Security experts are advising Google users to change their passwords in the wake of almost 5 million usernames and passwords surfacing on Russian cybercrime forums. But some of the stolen data may be several years old.
Now that Home Depot has confirmed its payments breach, industry experts weigh the possibility that the home-improvement giant's attack is linked to earlier breaches at Target, Sally Beauty and P.F. Chang's.
The EU is expected to approve in October an updated data protection law that spells out uniform breach notification requirements, security expert Jacky Wagner explains. The measure would apply to any business that targets Europeans.