Companies More Vulnerable to Cyber Breaches Around New Year By Sarah Frier and Peter Burrows

05/01/2014 06:29
A string of cyber attacks over the holidays — involving Snapchat Inc., Microsoft Corp.’s Skype and Target Corp. — underscore how companies tend to be more vulnerable to hacking during the end-of-year...

Cash machines raided with infected USB sticks By Chris Vallance

03/01/2014 22:22
Researchers have revealed how cyber-thieves sliced into cash machines in order to infect them with malware earlier this year. The criminals cut the holes in order to plug in USB drives that installed...

A Snapchat security breach affects 4.6 million users. Did Snapchat drag its feet on a fix? By Brian Fung

02/01/2014 18:32
Snapchat users are waking up to troubling news: Thanks to a gap in the service's security, the phone numbers and usernames for as many as 4.6 million accounts have been downloaded by a Web site...

Cyber Terrorism - Lloyds

02/01/2014 18:18
Industrial facilities from nuclear plants to dams are increasingly coming under attack from cyber terrorists bent on causing physical damage and disruption from behind their computer terminals. But...

Viewing Where the Internet Goes By John Markoff

02/01/2014 18:09
Will 2014 be the year that the Internet is reined in? When Edward J. Snowden, the disaffected National Security Agency contract employee, purloined tens of thousands of classified documentsfrom...

Briar Group confirms it was source behind Seaport data breach By Ashley Troutman

02/01/2014 13:05
BOSTON ( -- After an investigation, the Briar Group, which runs eight restaurants and bars in the city, learned that their systems were infiltrated causing the data breach that...

Target Could Be Liable for $3.6 Billion from Security Breach - By Kevin Parrish

01/01/2014 11:55
This is just the beginning. Target said on Friday that it is actively partnering with the United States Secret Service and the Department of Justice on the ongoing investigation into the malware...

Stolen TARGET Credit Cards and the Black Market: How the Digital Underground works By Ken Westin

29/12/2013 07:19
With the Target data breach, many are wondering how criminals can profit from the use of the stolen credit cards. The card holders themselves will not be responsible for any of the charges, so how is...

Barclays fined $3.75m after record-keeping failure

29/12/2013 07:03
Barclays has been fined $3.75m (£2.28m) by a US regulator for allegedly failing to keep proper electronic records, emails and instant messages. The shortcomings occurred between 2002 and 2012, said...

From online hacks to plastic fakes: The strange life of a stolen credit card - By Keith Wagstaff NBC News

28/12/2013 10:14
   Sven Hoppe / Sven Hoppe/picture-alliance/dpa/ A police officer holds a confiscated counterfeit credit card in Hamburg, Germany, in April 2013, after arresting four people...

Insurance Questions, Lawsuits Arise in Wake of Target’s Data Breach - By Young Ha

24/12/2013 21:07
U.S. retail giant Target Corp. is busy dealing with the aftermath of the massive data breach that exposed account details of some 40 million credit and debit cards. Already, at least two...

2013: The Year of Privacy - By Omer Tene

22/12/2013 11:33
  If there ever was a “year of privacy,” surely it was 2013. A year that ends with selecting“privacy” as “word of the year;” with privacy making front-page headlines...

Target Data Breach Insurance Case Study - By Christine Marciano

20/12/2013 21:59
Target was targeted by data thieves starting on Black Friday during the most busiest holiday shopping season of the year (between Nov. 27 and Dec.15). It seems that data thieves did some shopping...

Target says 40 million credit, debit card accounts may be affected by data breach

19/12/2013 20:49
MINNEAPOLIS –  Target says that about 40 million credit and debit card accounts may have been affected by a data breach that occurred just as the holiday shopping season shifted into high...
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