Retail data breaches are growing. ISight Partners' Tiffany Jones, a researcher who helped the Department of Homeland Security prepare its report about malware attacks, offers new insight into the latest cyber-attacks.
While details surrounding a suspected breach at Michaels remain unclear, two U.S. card issuers say they believe the retailer was targeted by point-of-sale malware similar to what compromised Target and Neiman Marcus.
Representatives of the American Bankers Association, the National Retail Federation and the PCI Security Standards Council are among those slated to testify at a Feb. 3 Senate hearing on safeguarding consumers' financial data.
Arts and crafts retailer Michaels is looking into a possible data breach that may have led to fraudulent activity on U.S. payment cards. But experts disagree about whether there's a connection to the Target and Neiman Marcus attacks.
In light of recent high-profile retail breaches, The Financial Services Roundtable is asking Congress to pass a national data breach notification law and expand oversight of the retail and telecommunications sectors.
Cybercriminals exploiting weaknesses in how users employ passwords is a significant factor behind an increase in records exposed in breaches during 2013, says Craig Spiezle of the Online Trust Alliance.
A stolen unencrypted laptop recently led to one of the largest health data breaches ever reported in Canada, a nation that lacks federal notification guidelines. Find out how many individuals were affected.