Inside the Point-of-Sale Malware Threat

Inside the Point-of-Sale Malware Threat Point-of-sale malware has been at the center of numerous high-profile breaches this year. Many of those attacks have involved three pieces of malware – BlackPOS, FrameworkPOS and Backoff. In a new report, researchers at security firm Cyphort have peeled the layers back from each of these cyber-weapons, which have been…

PCI DSS 3.0 Puts Spotlight on Third-Party Security

PCI DSS 3.0 Puts Spotlight on Third-Party Security Sometimes, securing your own network isn’t enough to guard against a data breach; your ecosystem of third-party providers can introduce a new set of risks to data as well. The latest version of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS 3.0) seeks to help address…

Facebook Addresses Privacy Fears While Ramping Ad Targeting

Facebook Addresses Privacy Fears While Ramping Ad Targeting SAN FRANCISCO – Facebook on Thursday made it easier for people to understand and control how their information is used at the leading social network while expanding its quest to better target ads. The simplified data policy came as Facebook announced that work to improve targeting of…

Research Finds 1 Percent of Online Ads Malicious

Research Finds 1 Percent of Online Ads Malicious One percent does not sound like a lot, but multiple it by the right number, and it can be. Such is the case when it comes to malicious advertising. In research recently presented at the 2014 Internet Measurement Conference in Vancouver, a team of security experts from…

Cyberattack Hit US Weather Service: Report

Cyberattack Hit US Weather Service: Report SAN FRANCISCO – Cyberattackers believed to have been working from China broke through defenses of the US weather service recently, according to a Washington Post report. US media outlets on Wednesday said that the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) confirmed that some of its websites had been…