Whole Foods says it has 'resolved' point-of-sale breach incident

Whole Foods says it has resolved a data breach that it reported last month, in which the company detected unauthorized access to credit card information in some point-of-sale systems.

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Financial institutions launch their own cyber range to train defenders, test tools

by Shaun Waterman • 3 days ago

Banks, insurance companies and other financial institutions are banding together to design and build a series of computer environments where defenders can exercise, train and test tools to defend their real computer networks.

Fin7 weaponization of DDE is just their latest slick move, say researchers

by Shaun Waterman • 4 days ago

High end cybercrime group FIN7 stays one step ahead of defenders by changing their lures within a couple days of being identified.

CISOs are finally getting access to the corporate board — but need more of it

by Shaun Waterman • 2 weeks ago

All the money budgeted in the world for security isn't going to help executives who don't pay attention to the needs of their organization, say a roundtable of CISOs.

Congress rips ex-Equifax CEO over breach: 'I don't think we can pass a law that ... fixes stupid'

by Zaid Shoorbajee • 2 weeks ago

Ex-CEO Richard Smith received an earful on Capitol Hill Tuesday over Equifax's response to its data breach.

Our year conquering the chaos in the cybersecurity community

by Greg Otto • 3 weeks ago

Our managing editor reflects on the first year of CyberScoop.

Equifax: 2.5 million more individuals impacted by hack, total rises to 145.5 million

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 3 weeks ago

The total number of people impacted by the hack stands at 145.5 million.

SEC admits 2016 breach exposed personally identifiable information

by Zaid Shoorbajee • 3 weeks ago

The announcement reverses Chairman Jay Clayton's previous statements about whether the breach exposed anyone's personal information.

U.S., Russia fighting to extradite suspected Russian cybercriminal who ran $4 billion bitcoin exchange

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 3 weeks ago

The U.S. says Alexander Vinnik ran the cryptocurrency exchange BTC-e and engaged in money laundering at the scale of $4 billion.

Private sector task force wants more 'leverage' for cybersecurity defenses

by cyber_admin • 3 weeks ago

The New York Cyber Task Force has identified “frictionless areas” for private sector cybersecurity improvements.

Banking-focused phishing scheme hits inboxes in wake of Equifax breach

by Chris Bing • 3 weeks ago

It's no surprise that hackers are actively attempting to impersonate legitimate banking companies as they communicate with clients about suspicious account activity.

Equifax CEO retires after mega breach

by Greg Otto • 4 weeks ago

Equifax CEO Richard Smith will be stepping down from his position as chairman of the board and chief executive officer, the company announced Thursday.

The business models behind ATM malware empires

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 4 weeks ago

Sophisticated criminal operations have strategic vision and perhaps even insider help.

The leaked NSA hacking tools keep showing up in criminal schemes

by Chris Bing • 4 weeks ago

In practice, EternalBlue will allow a hacker to quickly compromise multiple computers on a shared network as long as they are all similarly running dated Microsoft software.

FedEx attributes $300 million loss to NotPetya ransomware attack

by Zaid Shoorbajee • 1 month ago

FedEx reported an estimated $300 million loss in its first quarter earnings report Tuesday, attributing the loss mostly to a computer virus that impacted the company’s operations across Europe in July.

Equifax executives retire one week after massive security breach

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 1 month ago

The Chief Information Officer, David Webb, and Chief Security Officer, Susan Mauldin, are no longer with the company effective immediately.

The FTC is officially investigating the Equifax breach

by cyber_admin • 1 month ago

It's highly unusual for the FTC to publicly comment on the existence or status of an ongoing investigation.

U.S. officials looking at Apache vulnerability as cause for Equifax breach

by Chris Bing • 1 month ago

The official's comments to CyberScoop are the first from a government source regarding the cause behind one of the largest data breaches in history, which was publicly announced last week.

Capitol Hill comes for Equifax, demanding answers for massive breach

by Chris Bing • 1 month ago

Lawmakers are putting pressure on Equifax after hackers were able to breach the credit reporting behemoth and compromise millions of customer records.

Multiple class-action lawsuits filed in wake of Equifax breach

by Greg Otto • 1 month ago

Not even 24 hours after the Georgia-based credit reporting company announced the incident, lawsuits were filed in federal courts in Georgia and Oregon.

Equifax breached, up to 143 million SSNs and DOBs stolen, all Americans offered credit monitoring

by Shaun Waterman • 1 month ago

The huge data company says it will offer free credit monitoring to anyone who wants it, whether their personal information was was stolen or not.

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