#InformationSecurity News - 8/22/14

Here's a look at this week's top information security news stories: 

  • UPS reveals data breach - POS malware compromises transactions at UPS Store locations. All told, 51 of its U.S. franchised center locations across 24 states were infected, which may have resulted in attackers compromising customers' personal information and payment card details, thus placing them at risk of identity theft and fraud.
  • Is Heartbleed Behind Healthcare Breach? Healthcare Info Security analyzes the cause of Community Healthcare Systems' breach.  
  • A Chinese national is facing prison time after a federal grand jury indicted him on five felony charges related to a computer hacking ruse that targeted defense contractors Boeing and Lockheed Martin. The full story is available at SC Magazine
  • Recently, news broke that a possible data breach at various supermarket chains may have affected 1,000 stores across the US, thanks to hackers being able to install malware on point-of-sale (PoS) systems. Response from the security community has been less than forgiving. Read more at Info Security Magazine.
  • Vitamin seller website attacked, payment cards and other info compromised. Learn more about the recent attack on TheNaturalOnline.com via SC Magazine