#InformationSecurity News - 11/21/14

  • Amnesty's Detekt tool wants to help you thwart government spying - read the full story at ZDNet
  • Learn how splitting a computer into multiple realities can protect you from hackers at WIRED
  • Healthcare Info Security reports that NSA Chief Michael Rogers says damaging cyber-attacks are coming
  • IBM researchers have found signs that the prolific Trojan is now being used to attack widely used password managers - more at Dark Reading
  • Financial sector terrorism threat grows as the risk from ISIS continues to increase - details at Bank Info Security

#InformationSecurity News - 9/5/14

  • Home Depot investigates possible payment data breach - The source of the possible breach, as well as the number of people who might be affected, was not immediately clear. Read more at CSO Online
  • Federal officials recently confirmed that Hackers uploaded malware to a test server for the Obamacare insurance exchange website in July. The full story is available at Health Care Info Security
  • Via Dark Reading - "China has become infamous for politically motivated intelligence gathering, but new research from Trend Micro shows that a financially motivated, politically independent cybercrime underground is alive and growing behind the Great Wall, as well." 
  • Goodwill release an update this week about a breach affecting about 330 of its stores that exposed information from approximately 868,000 payment cards. Read more at Bank Info Security. 
  • In the aftermath of the recent hacking incidents including the one at Community Health Systems, the healthcare sector is collaborating to evaluate ways to improve cybersecurity intelligence, threat information sharing and incident preparedness. Read more.

#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 via SC Magazine