Posts Tagged ‘CU Info Security’

Coronavirus update: Tips for travel

Coronavirus update: Tips for travel

Globally, the coronavirus has infected more than 75,000 people and led to over 2,000 deaths. But business travelers should avoid panic, says pandemic expert Regina Phelps, who offers preventive health tips for those [...]

ATM malware retooled to strike more machines

ATM malware retooled to strike more machines

In early 2013, cybercriminals began deploying in Mexico what some security experts described as one of the most advanced pieces of malware that's ever been built to steal money from ATMs. Nicknamed Ploutus, it evolved [...]

Transition to Trump administration: The cyber risks

Transition to Trump administration: The cyber risks

As the Trump administration begins, expect a ramp-up in cyber espionage as well as more "test attacks" by nation-states, says cybersecurity specialist Brad Medairy of the consultancy Booz Allen Hamilton. "We're really in a transitional [...]

Visa unveils prototype ring of payment power

Visa unveils prototype ring of payment power

Asking how many different technologies consumers will tolerate when it comes to paying for their goods and services is a bit like asking how many more superheroes moviegoers will countenance in the latest "Avengers" film. [...]

Faster payments: Mitigating the fraud risks

Faster payments: Mitigating the fraud risks

The Federal Reserve will carefully scrutinize the security components of proposals it's receiving this month for technologies that can be used to enable faster payments in the United States. That's because a key issue in [...]

Solve old security problems first

Solve old security problems first

Addressing the challenges of how to better defend against and more rapidly detect data breaches involves much more than buying the latest technology, says security expert Haroon Meer. "We are hyper-obsessed with the latest [technology], [...]

Hyatt falls to POS malware infection

Hyatt falls to POS malware infection

Just in time for Christmas, Hyatt is notifying customers that their payment card data may have been compromised by malware-wielding cybercriminals. The major hotel chain is thus encouraging its customers "to review payment card account [...]

How criminals cracked EMV

How criminals cracked EMV

European criminals cannibalized stolen EMV cards, combining clipped smartcard chips with miniature microprocessors to construct fake payment cards that defeated point-of-sale security checks, enabling them to commit as much as 600,000 euros ($680,000) [...]

Best practices to safeguard against web application attacks

Best practices to safeguard against web application attacks

Traditional security measures meant to safeguard your data by stopping web attacks and data breaches have proven ineffective. Just think about the news stories over the past year - Sony, OPM, Ashley Madison - the [...]

Why Shellshock battle is only beginning

Why Shellshock battle is only beginning

Fighting Hackers Leveraging the Flaws Could Go on for Years. by: Tracy Kitten Nearly two weeks after news of Shellshock broke, attacks that attempt to exploit Bash vulnerabilities are already grabbing headlines. But Akamai's Michael [...]

ID theft ring targeted bank customers

Tellers Allegedly Stole Information Used for Fraud. by. Jeffrey Roman Five individuals, including three bank tellers, have been arrested and charged for their alleged role in a New York-area identity theft ring that targeted customers [...]

Target names its first CISO

Target names its first CISO

Formerly Served as InfoSec Leader at GM and GE. by. Jeffrey Roman Target Corp. has chosen the former leader of information security at General Motors and General Electric as its first CISO. The move comes [...]

Online retailers at increased risk

Online retailers at increased risk

by. Tracy Kitten The breach of e-commerce retailer LaCie is the latest indicator that more fraudsters are targeting online merchants because card-not-present transactions are particularly vulnerable (see Retailer LaCie Confirms Breach). LaCie, a French computer [...]

Heartbleed: Government agencies respond

Heartbleed: Government agencies respond

U.S., Canada Issue Statements on OpenSSL Vulnerability. by. Jeffrey Roman As news of the Heartbleed bug sinks in, government agencies in the U.S. and Canada are reacting to the newly discovered Internet vulnerability. [...]

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