Information Security

October 2, 2015 - In the latest in a series of high profile data breaches, credit referencing agency Experian says hackers accessed its servers and stole the personal details of 15 million prospective T-Mobile customers.

October 2, 2015 - Donald Trump's luxury hotel chain has confirmed that malware may have compromised customer credit and debit card data.

September 17, 2015 - BitPay lost $1.8 million in a phishing attack late last year, according to lawsuit filed by the bitcoin payment processing firm against an insurer it is trying to get to cover some of the losses.

September 11, 2015 - US insurance group Excellus Blue Cross and Blue Shield has warned that up to 10 million customer records may have been compromised during the course of a two-year cyberattack on its computer systems.

September 29, 2015 - According to a global survey of privacy and risk professionals released today, more than half of the 780 respondents say consumers should not feel confident that companies are adequately protecting their information. The study, conducted by global IT association ISACA, also found that only 29 percent of the respondents are very confident in their enterprise’s ability to ensure the privacy of its sensitive data. In fact, nearly one in five said they have experienced a material privacy breach.

September 17, 2015 - SIFMA today released the following statement from Kenneth E. Bentsen, Jr., president and CEO, upon completion of SIFMA's Quantum Dawn 3 cybersecurity exercise.

September 10, 2015 - Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM), the global leader in content delivery network (CDN) services, published today, through the company's Prolexic Security Engineering & Research Team (PLXsert), a new cybersecurity case study.

September 24, 2015 - The US Office of Personnel Management says that hackers who breached its systems over the summer made off with the fingerprint records of 5.6 million individuals, raising questions over the security of biometrically-protected identities.

September 16, 2015 - A US judge has given a group of banks the go-ahead for a class action lawsuit against Target over the massive 2013 data breach at the US retail chain.

September 9, 2015 - Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, today released the findings of the Breach Level Index for the first six months of 2015, revealing that 888 data breaches occurred, compromising 246 million records worldwide.

September 24, 2015 - A survey of more than 900 cybersecurity experts shows that an overwhelming majority (87%) expect to see an increase in mobile payment data breaches over the next 12 months, yet 42% of respondents have used this payment method in 2015. The 2015 Mobile Payment Security Study from global cybersecurity association ISACA suggests that people who use mobile payments are unlikely to be deterred by security concerns.

September 16, 2015 - A Russian national today admitted his role in a worldwide hacking and data breach scheme that targeted major corporate networks, compromised more than 160 million credit card numbers and resulted in hundreds of millions of dollars in losses – the largest such scheme ever prosecuted in the United States.

September 4, 2015 - Securities Commission Malaysia is to draw key stakeholders together in a bid to create a stable ecosystem for the promotion of fintech innovation in the country.

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