Data Breach: A data breach is an incident where information, typically data that is sensitive, proprietary or confidential in nature, is stolen or taken from a system without the knowledge or authorization of the system’s owner.
Wendy's, the world's third largest quick-service hamburger company, confirms that 300 of its point-of-sale (PoS) systems have been infected with info-stealing malware.
A hacker group shared an online video claiming responsibility for a breach on the Qatar National Bank (QNB) where troves of customer data were dumped online.
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While the Deep Web has often been associated with The Onion Router (TOR), this research paper introduces other networks that guarantee anonymous and untraceable access—the most renowned darknets and alternative top-level domains.
Microsoft is rolling out Office 2016 with an anti-macro malware feature. We tell you all about it and how to activate it.
Data breaches take time and a lot of effort to pull off, but successful breaches can affect not just organizations, but also millions of people. Learn what a data breach is, what types of data is usually stolen, and what happens to stolen data.
A decade's worth of breaches has led to this. Forward-looking threat researcher Numaan Huq analyzes what has happened to the stolen data affecting major US industries. We map out the probabilities; see where the information goes and how much it's sold.
Between 2012 and 2014, the cyber-attacks on the healthcare industry caused it to suffer more than business, government, and military sectors. Attacks have only gotten bigger since then. What makes healthcare such ideal targets?