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Tech groups press Congress to pass USA Freedom Act

As Congress returned from summer recess Monday, several technology and civil rights groups quickly renewed their push for a bill that seeks to put curbs on the bulk collection of phone records and Internet data by the government.

Written by Jaikumar Vijayan10 Sept. 14 06:14

Home Depot confirms breach

After nearly a week of investigation, Home Depot on Monday confirmed that intruders had indeed broken into its payment networks and accessed credit and debit card data belonging to an unspecified number of customers who shopped at its U.S. and Canadian stores.

Written by Jaikumar Vijayan09 Sept. 14 08:23

Data shows Home Depot breach could be largest ever

It looks like Home Depot may have earned the dubious distinction of being responsible for the biggest compromise ever involving credit and debit card data.

Written by Jaikumar Vijayan04 Sept. 14 06:44

US Home Depot breach could potentially be as big as Target's

In what could turn out to be another huge data breach, Home Depot on Tuesday confirmed that it is investigating a potential compromise of credit card and debit card data belonging to an unspecified number of customers.

Written by Jaikumar Vijayan03 Sept. 14 06:21

Backoff malware infections are more widespread than thought

The number of businesses hit by the data-stealing Backoff malware may be substantially more than the 1,000 or so companies estimated by federal officials, according to security vendor Kaspersky Labs.

Written by Jaikumar Vijayan30 Aug. 14 20:36

Retailers warned to act now to protect against Backoff malware

The Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council on Wednesday issued a bulletin urging retailers to immediately review their security controls to ensure point-of-sale systems are protected against "Backoff," a malware tool that was used in the massive data theft at retailer Target last year.

Written by Jaikumar Vijayan28 Aug. 14 06:16

Amazon's efforts to test drones for package delivery gain support

The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), which represents the nascent commercial drone industry in the U.S., has thrown its considerable weight behind a bid by Amazon to test drones for use in the online retailer's proposed Prime Air package delivery service.

Written by Jaikumar Vijayan28 Aug. 14 00:09

Tesla recruits hackers to boost vehicle security

Electric carmaker Tesla Motors wants security researchers to hack its vehicles. In coming months, the Silicon Valley based high-tech carmaker will hire up to 30 full-time hackers whose job will be to find and close vulnerabilities in the sophisticated firmware that controls its cars.

Written by Jaikumar Vijayan27 Aug. 14 03:02

Healthcare organizations still too lax on security

The data breach at Community Health Systems that exposed the personal information on more than 4.5 million people is a symptom of the chronic lack of attention to patient data security and privacy within the healthcare industry.

Written by Jaikumar Vijayan20 Aug. 14 06:25

Grocery stores in multiple states hit by data breach

A data breach at Supervalu Inc., one of the largest grocery wholesalers and retailers in the U.S., could affect thousands of people who shopped at the company's stores in June and July.

Written by Jaikumar Vijayan16 Aug. 14 03:36

Tennessee firm blames bank for $193K cybertheft

A lawsuit filed in Tennessee earlier this month has resurfaced questions about a bank's responsibility in protecting customers against cyberheists.

Written by Jaikumar Vijayan14 Aug. 14 05:30

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