Global Payments breach: Understanding the role of processors in the credit card transaction chain

The Global Payments credit card data breach investigation s still in its early stages, and right now the full extent of the situation is yet to be determined. In a press conference this morning, senior executives from GPN did say that the breach is fully contained and the company has a team of security experts and law enforcement professionals on...

Read more

Online shopping is top DDoS attack target, application-layer techniques dominate, Kaspersky reports

Online shopping sites are the leading target of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, according to Kaspersky Labs. An analysis posted on Securelist reports that a quarter of the attacks detected in the second half of 2011 were aimed at online shops, auctions, etc., followed by online trading (20%), online gaming (15%) and banks...

Read more

European Cybercrime Centre holds promise of coordinated effort in a war we are losing

Perhaps the best news to come out of the EU this week was not the proposed legislation to define cyber crime and set minimum sentences across the members national boundaries, but the European Commission announcement establishing a European Cybercrime Centre. Let’s face it, the problem really isn’t defining cyber crime. The proposed...

Read more

Adobe issues two critical Flash Player updates

There's an update two more critical security vulnerabilities for the ubiquitous, popular and so very vulnerable Adobe Flash Player. While Adobe security updates lack the predictability of Microsoft's Patch Tuesday, they crop up with disturbing frequency. Windows user have the option of using the new background updater to automatically...

Read more

It makes sense: U.S. continues to be leading host for malware and phishing, Websense reports

The U.S. continues to lead the world in malware connections and malware hosting — a smart tactical approach for cyber criminals, according to the 2012 Websense Threat Report. The rationale, the web security company explains, is that no one is likely to block a U.S. domain because of the impact on Internet users. And it’s something of a...

Read more

More Posts