Oct 29th Firms using cloud for competitive advantage double revenue, claims IBM study

Organisations that use cloud computing platforms robustly for big data analytics, collaboration and customer relationship management are reporting nearly double the revenues and profit growth of those that are more cautious about using cloud, according to an IBM study. The global study of over 800 enterprise IT decision-makers, found one in five ... Read More »

Sep 6th Ga. Labor Dept. emails out thousands of social security numbers

Source: wsbradio.com By Pete Combs How would you like a stranger to know your name, age, phone number, email and social security number? For thousands of Cobb and Cherokee County residents, that nightmare is now a reality. The Georgia Department of Labor admits one of its employees mistakenly sent vital information including social security ... Read More »

Jun 20th PCI e-commerce compliance guidelines for third-party payment processors

E-commerce companies are increasingly relying upon third-party service providers to assist with processing credit card transactions. Outsourcing this activity can help ease the burdens of processing and securing transactions, as well as implementing many PCI DSS compliance requirements. In response to this trend, the Payment Card Industry ... Read More »

Apr 1st ‘TeamSpy’ Virus Misuses TeamViewer

Have hackers been taking advantage of remote access tool TeamViewer to spy on victims? That appears to be the case, according to a recent post from security blog CrySyS. “Many of the victims appear to be ordinary users, but some of the victims are high profile industrial, research, or diplomatic targets, including the case that triggered our ... Read More »

Jan 22nd Java vulnerabilities continue to crop up with Java 7, Update 11 release

Polish security research firm Security Explorations announced on Friday that it had submitted two new Java vulnerabilities, along with proof-of-concept code, to Oracle, making it clear that significant security issues remain in Java even after last week's patch. In a post to the Full Disclosure list, Security Explorations CEO Adam Gowdiak said, ... Read More »

Jan 16th Zaxby’s investigates credit, debit card breach

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution In what restaurant experts called an eatery’s worst nightmare, chicken chain Zaxby’s on Tuesday warned customers that their debit and credit card information may have been hacked. The Athens-based company said malware with suspicious files has been found on computers in more than 100 stores across the ... Read More »

Oct 30th Ten Ways To Secure Web Data Under PCI

PCI compliance can create headaches for companies that do online commerce. Is your e-business ready? Whether they're brick-and-mortar or online, merchants find the Payment Card Industry's requirements for protecting credit card data challenging and confusing. But all retailers must understand how to protect the credit card and other customer ... Read More »

Oct 30th Cyber Attack Hits Millions South Carolina Taxpayers

Millions of taxpayers in the U.S. state of South Carolina are now at risk after a reported incident in which a hacker breached data for 3.6 million citizens from the state’s Department of Revenue. Some the information had been left notably unencrypted and pertained to those filing taxes within the state since 1998. In response to the incident, ... Read More »

Oct 24th Credit Card Data Breach at Barnes & Noble Stores

WASHINGTON — Hackers have stolen credit card information for customers who shopped as recently as last month at 63 Barnes & Noble stores across the country, including stores in New York City, San Diego, Miami and Chicago, according to people briefed on the investigation. The company discovered around Sept. 14 that the information had been ... Read More »

Aug 20th Hackers Hijack Royal Mail Name to Spread Malware

(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – A new malware attack is hitting unsuspecting users in the form of an email message falsely labeled as being from Royal Mail, according to a Monday report from security firm Sophos. The message itself pertains to a fake shipment advisory and contains a malicious ZIP file carrying a trojan known as ... Read More »