The recent attacks on Home Depot and JPMorgan are only the latest in a long-running series of data hacks. And while the number of records taken from Home Depot is yet to be disclosed, estimates indicate that the breach may be "massive."
Updated September 4, 2014
By Hugh Son and Michael Riley Oct 3, 2014
Oct. 3 (Bloomberg) -- Bloombergs Hans Nichols examines the type of information exposed in the latest data breach at JPMorgan, which affected 76 million households. He speaks on The Pulse.
Hackers exploited an employee password to crack a JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) server and ultimately pull off one of the largest cyber-attacks ever, accessing data on 76 million households and 7 million small businesses.
JPMorgan, the largest U.S. bank, outlined the scope of the previously disclosed breach yesterday, reassuring clients theres still no evidence account numbers and passwords were compromised, even as names and contact data were exposed.
October 9, 2014, Thad Rueter By Thad Rueter Senior Editor
An Imperva report says web attackers target retailers more often than financial institutions.
Retailers represent the main target of web attacks, beating financial institutions, according to a new analysis from Imperva.
The data security firm bases its findings on a study of attacks against 99 web applications protected by the companys firewall technology. The attacks took place between Aug. 1, 2013, and April 30, 2014.
Imperva finds that 48.1% of those attacks targeted retail applications. In second place were financial institutions, at 10.0%.
October 9, 2014, Abby Callard By Abby Callard Associate Editor
The breaches of Target, Home Depot, eBay and Michaels are just the biggest among a rash of data breaches hitting retailers. Suffering a breach is now a fact of life for retailers, says security firm IDT911.
Retailers can expect criminals will continue to successfully penetrate their networks and must prepare for what to do ......
By Todd J. Behme August 15, 2014
Jewel-Osco suffered a data breach that exposed customers' payment-card information, marking the latest hacker attack on the retail industry.
All Jewel-Osco stores were affected, according to a spokeswoman. But as of this time, we have not determined that any card data was stolen, and there is no evidence of any misuse of our customers' data, she wrote in an email. The investigation is ongoing.
The chain's parent, a consortium of investors led by Cerberus Capital Management .....