The consumerization of IT and business BYOD programs have resulted in potential security problems for IT leaders, according to Gartner.
Unknown attackers have attempted to access a number of Yahoo Mail accounts, the company warned on Thursday, and urged users to change their passwords even if they haven't been affected.
As data dumps of cards stolen in the Target breach continue to be sold on underground cybercrime forums, and the stolen information is being used to perform unauthorised payments, US Attorney General Eric Holder has stated the Department of Justice is "committed to working to find not only the perpetrators of these sorts of data breaches – but also any individuals and groups who exploit that data via credit card fraud." The investigation of the Target breach is still ongoing, and the company has understandably tight-lipped about the details of the attack, but they shared that the hackers have been able to enter the company's system by leveraging credentials stolen from a vendor.
Consumers increasingly share their personal data, including payment information, with a growing number of e-retailers.
The revelation that usernames and phone numbers of some 4.6 million Snapchat users have been compromised marked a very bad start of the year for the company behind the popular photo messaging app, but it is not the end of their security woes.
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