The number of US banks that have apparently been targeted and breached by hackers is slowly rising, as newer reports say that seven financial organizations have been hit.
The massive breach that Target suffered late last year was the proverbial straw that broke the camel's back and made the company decide to move to chip-and-PIN card technology.
The European Central Bank (ECB) - the central bank for the euro - has suffered a data breach, and has only discovered it after receiving a blackmail letter from the attacker.
Trend Micro researchers have discovered and analyzed a clever attack aimed at customers of Austrian, Swiss, Swedish, and Japanese banks.
On 8 and 9 July 2014, an alliance of law enforcement and industry undertook measures against the Internet domains and servers that form the core of an advanced cybercriminal infrastructure attacking online banking systems around the globe using the Shylock Trojan.