Articles by Jeff Goldman 

Russian Hackers Target French Presidential Campaign

The attacks are the invisible side of a Russian campaign against Emmanuel Macron, his digital director said.

Chipotle Hit by Credit Card Breach

All customers who paid with a credit or debit card at a Chipotle location between March 24, 2017 and April 18, 2017 may be affected.

87 Percent of Companies Plan to Invest in Security-as-a-Service in the Next 12 Months

40 percent expect their network security spending to increase by 10 to 20 percent over the next year, a recent survey found.

Russian Hacker Sentenced to 27 Years in U.S. Prison

Roman Seleznev, the son of a Russian MP, caused over $169 million in damages by installing malware on point-of-sale machines.

Almost 40 Percent of Industrial Computers Were Hit by Cyber Attacks in 2H 2016

And a quarter of all targeted attacks were aimed at industrial targets, a recent study found.

64 Percent of Security Pros Can't Stop a Mobile Data Breach

And 51 percent believe the risk of mobile data loss is equal to or greater than that for PCs, a recent survey found.

Hajime Malware Infects Tens of Thousands of IoT Devices

The malware's peer-to-peer IoT device network numbers in the tens of thousands, according to Symantec.

Shoney's Restaurants, IHG Hotels Hit by Credit Card Breaches

Customer names, card numbers, expiration dates and verification codes were accessed by malware.

Just 41 Percent of Enterprises Have a Consistent Encryption Strategy

And 37 percent turn over complete control of keys and encryption processes to cloud providers, a recent survey found.

86 Percent of Financial Services Firms to Increase Cyber Security Spend in 2017

That's far higher than 2016, when less than 60 percent said they planned to do so.

At 95 Percent of Enterprises, Employees Are Actively Working to Bypass Security Protocols

The use of VPNs and other tools to bypass security restrictions doubled from 2015 to 2016, a recent survey found.

Data Breach at U.K. Payday Lender Exposes 270,000 People's Personal Information

Names, email addresses, home addresses, phone numbers, bank account numbers and sort codes were exposed.

Targeting the Weak Link in the Supply Chain: Amazon Third-Party Sellers Hacked

Tens of thousands of dollars have been stolen from seller accounts, and fake items have been listed for sale in an effort to steal even more money.

Hackers Activate 156 Emergency Sirens Across Dallas

'We had people asking if we were being attacked,' a city spokeswoman said.

GameStop Investigating Possible Credit Card Breach

Credit card data from online purchases made between September 2016 and February 2017 may have been accessed.

Ransomware Attack on Pediatric Practice Exposes 55,447 Patients' Information

While the company was able to avoid falling victim to the ransomware, the attackers may have been able to access patient data.

Scottrade Hit by Third-Party Data Breach

An employee at third-party vendor Genpact mistakenly left customer information exposed online.

86 Percent of SMEs Are Underfunding Cyber Security

And three quarters of SMEs have two or fewer IT security staff members, a recent survey found.

Major Security Flaws Uncovered in Samsung's Tizen Operating System

The OS is in use on a wide range of devices, including Galaxy Gear smartwatches and Z1, Z2 and Z3 phones.

20 Percent of Users Have Never Changed Their Social Media Passwords

And 53 percent haven't done so in more than a year, a recent survey found.

49 Percent of Organizations Don't Know if They've Experienced Insider Attacks

And 74 percent feel vulnerable to such attacks, a recent survey found.

U.S. Congress Removes ISP Privacy Rules

The NCTA called the repeal 'an important step toward restoring consumer privacy protections that apply consistently to all Internet companies.'

1.4 Billion Data Records Exposed in 2016

That's an increase of 86 percent over the previous year, according to Gemalto.

Cybercriminals See 95 Percent Profit from DDoS Attacks

DDoS-as-a-service providers can launch attacks for as little as $7 an hour, according to a recent report.

Massive Data Breach Exposes 4.8 Million Job Seekers' Personal Info

Names, Social Security numbers and birthdates were accessed.