Articles by Jeff Goldman 

Home Depot Breach Has Already Cost $43 Million

The company also says it 'expects to incur significant legal and other professional services expenses associated with the data breach' in the future.

Virgin Islands Banks Hit by Massive Security Breach

Debit card accounts at Scotiabank, Banco Popular and FirstBank were compromised.

Sony Pictures Entertainment Disabled by Cyber Attack

The company's corporate networks and email were taken offline following the attack.

Regin Malware Likely Came From Western Intelligence Agency

According to the Guardian, the leading suspects are the U.S., the U.K., or Israel.

Verisign Warns of Surge in Large-Scale DDoS Attacks

The number of attacks exceeding 10 Gbps grew by 38 percent from Q2 to Q3 2014.

Citadel Malware Now Targets Password Managers

The Trojan looks for processes linked to KeePass, Password Safe, and the neXus Personal Security Client.

Australian Government Data Breach Linked to Poor Security Training

Data from an Excel spreadsheet containing 9,250 asylum seekers' personal information was mistakenly embedded in a Word document published online.

HSBC Acknowledges Massive Payment Card Breach

2.7 million Turkish cardholders' names, HSBC account numbers, card numbers and expiration dates were exposed.

U.S. State Department Hacked

In response to the breach, the department's entire unclassified email system was shut down, with duty officers using Gmail accounts to communicate.

AT&T Stops Using 'Permacookies' to Track Customer Activity

Verizon, however, is continuing to insert the tracking data into its customers' Web traffic.

Chinese Hackers Breach NOAA

NOAA didn't acknowledge the breach until weeks after the fact, according to the Washington Post.

Darkhotel APT Campaign Targets Traveling Executives

The campaign targets corporate executives via hotel Wi-Fi networks.

BrowserStack Hacked via Shellshock

The hacker leveraged his access to send an email to customers claiming the service was shutting down.

U.S. Postal Service Hacked, Over 800,000 Affected

The Washington Post reports that Chinese government hackers are believed to have been responsible for the attack.

Home Depot Breach Also Exposed 53 Million Email Addresses

The company has also acknowleged that the attackers leveraged a third-party vendor's user name and password to access Home Depot's network.

WireLurker Malware Infects Mac OS X, iOS Devices

The malware has already been downloaded more than 350,000 times.

Researchers Hack Contactless Visa Cards

'With just a mobile phone, we created a PoS terminal that could read a card through a wallet,' says lead researcher Martin Emms.

Capital One Acknowledges Insider Breach

An employee improperly accessed an undisclosed number of customers' names, account numbers and Social Security numbers.

Drupal Acknowledges Major SQL Injection Vulnerability

'You should proceed under the assumption that every Drupal 7 website was compromised,' a security advisory warns.

Hackers Hit Mobile Payment Solution CurrentC

The email addresses of an undisclosed number of participants in CurrentC's pilot program were stolen.

White House Network Hacked

While the unclassified network was breached, officials say there's no indication at this point that any data on the classified network was accessed.

18.5 Million Californians' Personal Data Exposed in 2013

That's an increase of more than 600 percent from 2012, according to state attorney general Kamala Harris.

Survey Finds Enterprises Struggling to Secure Data in the Cloud

Just 19 percent of IT pros are confident they know about all cloud computing applications, platforms or infrastructure in use in their organizations.

Backoff PoS Malware Infections Rising Steadily

The number of Backoff infections increased by 57 percent from August to September 2014, according to Damballa.

Verizon Wireless Uses 'Permacookies' to Track Customer Web Activity

The Electronic Frontier Foundation's Jacob Hoffman-Andrews says AT&T and Sprint may be using similar headers as well.