Target's massive credit breach could have been prevented, it turns out. The No. 3 U.S. retailer apparently received security warnings about the breach but ignored them, allowing the largest credit card heist to occur right under its nose.
On Monday, the ex-National Security Agency contractor who leaked a trove of more than a million top-secret documents to the press in 2013 - leading to an avalanche of revelations about the U.S. cyberspy agency's activities - took the (virtual) stage at South by Southwest.
Cybercrime is on the rise at an unprecedented rate, according to a new McAfee report. McAfee notes new threats are so numerous that its labs recorded more than 200 new threats a minute, or more than three every second.
It was revealed in December that cybercriminals had hacked into Target's database and made off with the largest cache of stolen credit cards in history. Here's how the heist was uncovered and revealed to the public, according to a recent New York Times report.
The White House released Wednesday a new comprehensive cybersecurity framework aimed at strengthening the infrastructure of big data firms against cyber attacks and increasing communication about vital information concerning the cyber attacks.
After the Target data breach over the holidays consumers have been pretty worried about their credit cards and bank accounts. Well, it turns out cybersecurity and other experts agree that you should be worried and expecting more similar attacks.