This week, the payment gateway solution provider Charge Anywhere revealed that it had been victimized by a data breach that may have compromised data going as far back as 2009.
Charge Anywhere provides payment gateway services, cloud point-of-sale (PoS) solutions, mobile PoS, and other technologies aimed at banks, enterprises, and payment processors. The attack stands as another example of hackers targeting payment card data by going after PoS vendors, as opposed to just merchants.
Some 19% of 340 technology executives surveyed by security vendor Radware Inc. earlier this year described attacks against their companies as “constant,” with about 15% saying the attacks lasted more than one month.
This marks the first time in the four years that Radware has done the survey where so many respondents reported experiencing month-long attacks. “This trend challenges the traditional concept of incident response, which assumes a normal state without attacks,” Radware said in its “Global Application & Network Security Report.”
The FBI declined to name the source of the Sony Pictures hack during a U.S. Senate hearing on Wednesday.
"I won't touch on the attribution piece because we're still working very hard on that," said Joseph Demarest, assistant director of the FBI's cyber division. Demarest's comment was in reply to questions from Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) during a hearing of the Senate Banking Committee.
The pipeline was outfitted with sensors and cameras to monitor every step of its 1,099 miles from the Caspian Sea to the Mediterranean. The blast that blew it out of commission didn’t trigger a single distress signal.
Serious vulnerabilities exist in Google App Engine (GAE), a cloud service for developing and hosting Web applications, a team of security researchers has found.
The vulnerabilities could allow an attacker to escape from the Java Virtual Machine security sandbox and execute code on the underlying system, according to researchers from Security Explorations, a Polish security firm that found many vulnerabilities in Java over the past few years.