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News Scan: Home Depot malware shares Target breach origins; CIOs rely on intuition as often as big data analysis; more

The top news stories for Sept. 15, 2014.

News Scan: Nearly all Home Depot customers could be impacted by breach; Vendor management gets more critical; more

The top news stories for Sept. 8, 2014.

Target says banks can't sue over massive data breach

Target wants a Minnesota federal judge to throw out a consolidated class action lawsuit brought by banks over the retailer's massive data breach.

Is Home Depot the new Target of data breaches?; Cybercriminals don't want fame and fortune; More

The top news stories for Sept. 3, 2014.

Microsoft's Active Directory is missing link in Target breach saga

Once the Target attackers penetrated the retailer's network using stolen credentials from a third party vendor, they exploited weaknesses in Microsoft's Active Directory to get access to the core of its network, according to an analysis by security firm Aorato.

POS system breaches can put small firms out of business, warns researcher

Every year, there are thousands of credit card breaches at small businesses, some of which are forced to close as a result.

Security breaches cause greater scrutiny of third-party service providers

Greater scrutiny is being put on third-party service providers after a series of security breaches saw hackers successfully exploit vendors and service providers to compromise their primary targets.

Target CISO takes over at a time of consumer anger with data breaches

Target's new chief information security officer Brad Maiorino takes the reins of the retailer's IT security program at a time of growing consumer anger at retailers for data breaches.

Despite high-profile breaches, firms failing to address third-party risks

Companies are failing to address third-party security risks, despite some recent high-profile breaches that resulted from poor security at third-party vendors, such as the Target breach that exposed 40 million credit and debit card numbers and other information.

Repeat data breach victims highlight failure of IT security programs

Despite all of the publicity surrounding the data breaches at companies like  Target  and  Adobe, some firms are still not taking measures to reduce their risks, and are suffering multiple breaches as a result.