Apple has announced a new payment feature known as Apple Pay for its latest iPhones that uses NFC technology to conduct transactions. Security and payment experts say the move eventually could help improve payment security.
Now that Home Depot has confirmed its payments breach, industry experts weigh the possibility that the home-improvement giant's attack is linked to earlier breaches at Target, Sally Beauty and P.F. Chang's.
Salesforce.com, a cloud-based customer relationship management provider, warns that malware known as Dyre is targeting certain customers. The company sees no evidence that any users have been impacted.
A decision as to when a cyber-attack would lead to the invocation of Article 5 - the provision that states an attack on one member state is deemed an attack on all members - will be made on a case-by-case basis.
Home Depot has already been hit with a class action lawsuit stemming from a suspected data breach. While one legal expert portrays the lawsuit as premature, another says the filing was made because it's highly likely the breach will be confirmed.
Apple plans to add safeguards to help address security vulnerabilities exploited by celebrity photo hackers. But some security experts contend that the proposed changes won't block iCloud account hackers.
While some experts say JPMorgan Chase may have been targeted by some sort of cyber-attack, others warn that jumping to conclusions about a possible breach and the actors behind the alleged attack could cause significant harm to the industry.