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WikiLeaks furor spawns rival DDOS battles

An anonymous, loosely affiliated group that has been responsible for a series of recent Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) attacks against entertainment industry Web sites over copyright issues, has started attacking organizations viewed as being hostile to WikiLeaks, says a PandaLabs researcher.

Jaikumar Vijayan | 07 Dec | Read more

SQL injection attacks led to massive data breaches

This week's disclosure that the huge data thefts at Heartland Payment Systems and other retailers resulted from SQL injection attacks could finally push retailers into paying serious attention to Web application security vulnerabilities, just as the breach at TJX focused attention on wireless issues.

Jaikumar Vijayan | 19 Aug | Read more

Gartner: No need to drop Heartland over PCI delistings

A Gartner Inc. analyst is urging companies that do business with Heartland Payment Systems Inc. and RBS WorldPay Inc. not to switch to other payment processors just because of Visa Inc.'s decision this month to remove Heartland and RBS WorldPay from its list of service providers that are compliant with the PCI data security rules.

Jaikumar Vijayan | 25 Mar | Read more