Welcome to our weekly roundup, where we share what you need to know about the cybersecurity news and events that happened over the past few days.
Below you’ll find a quick recap of topics followed by links to news articles and/or our blog posts providing additional insight. Be sure to check back each Friday for highlights of the goings-on each week!
Wendy’s, the nationwide chain of fast-food restaurants, says it is investigating claims of a possible credit card breach at some locations. The acknowledgment comes in response to questions from KrebsOnSecurity about banking industry sources who discovered a pattern of fraud on cards that were all recently used at various Wendy’s locations.
Israel’s Electricity Authority has been under a “sever cyberattack” since Monday, according to the country’s energy minister. Yuval Steinitz told The Times of Israel a virus had been identified in the energy department, and software that was already in place was working to neutralize it.
A recent survey of 1,114 senior IT security executives at large enterprises worldwide has found that fully 91 percent of respondents feel their company’s sensitive data is either somewhat, very, or extremely vulnerable to both internal and external threats.
At least 111 million individuals’ data was compromised due to hacking or information technology problems in 2015, according to a report released Wednesday by cloud security company Bitglass, based on numbers made available by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
The Nuclear Threat Initiative’s security index rightly criticizes other countries for failing to address the threat of cyberattack against their nuclear facilities but overlooks the failings of our own country. However, the report assigns the United States a perfect cybersecurity score.
As part of an effective cybersecurity policy, advisers need to pay more attention to password authentication, fingerprint scanners and other technologies to protect their data. Yet, passwords still remain an issue among users across the Internet.
Computers just got even more scarily smart. A program designed by Google (GOOG) researchers has become the first to defeat a professional human player at the ancient Asian game of Go.
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