Home Depot Settles 2014 Breach Lawsuit for $17.5 Million
Home Supply Retailer Must Also Implement Several Cybersecurity ProtocolsThe Home Depot reached a $17.5 million settlement of a multistate lawsuit stemming from a 2014 data breach that compromised the payment card data of 40 million customers. The company will also implement new security procedures as part of the agreement.
Updated Trickbot Malware Is More Resilient
Researchers Find 2 Fresh Versions Following Takedown EffortsThe gang operating Trickbot is continuing its activities despite recent takedown efforts, rolling out two updates that make the malware more difficult to kill, according to the security firm Bitdefender.
Chinese Hacking Group Rebounds With Fresh Malware
Researchers: TA416 Ramping Up Phishing Emails Targeting Diplomatic MissionsA Chinese advanced persistent threat group has recently begun ramping up its activities with a new phishing campaign leveraging updated malware that's targeting diplomatic missions around the world to collect data and monitor communications, according to Proofpoint.
UK Telecommunications Security Bill Would Ban Huawei
Government Set to Enforce Minimum Security Standards for Telecommunications NetworksThe Telecommunications Security Bill introduced by the British government aims to set enforceable, minimum security standards for the nation's telecommunications providers, backed by penalties, including for any company that opted to use equipment from high-risk providers such as China's Huawei.
FDIC Issues Guidance to Areas in Illinois Impacted by Severe Storms
The FDIC has announced a series of steps intended to provide regulatory relief to financial institutions and facilitate recovery in areas of Illinois affected by severe storms, straight-line winds, and tornadoes.
FDIC: Institutions Encouraged to Work with Borrowers Impacted by Shutdown
Five federal regulatory agencies encourage financial institutions to work with customers affected by the federal government shutdown.
FFIEC: Statement on End of Microsoft Support for Windows XP
The FFIEC on Oct. 7 issued a joint statement concerning Microsoft's discontinuation of support for its Windows XP operating system as of April 8, 2014.