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Neiman Marcus Data Breach Exposed 1.1M Cards Neiman Marcus Data Breach Exposed 1.1M Cards

Earlier this month, high-end retailer Neiman Marcus confirmed that they had been the target of a widespread data breach that saw hackers gain access to customer credit cards via a sophisticated malware attack. At that time, the company launched an …

CNN’s Twitter, Facebook Hacked by Syrian Electronic Army CNN’s Twitter, Facebook Hacked by Syrian Electronic Army

Late Thursday night, CNN had a bunch of social media accounts hacked. The group responsible, the Syrian Electronic Army, announced their intent to “retaliate against CNN’s viciously lying reporting aimed at prolonging the suffering in Syria.” According to CNN, “the …

A Fifth of Germany Vulnerable in Massive Email Hack A Fifth of Germany Vulnerable in Massive Email Hack
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In gee-that’s-terrifying news, as much as one fifth of the German population is at risk after a massive email hack that targeted .de addresses. Germany’s Federal Office for Information Security announced that passwords and “other details” of 16 million email …

Free Credit Report Offered To Target Customers

After the breach of Target’s security system, that left many of their customers who used debit and credit cards vulnerable to hackers, Target has decided to offer a free credit report and credit monitoring service to those who were affected. …

Neiman Marcus Confirms Data Breach Neiman Marcus Confirms Data Breach

Upscale retailer Neiman Marcus is the latest chain to announce a data breach that may put its customers at risk for credit card fraud. According to Krebs on Security – the same site that broke news of the Target data …

Target Hackers – Could Chip and Pin System Thwart Crooks? Target Hackers – Could Chip and Pin System Thwart Crooks?

With the recent hacking of over 40 million customer’s credit and debit card data – credit card companies are scrambling to keep this from happening again. The recent theft instigated by cyber thieves is renewing pressure on the credit card …

Target Hackers Pounced On Outdated Security System Target Hackers Pounced On Outdated Security System

In the aftermath of the second-largest credit card security breach in American history, new details are emerging regarding what lead to it—and why it may very well happen again. On December 19th, the retailer Target announced that upwards of 40 …

Target Hackers – The Latest On The Cyber Criminals Target Hackers – The Latest On The Cyber Criminals

Target was hacked on Black Friday, and to their credit, it wasn’t but 3 weeks later that the company discovered their customers credit and debit card information was at risk. After the incident, Target spokeswoman Molly Snyder said the company …

Millions Of Google, Facebook, Yahoo, Twitter And LinkedIn Passwords Compromised Millions Of Google, Facebook, Yahoo, Twitter And LinkedIn Passwords Compromised

Two million user passwords from Google, Yahoo, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and other sites were reportedly stolen and posted online. Daniel Chechik at Spider Labs posted about the findings, which is actually a follow-up to a June post about the Pony …

Cyber Monday Ads Could Lead Shoppers to Thieves Cyber Monday Ads Could Lead Shoppers to Thieves
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You’ve seen them everywhere on the internet. Cyber Monday Ads telling consumers where to shop and how much they are going to save. But there’s not always a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Hackers, scammers and …

Fox News Was Hacked, Maybe, For a Second [UPDATED] Fox News Was Hacked, Maybe, For a Second [UPDATED]
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UPDATE: Fox News has acknowledged the issue on Twitter. It’s an internal production problem, apparently: As you may have seen, http://t.co/m6O9czWONs is having issues. It's an internal production problem and will be fixed soon. #FoxNews — Fox News (@FoxNews) November …

iPhone 5s Touch ID Fingerprint Technology Apparently Hacked In Just A Day [Video] iPhone 5s Touch ID Fingerprint Technology Apparently Hacked In Just A Day [Video]
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Well, that didn’t take long. The iPhone 5s was released on Friday with its Touch ID fingerprint-scanning security technology, and it looks as though it may have already been hacked. In fact, it had already been done by Saturday, when …

Baby Monitor Hacked in Toddler’s Room
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Baby monitors are used by parents to do exactly as their name suggests, monitor the baby. We don’t imagine that we are possibly inviting strangers into the safety and security of our homes. Imagine putting your toddler to bed, and …

Chinese Hackers Targeted Obama, McCain in 2008, Say Officials Chinese Hackers Targeted Obama, McCain in 2008, Say Officials
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In 2009, President Obama admitted that his campaign’s infrastructure had fallen victim to a hacking attack. He said that hackers had gained access to some emails, various campaign files, and policy position papers. But he didn’t attach any foreign entity …

Anonymous Announces #OpPetrol, Targets Oil Industry Anonymous Announces #OpPetrol, Targets Oil Industry

Anonymous has a bone to pick with the oil industry. Via various Anonymous related YouTube channels, the hacktivist group announced Operation Petrol this week. As the name implies, Anonymous will be targeting the oil industry. What’s interesting about this particular …

Twitter Suggests News Orgs Designate Twitter-Only Devices to Protect Themselves in Light of Recent Hacks Twitter Suggests News Orgs Designate Twitter-Only Devices to Protect Themselves in Light of Recent Hacks
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In light of the recent hacking attacks that have hit news organizations around the world, Twitter has warned news outlets that they expect the attacks to continue. “There have been several recent incidents of high-profile news and media Twitter handles …

LivingSocial Hacked: 50M+ Emails & Passwords, but No Credit Card Info LivingSocial Hacked: 50M+ Emails & Passwords, but No Credit Card Info
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Daily deals site LivingSocial is the latest major tech company to fall victim to hackers. According to the Washington D.C.-based company, the hack exposed over 50 million users’ email addresses, passwords, birthdates, and more – but no financial information. All …

Australia Claims To Have Nabbed LulzSec Leader, Anonymous Says They Nabbed A Troll Australia Claims To Have Nabbed LulzSec Leader, Anonymous Says They Nabbed A Troll
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Just last week, a member of LulzSec was sentenced for his part in the Sony Pictures hack in 2011 that saw information from the site being spread across the Internet. Now Australia says it’s nabbed another member of the notorious …

AP Twitter Account Back Up Following Hack AP Twitter Account Back Up Following Hack

After being down for over 20 hours following a hack, the Associated Press’ Twitter account is now back up and running. “Thank you for your patience,” tweeted the @AP account early Wednesday morning. Yesterday, around 1 pm ET, the @AP …

AP Hacked, Tweets About White House Explosion AP Hacked, Tweets About White House Explosion
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Two explosions have not rocked the White House and President Obama is not injured. But if you follow the Associated Press’ official Twitter account, you might have seen some disturbing news to the contrary. Earlier this afternoon, the AP’s official …

LulzSec Hacker Responsible For Sony Hack Gets A Year In Prison LulzSec Hacker Responsible For Sony Hack Gets A Year In Prison
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In 2011, LulzSec was a name that everybody knew. They were the hacking group behind the PlayStation Network hack of 2011 that brought the service down for more than a month. They were also responsible for a number of other …