All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Hackers’

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 investigation into the breach. Now, Neiman Marcus is sharing some of the preliminary findings and have admitted that the breach …

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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 affected accounts included CNN’s main Facebook account, CNN Politics’ Facebook account and the Twitter pages for CNN and CNN’s Security …

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A Fifth of Germany Vulnerable in Massive Email Hack

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 users had been breached by hackers. With a population of around 80 million, that means that 20% of Germany’s population …

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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. Approximately 70 million customers, who made credit and debit card purchases in their U.S. Target stores between November 27 and …

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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 breach back in December – Neiman Marcus confirmed that it is working with the US Secret Service to investigate a …

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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 industry to improve its defenses against fraud. Could this have happened because of a faulty and outdated system? Perhaps a …

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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 million credit card numbers were hacked between the period ranging from the day before Thanksgiving until about December 15th. While …

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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 had notified millions of affected customers for whom it had email addresses. Approximately 40 million customers had been affected. Banks …

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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 botnet controller. At the time, it was found that about 650,000 website credentials had been stolen from Facebook, Yahoo, Google …

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Cyber Monday Ads Could Lead Shoppers to Thieves

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 thieves are just as excited for Cyber Monday as you are. So, you’ve waited patiently because you knew Cyber Monday …

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Fox News Was Hacked, Maybe, For a Second [UPDATED]

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 5, 2013 ORIGNAL ARTICLE: WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! For a couple of minutes on Tuesday afternoon, FoxNews.com looked just plain silly. Stuff, yo. …

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iPhone 5s Touch ID Fingerprint Technology Apparently Hacked In Just A Day [Video]

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 the Chaos Computer Club (based in Germany) claimed to have done so, providing a video as evidence. “A fingerprint of …

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