All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Security’

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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Target To Testify Before Congress Over Colossal Data Breach

The House subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade will hold a hearing during the first week of February to “examine data breaches and their effect on consumers” – and Target is the guest of honor. As you may recall, back in December the retail giant announced a massive data breach, claiming that criminals had gained access to customer information around …

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Target Now Says 70 Million Customers Had Personal Info Stolen, Announces Store Closings

It turns out that the much-publicized data breach that Target announced last month is way bigger than previously revealed. Target announced in December that 40 million credit and debit card accounts had been impacted between November 27th and December 15th. Hackers reportedly gained access to card numbers, expiration dates and security codes. On Friday, Target announced that up to 70 …

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Snapchat Updates App, Says It’s Sorry

Snapchat announced that it has finally released an update for its Android and iOS apps, which enables users to opt out of linking their phone numbers with their user names. The news comes roughly a week after a massive security breach, which saw 4.6 million usernames and phone numbers compromised due to a flaw with the Find Friends feature. The …

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That Yahoo Ad Malware Reportedly Made Bitcoin Slaves Out Of Infected Machines

Yahoo recently confirmed that it was running ads that were spreading malware on some of its sites. Now we learn that said malware was apparently turning infected machines into Bitcoin slaves. The Guardian reports: According to Light Cyber, a security research firm which warned Yahoo of the attacks in late December, one of the malware programs delivered in the attack …

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Yahoo Mail Adds Default HTTPS As Promised

Yahoo announced back in October that it would turn on SSL/HTTPS encryption for Yahoo Mail by default for all of its users starting on January 8th. The company has now announced that it has indeed done so. “Yahoo is fully committed to keeping our users safe and secure online,” writes Yahoo SVP of Communication Products Jeff Bonforte in a blog …

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Intel Ditches McAfee Brand, John McAfee Gives Thanks

Intel announced the launch of a new Intel Security brand, and that all McAfee products will be transitioned over to this brand over time. The company bought McAfee for $7.6 billion in 2010. “The complexity of keeping digital identities safe grows as mobile applications and devices become a more important part of our daily lives,” said CEO Brian Krzanich. “Intel’s …

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Yahoo Ads Spread Malware To Users, Company Confirms

Yahoo confirmed that it was running advertisements that were spreading malware on some of its sites. While this is apparently in the past now, the company acknowledged and confirmed reports that this took place on Friday. IB-Times (published at Yahoo News) shares a statement from Yahoo: In a statement, Yahoo’s spokesperson said: “On Friday, January 3 on our European sites, …

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Snapchat Talks Breach, Updates App

As you’re probably aware, Snapchat was the target of a massive security breach that compromised 4.6 million usernames and phone numbers. The company has since responded to the problem both with an interview for the Today show and a blog post announcing an update to the app. CEO Evan Spiegel spoke about the breach with Carson Daly: Visit NBCNews.com for …

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Mobile Malware to Lead Security Concerns in 2014

As the tech industry has shifted to become more mobile in recent years, cybercrime has also quickly adjusted to the times. McAfee Labs is now predicting that mobile exploits will be where the most growth of the security industry will be focused in 2014. McAfee is predicting that mobile malware in particular will drive growth for the security industry next …

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