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Criminals Traded 110 Million Stolen Credentials in 2014, Experian Says

Online credentials more valuable than card data


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USB is Now UEC (Use With Extreme Caution)

USB is an acronym for Universal Serial Bus; at least that is what it has stood for since 1999 when it was patented. But now it may take on a new meaning and instead stand for Ultimate Security Breakdown.

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Staples Confirms Data Breach Investigation

Monday evening, investigative journalist Brian Krebs reported that multiple banking sources were seeing a pattern of credit and debit card fraud. The common thread between each case were purchases made at Staples Inc. stores in the...

Researcher creates proof-of-concept worm for network-attached storage devices

Infecting NAS devices with malware can be very valuable for attackers, a researcher said

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15 of the Scariest Things Hacked

From televisions to passenger planes, even the most unassuming device can, if accessed by the wrong people, be turned into something more sinister.

Obama orders chip-and-PIN in government credit cards

The move could push retailers and banks to better secure their own cards and systems

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Snapchat and Other Online Services Need to Tighten Security

Regardless of the fact that some data leaks weren't the result of direct server hacks, Internet service companies need to do a better job of educating their users and offering stronger security measures.

Dropbox dismisses claims of hack affecting 7 million accounts

The credentials leaked by an alleged hacker online were likely stolen from other services, the company said

100,000 Snapchat Photos Get Leaked, But Snapchat Isn't to Blame

A third-party web app for Snapchat saved snapped photos to its server, allowing hackers to get at them.

Banks See Amazon, Apple and Google as Growing Threat, Report Claims

Peer to peer lenders also an increasing concern

Kmart hacked, exposing customers' card numbers

There is no evidence that personal information or debit-card PIN numbers were stolen, the company says

13 Steps Through a Data Breach

Here is what an organization should do after a security breach occurs.

Dairy Queen stores hit by 'Backoff' malware, payment card data stolen

The systems were accessed using account credentials from a third-party vendor, Dairy Queen said

Russian faces more charges in point-of-sale hacking case

Roman Valeryevich Seleznev has been charged with 11 counts of wire fraud

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How to Fend Off Data Breaches

Being reactive and clueless is simply not an option any longer. Let data governance guide you to protect your network.

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5 Steps to Take When a Data Breach Hits

No one wants to be the victim of a data breach. As hackers get increasingly sophisticated, though, companies must prepare for the inevitability of such an event. Here security experts share the steps that CIOs and CISOs should take in...

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Blowing the Whistle Without Blowing Your Career

How techies can bring data mishandling and abuses to light without putting their careers in jeopardy.

AT&T fired employee who improperly accessed customer accounts

The compromised data included Social Security and driver's license numbers, AT&T said

Yahoo says attackers looking for Shellshock found a different bug

The bug has now been fixed and user data was not at risk, the company said

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