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Pirate Bay co-founder sentenced to 3.5 years imprisonment in Denmark

He will also be expelled from the country upon his release

How to figure out if a data breach is a hoax

Deloitte has published ways to figure out if an organization has really been breached


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Apple Pay Rival MCX Defends Security After Hackers Steal Emails

The Merchant Customer Exchange, a consortium of 58 U.S. retailers whose mobile payment network will take on Apple Pay next year, today fired back against concerns over a hack that pilfered consumer email addresses.

White House Officials Confirm Breach on Unclassified Network

A White House official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said that suspicious activity has been identified on the Executive Office of the President (EOP) network. The official, speaking to Reuters, said that mitigation efforts...

Gigamon says it can analyze attacker SSL traffic without hitting performance

Attackers are increasingly using SSL to encrypt data they steal, which poses challenges for security

PCI Compliance Under Scrutiny Following Big Data Breaches

In the wake of numerous high-profile data breaches, some security experts question the effectiveness of PCI compliance. Should PCI standards do more than set a baseline for security -- and should they be given teeth for when companies...

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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