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Michaels Confirms Card Breach Affecting 3 Million Customers Michaels Confirms Card Breach Affecting 3 Million Customers

Michaels Stores, the arts and crafts retail chain, has confirmed that it has been the victim of two separate, eight-month-long point-of-sale (PoS) attacks, exposing the credit and debit card data of as many as 3 million customers.
18 April 2014

Suspect Arrested in Heartbleed-related Breach at Canadian Tax Agency Suspect Arrested in Heartbleed-related Breach at Canadian Tax Agency

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police have wasted no time tracking down the suspected perpetrator behind the Heartbleed-related data breach at the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) earlier this week.
17 April 2014

Android Malware Repurposed to Thwart Two-factor Authentication Android Malware Repurposed to Thwart Two-factor Authentication

A malicious mobile application for Android that offers a range of espionage functions has now gone on sale in underground forums with a new trick: it’s being used by several banking trojans in an attempt to bypass the two-factor authentication method used by a range financial institutions.
17 April 2014

Oracle Fixes 104 Flaws in Massive April Patch Update Oracle Fixes 104 Flaws in Massive April Patch Update

Oracle has released its April 2014 Critical Patch Update, providing fixes for 104 vulnerabilities across a number of product lines, with several of them considered severe. Among the patches are fixes for 37 Java SE vulnerabilities.
17 April 2014

Despite Mobile, Cloud and Big Data, People Are the Biggest Security Weakness Despite Mobile, Cloud and Big Data, People Are the Biggest Security Weakness

As the volume of data generated within the enterprise workflow grows bigger each and every day, adopting a future-proof approach to information security will be increasingly imperative – and even more challenging. Much talk has arisen about the cloud and mobile devices, and their requisite applications, being a growing threat vector. But new survey results suggest that when it comes to protecting companies’ IT infrastructure, it is in fact people who present the biggest security problem.
17 April 2014

Disintegration of Trust in Cyberspace Must Drive New Security Attitudes Disintegration of Trust in Cyberspace Must Drive New Security Attitudes

The revelations in 2013 that governments and their agencies have been spying on citizens in the name of national security have seriously undermined trust when it comes to operating in cyberspace, according to the Information Security Forum (ISF).
17 April 2014

(ISC)² Launches Cyber Forensics Certification for Europe (ISC)² Launches Cyber Forensics Certification for Europe

(ISC)² has announced the availability of its Certified Cyber Forensics Professional – European Union (CCFPSM-EU) certification.
17 April 2014

Netflix Scam Uses Elaborate Tech Support Ruse Netflix Scam Uses Elaborate Tech Support Ruse

Netflix is being used in a new phishing scam that lures victims into calling a “tech support” line, connecting to a live human that proceeds to probe around the user’s PC and lift information, behind an elaborate cover.
16 April 2014

More than Half of IT Workers Make Undocumented System Changes More than Half of IT Workers Make Undocumented System Changes

Frequent IT system changes without documentation or audit processes can cause system downtime and security breaches from internal and external threats, while decreasing overall operational efficiency. Yet, a new survey has revealed that a majority of IT professionals have made undocumented changes to their IT systems that no one else knows about.
16 April 2014

FBI's Massive Facial Recognition Database Raises Privacy Concerns FBI's Massive Facial Recognition Database Raises Privacy Concerns

The FBI is planning a new way to track and uncover potential threats – a massive facial recognition database. According to documents obtained by the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the Bureau's database will contain about 52 million biometric records by the end of the year, with plans to hold records on as many as 100 million people, or, roughly one-third of the country’s population. And that, of course, raises privacy concerns.
16 April 2014

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