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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

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

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

Heartbleed May Have Led to Compromises at Mumsnet and Canada Revenue Agency Heartbleed May Have Led to Compromises at Mumsnet and Canada Revenue Agency

The scourge of Heartbleed, which may affect nearly two-thirds of websites, is continuing apace with data exposures at leading UK parenting site Mumsnet and the Canadian tax agency.
15 April 2014

Mandiant: China-backed Cyber Threats Show No Signs of Abatement Mandiant: China-backed Cyber Threats Show No Signs of Abatement

More than a year after security firm Mandiant caused a stir by publishing a report that alleged China was behind widespread and increasingly sophisticated cyber-espionage projects, it’s back again to tell us that things have gone from bad to worse.
15 April 2014

HeartBleed 101 HeartBleed 101

The major security flaw known as Heartbleed, which may affect nearly two-thirds of websites online, threatens to expose masses of usernames, passwords and other sensitive information worldwide. And, predict experts, the ramifications will be with us for years.
14 April 2014

Microsoft Wins EU Data Protection Approval for Cloud Microsoft Wins EU Data Protection Approval for Cloud

Microsoft has been given the stamp of approval from Europe for data security. The Article 29 Working Party, which represents the 28 national data protection agencies across the European Union, has determined that Microsoft’s enterprise cloud contracts meet the standard for privacy protection set forth in Europe’s data protections regulations.
14 April 2014

Document Digital Rights Management Security – 10 Years On Document Digital Rights Management Security – 10 Years On

LockLizard is celebrating its 10th birthday as a purveyor of document digital rights management (DRM) security solutions to both the world’s largest corporate bodies just as much as to niche specialist players. A decade on, the company looks back on the changes over that time
11 April 2014

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