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Payment card data theft prolific in US

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When it comes to card security, shopping online is now much safer than shopping in-store, according to new research contained in Trustwave’s Global Security Report. While hacking attacks against sales tills (also referred to as Point of Sale, or PoS) rose by almost a third in 2016, e-commerce incidents decreased… Read more »

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Unsolicited emails or data sharing?

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No one likes unsolicited mail. So, on the face of it, Unroll.me’s inbox decluttering service looks like a godsend – except that by giving it access to your account you are laying yourself open to even more invasion of your privacy. And it’s not just Unroll.me that passes on users’… Read more »

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Hackers steal an entire bank

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When it comes to robbing a bank, the days of stocking masks and sawn-off shotguns are long gone. Nowadays, it is possible to hijack a bank’s entire online operations from the comfort of your swivel chair. On a Saturday afternoon in October 2016, a team of ingenious cyber bank robbers… Read more »

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Madison Square Garden hit by hackers

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Hackers have harvested credit card data from sports and entertainment customers of the Madison Square Garden Company. The attacks, which were found to have been going on for a year, took place across the numerous venues owned by the company, and are thought to have exposed millions of customers’ names,… Read more »

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Hackers check into US hotel chains

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Customers at twenty hotel properties owned by HEI Hotels and Resorts, including Starwood and Hyatt, may have had their credit card information stolen and leaked in a cyber attack earlier this summer. Targeting the hotels’ POS (Point of Sale) systems, hackers have potentially purloined guests’ card details while they were… Read more »

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Turbo-charged Russian hackers continue cyber spree

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Russian hackers are certainly going at it full throttle at the moment… After ‘bears’ hacking the DNC, the NSA related hack of zero day vulnerabilities and Taiwan’s ATM bank heist, Russia-based hackers are believed to have also hacked into several major Point of Sale (POS) equipment companies. These manufacturers make… Read more »

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MySpace comes back to haunt users

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Millions of personal account details from users of Tumblr and MySpace have recently appeared on the dark web for sale. This comes shortly after personal details of LinkedIn users were being sold online as well. In both cases, the data seems to be reasonably old, suggesting that the theft took… Read more »

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