The malware has previously been used to steal $220,000 worth of bitcoins from victims.
The White House experienced a sustained cyberattack on its systems that impacted its network for nearly two weeks.
Cyber intelligence company IntelCrawler has identified software being offered on underground forums that automates credit card data being sent to payment gateways.
Christian Lacroix, who famously hacked Paris Hilton's phone and Burger King's Twitter account was sentenced for breaking into Bristol Community College computers.
The research presents techniques for distinguishing legit data leaks from false claims.
While it may seem like 2014 is the year of the vulnerability, in reality, this year has not been much different than years past.