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Wendy's finds malware at some locations

Wendy's finds malware at some locations

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Wendy's found malware on the systems at some restaurants under investigation after unusual activity was reported on customers' payment card accounts.

DayZed and confused: users' data purloined from zombie server

DayZed and confused: users' data purloined from zombie server

Users of the DayZ zombie shoot 'em up have been informed by the developer that their passwords and messages have been stolen by hackers.

New security tool to mask your face available on Ashley Madison

New security tool to mask your face available on Ashley Madison

For anyone wanting to remain anonymous, Ashley Madison is now allowing its users to add a mask to their profile picture with a new security tool called discreet photo.

Protecting the corporate data 'crown jewels'

Protecting the corporate data 'crown jewels'

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With the knowledge that an organization sooner or later will suffer a breach, IT security professionals have to focus on protecting their company's most important nuggets of information.

TaxSlayer breached: 8,800 customers notified PII may be compromised

TaxSlayer breached: 8,800 customers notified PII may be compromised

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Tax preparation software publisher TaxSlayer notified about 8,800 of its customers last week that an unauthorized third party may have gained access to the personal information contained on their tax return.

TalkTalk loses 250,000 customers post-breach - now supplier scam too

TalkTalk loses 250,000 customers post-breach - now supplier scam too

Talk Talk has lost seven percent of its broadband customers since its data breach, and in India arrests have been made as part of an investigation into phone scams targeting TalkTalk customers.

NCH Healthcare suffers data breach

NCH Healthcare suffers data breach

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NCH Healthcare last week notified medical staff and employees of a data breach that took place when two company servers were compromised.

White House establishes new office to secure OPM background checks

White House establishes new office to secure OPM background checks

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The White House will establish a new office, managed by the DoD, that will secure OPM background checks.

N.Y. state police uncover horseracing hack for inside information

N.Y. state police uncover horseracing hack for inside information

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A former jockey agent has been charged by the District Attorney of Queens County, New York, with illegally accessing the New York Racing Association's (NYRA) computer system to access insider information.

Consumers don't trust orgs to protect data, survey says

Consumers don't trust orgs to protect data, survey says

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The majority of consumers surveyed by YouGov are skeptical that organizations securely handle the data they share online.

University of Virginia hit with Phishing scam, 1,400 affected

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The University of Virginia (UVA) suffered a data breach that was initiated via a phishing scam that revealed the tax and banking data of some of the school's employees.

Ashley Madison users threatened with extortion in letters

Ashley Madison users threatened with extortion in letters

Since the Ashley Madison breach, some users of the infidelity service have received blackmail letters via the US postal system from extortionists threatening to blow their cover.

Chinese soldiers involved in U.S. hacking scheme: Report

Chinese soldiers involved in U.S. hacking scheme: Report

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By connecting several dots together the Canadian government has tied what it believes are two Chinese soldiers to a hacking ring that included a third Chinese citizen currently living in Vancouver.

Details of 325K Earbits.com users available on public database

Details of 325K Earbits.com users available on public database

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MacKeeper discovered 13 million Earbits.com account records that were left exposed on a database server.

GOP candidates basically ignore cyber issues during the latest debate

GOP candidates basically ignore cyber issues during the latest debate

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Internet security issues took a decidedly back seat during the GOP presidential debate Thursday night with the candidates managing to squeeze in a just few thoughts on encryption, the Office of Personnel Management breach and Eric Snowden.

HSBC error leads to potential exposure of customer PII

HSBC error leads to potential exposure of customer PII

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HSBC bank is informing some of its customers that their personal information, including Social Security and various bank account numbers, may have been exposed to a third party.

TaxAct breached: Customer banking and Social Security information compromised

TaxAct breached: Customer banking and Social Security information compromised

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Tax software maker TaxAct is informing some of its customers that an unauthorized third party accessed their TaxAct account in late 2015.

Teen who reportedly hacked CIA email targeted National Intelligence director

Teen who reportedly hacked CIA email targeted National Intelligence director

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Teen involved in hacking the CIA director's email last year is now claiming to have hacked into the National Intelligence director's account.

Amex, affiliate reports three breaches to California AG

Amex, affiliate reports three breaches to California AG

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American Express Travel Related Services Company reported three breaches to the California Attorney General.

St. Louis Cards official pleads guilty to hacking Astros site

St. Louis Cards official pleads guilty to hacking Astros site

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A former director of baseball development for the St. Louis Cardinals pleaded guilty to charges of accessing computers belonging to the Houston Astros without authorization.

Indiana University Health Arnett Hospital loses USB drive with 29K records

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Indiana University Health Arnett Hospital reported the loss of an unencrypted USB drives containing information on 29,000 emergency room patients.

Time Warner Cable says 320,000 customer emails potentially stolen

Time Warner Cable says 320,000 customer emails potentially stolen

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Time Warner Cable (TWC) is blaming a phishing attack conducted on one of its vendors for a data breach that may have resulted in 320,000 TWC customer emails and other personal information being stolen.

2 million sets of personal records stolen in 2015 Japanese cyber-attacks

2 million sets of personal records stolen in 2015 Japanese cyber-attacks

At least 2.07 million data sets with personal information have been leaked or feared leaked from 140 organisations in Japan during 2015.

UK high-street banks accused of "shockingly bad" online security

UK high-street banks accused of "shockingly bad" online security

Security you can bank on? Not quite, according to inquiries by Mike Kemp, co-founder of Xiphos Research, who found that outdated SSL security is the norm.

Mystery database leaks conservative's personal details

Mystery database leaks conservative's personal details

Out of yet another leaky MongoDB database, star of the moment, Chris Vickery has discovered personal details which he thinks might lead back to a conservative religious organization in the US.

Vulnerabilities in German POS systems could lead to MitM attacks

Vulnerabilities in German POS systems could lead to MitM attacks

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Researchers demonstrated vulnerabilities in German banks and POS systems that could compromise payment cards data.

Hillsides worker emails PII to unencrypted address, 1,000 affected

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Hillsides child-services and welfare agency in Pasadena, Calif. reported a data breach on December 30 that could impact about 1,000 clients and staff members.

Ashley Madison user base surges post summer cyber-attack

Ashley Madison user base surges post summer cyber-attack

Up from 39 million at the time of the July 2015 hacking that exposed almost every user, more than 43.4 million members are registered on infidelity website Ashley Madison.

Quincy Credit Union hit by ATM skimming scam

Quincy Credit Union hit by ATM skimming scam

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The Quincy Credit Union may have had up to 700 customers victimized by an ATM skimming scam that took place earlier this month.

Steam blows as games website's security collapse

Steam blows as games website's security collapse

Christmas hiccup on gaming platform exposed user information to others

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