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Cash stolen from 15K ATMs in Japan in coordinated attack

Cash stolen from 15K ATMs in Japan in coordinated attack

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As many as 100 people are believed to have taken part in a heist of nearly $13 million (USD) from thousands of cash machines in Japan.

Spoofing scam goes for the steal, scores Milwaukee Bucks' W-2 forms

Spoofing scam goes for the steal, scores Milwaukee Bucks' W-2 forms

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Basketball fans have heard of the "Hack-a-Shaq" strategy. But yesterday, the NBA's Milwaukee Bucks franchise publicly acknowledged that the entire team was hacked — by a cybercriminal.

NTIA study: Security threats deter online activities like making purchases and banking

NTIA study: Security threats deter online activities like making purchases and banking

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A new government survey shows that U.S. households are growing averse to even the most routine online transactions, due to cyberattacks imperiling users' finances, identities and privacy.

SC Congress Atlanta: Insuring cyberspace

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A panel of industry insiders at SC Congress Atlanta looked at cyber insurance taking a look at what is driving the industry's quick growth.

Ponemon: 89% of surveyed health care orgs breached in last two years; cybercrime top cause

Ponemon: 89% of surveyed health care orgs breached in last two years; cybercrime top cause

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For the second consecutive year, Ponemon Institute's annual study on the state of security and privacy in health care found that cybercrime was the leading cause of data breaches among hospitals and other medical providers.

Hayden says private sector will lead cyber defense charge

Hayden says private sector will lead cyber defense charge

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Gen. Michael Hayden told the audience at Centrify Connect that the U.S. hasn't defined what to call cyber attacks like the one on Sony.

Securities fraudsters who stole from 100M people to be extradited from Israel

Securities fraudsters who stole from 100M people to be extradited from Israel

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Two Israeli men accused of securities fraud and hacks into media outlets and nine financial institutions, including JPMorgan Chase, Fidelity Investments and E*Trade Financial Corp., will be extradited to the U.S.

Florida security expert demoing flaw charged for unauthorized access

Florida security expert demoing flaw charged for unauthorized access

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A Florida man who logged into a computer system with appropriated credentials now faces felony charges.

Tax payer info exposed in five breaches, FDIC

Tax payer info exposed in five breaches, FDIC

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Five major breaches have put at risk taxpayers' PII, the FDIC told Congress on Monday.

Kroger warns past, present employees of possible compromise after Equifax W-2Express breach

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Kroger alerted current and former employees this week that their data - including Social Security numbers and birth dates - may have been compromised as a result of a breach at Equifax's W-2Express website.

Insider likely culprit in breach at CDOT

Insider likely culprit in breach at CDOT

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An unidentified former employee of the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is the likely perp behind a breach that could lead to a "risk of identity theft."

Tampa airport to conduct major IT security audit following apparent breach

Tampa airport to conduct major IT security audit following apparent breach

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Tampa International Airport has expedited and expanded an audit of its network security, following the resignation of an IT consultant who was allegedly found to have shared system passwords with unauthorized parties.

Pwnedlist vulnerability exposed 866M accounts

Pwnedlist vulnerability exposed 866M accounts

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A Michigan school district network engineer discovered a security vulnerability affecting the pwnedlist.com service that exposed 866 million account credentials.

Bernie Sanders drops DNC suit after probe confirms campaign's claims

Bernie Sanders drops DNC suit after probe confirms campaign's claims

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After an investigation confirmed that data was exported during a December breach of the DNC voter file system but cleared the Sanders campaign of wrongdoing, the presidential hopeful withdrew a lawsuit it had filed against the DNC.

Miami programmer facing jail for hacking frequent flyer accounts

Miami programmer facing jail for hacking frequent flyer accounts

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A computer programmer was charged with purloining the frequent flier accounts of American Airlines customers to treat himself to more than $260,000 worth of global travel and car rentals

First Choice Credit Union files class-action suit against Wendy's over breach

First Choice Credit Union files class-action suit against Wendy's over breach

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Claiming that Wendy's didn't properly protect data, First Choice Credit Union filed a class action lawsuit against the retailer over a breach experienced last year.

Filipino authorities arrest second man in hack that revealed data on 55M voters

Filipino authorities arrest second man in hack that revealed data on 55M voters

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The 23-year-old mastermind behind the hack of the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) website, which led to the exposure of 55 million voter records, was arrested by the Cybercrime Division of the National Bureau of Investigation in the Philippines Friday.

Unclassified: Hackers steal Gumtree Australia customer data in breach of classifieds website

Unclassified: Hackers steal Gumtree Australia customer data in breach of classifieds website

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The online classified website Gumtree Australia alerted customers on Friday of a data breach after hackers stole their personally identifiable information last weekend.

Mining company's data is more valuable than gold

Mining company's data is more valuable than gold

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Hackers reportedly posted employee data and private documents belonging to a publicly listed gold-mining company on a paste site.

Ohio firearms dealer website breach compromises customer names, state ID data

Ohio firearms dealer website breach compromises customer names, state ID data

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An Ohio firearms dealer notified the California Attorney General that the company experienced a data breach that compromised its customers' name and state identification information.

Trade secret anti-theft bill passes House, awaits Obama's signature

Trade secret anti-theft bill passes House, awaits Obama's signature

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The U.S. House yesterday passed the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2015, which creates a single U.S. standard for protecting companies from intellectual property theft through civil recourse against the offending parties in federal court.

Over 7M Minecraft mobile credentials exposed after Lifeboat data breach

Over 7M Minecraft mobile credentials exposed after Lifeboat data breach

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Lifeboat Network, which runs servers for Minecraft Pocket Edition — the smartphone version of the immensely popular video game Minecraft — was hacked in January 2016, resulting in a data breach compromising 7 million-plus gamers.

Retailers believe breach detection is sufficient, but gap yawns wide

Retailers believe breach detection is sufficient, but gap yawns wide

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Retailers believe they can detect a data breach in a week or less, a new survey commissioned by Tripwire revealed, while another report by Arbor Network showed it takes them on average 197 days to spot advanced threats.

Was Spotify breached? Account info shows up on Pastebin

Was Spotify breached? Account info shows up on Pastebin

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Spotify may have experienced a security breach based on a list of customer account credentials discovered on Pastebin.

SpyEye authors headed to prison

SpyEye authors headed to prison

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The two men responsible for the SpyEye banking trojan, used to steal user information from financial institutions, were sentenced to a combined 24-1/2 years in prison.

Sixth teen arrested in breach of U.K. ISP TalkTalk

Sixth teen arrested in breach of U.K. ISP TalkTalk

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A teenager turned himself in to police in Staffordshire, U.K., where he was arrested on charges stemming from a breach of internet services provider TalkTalk.

18,000 possibly affected by Archdiocese of Denver data breach

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Incidents of fraud were reported after an unauthorized person accessed an Archdiocese of Denver database maintained by a third-party and which contained PII on 18,000 former and current employees and their dependents.

Data breaches fueled valuations of cyber firms

Data breaches fueled valuations of cyber firms

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Stoked by headlines announcing major data breaches, the stock valuations of cybersecurity companies outperformed the Nasdaq and S&P 500 by double over the past three years.

DōTERRA breach exposes customer info; including SS, DOB, and addresses

DōTERRA breach exposes customer info; including SS, DOB, and addresses

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DōTERRA International notified the State of California's Attorney General's office that personal information of its customers and wholesale members, or "Wellness Advocates," was breached.

Stolen laptop puts data of CVS customers in Alabama at risk

Stolen laptop puts data of CVS customers in Alabama at risk

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The personal information of an undisclosed number of CVS customers in Calera, Ala., is at risk after a laptop was stolen from one of its vendors.

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