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Possible breach at GunMag Warehouse

Possible breach at GunMag Warehouse

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A third-party provider is being blamed for a possible breach into customer transactions at GunMag Warehouse.

Trump's Russian interests and Guccifer 2.0

Trump's Russian interests and Guccifer 2.0

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A flood of information has emerged that connects GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump to a questionable cast of characters who are linked to Soviet interests.

Cicis Pizza delivers the bad news, confirms breach at 138 locations

Cicis Pizza delivers the bad news, confirms breach at 138 locations

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Cicis Pizza has officially acknowledged a payment card data breach in 138 of its restaurant locations, after reports of a point-of-sale malware attack first came to light last month.

Guccifer 2.0 files reveal more info about donors: Hollywood celebs, corporate execs

Guccifer 2.0 files reveal more info about donors: Hollywood celebs, corporate execs

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Guccifer 2.0 documents reveal information about prominent donors to the Democratic party, including Hollywood celebrities Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks and David Geffen.

VBulletin flaw exploited in breach of Ubuntu Forums

VBulletin flaw exploited in breach of Ubuntu Forums

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A known SQL injection vulnerability affecting vBulletin software was exploited by an attacker to breach the Ubuntu Forums database.

House committee grills FDIC after report details history of data breach cover-ups

House committee grills FDIC after report details history of data breach cover-ups

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An interim report filed yesterday by the U.S. House Committee on Science, Space and Technology revealed gaping holes in the FDIC's cybersecurity posture and accused the financial institution of withholding documents pertaining to data breaches.

Ultrasound theft results in data breach at health care company Kaiser Permanente

Ultrasound theft results in data breach at health care company Kaiser Permanente

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Health care consortium Kaiser Permanente's Northern California division has publicly disclosed a data breach after two of its employees allegedly stole an unspecified number of ultrasound machines containing protected health information.

Malware on Omni Hotel POS systems scarfed payment card info

Malware on Omni Hotel POS systems scarfed payment card info

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Omni Hotels & Resorts said guests had to physically present payment cards at one of its affected POS systems to be affected by malware stealing payment card information during a six-month period.

Facebook testing 'Secret Conversations' end-to-end encryption feature for Messenger

Facebook testing 'Secret Conversations' end-to-end encryption feature for Messenger

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A Secret Conversations feature in Facebook Messenger will offer end-to-end encryption based on the Signal Protocol developed by Open Whisper Systems.

Wendy's revises data breach figures; over 1K locations compromised by POS malware

Wendy's revises data breach figures; over 1K locations compromised by POS malware

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Wendy's yesterday identified over 1,000 U.S. franchised locations that were affected by two variants of point-of-sale malware discovered earlier this year.

Cybercrime now tops traditional crime in U.K.

Cybercrime now tops traditional crime in U.K.

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A report from the U.K.'s National Crime Agency found that cybercrime has passed traditional crime in terms of impact.

Hackers moon NASA Kepler Twitter followers

Hackers moon NASA Kepler Twitter followers

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NASA Kepler's Twitter account was compromised Wednesday and an image of a woman's scantily clad backside as well as a link to a porn site were tweeted out.

WikiLeaks whistleblower Manning hospitalized briefly after reported suicide attempt

WikiLeaks whistleblower Manning hospitalized briefly after reported suicide attempt

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Chelsea Manning, who as an Army intelligence officer transmitted more than 700,000 classified documents to WikiLeaks, was briefly hospitalized Tuesday for an apparent suicide attempt.

Comey nixes criminal charges for Clinton, WikiLeaks links to Iraq War emails

Comey nixes criminal charges for Clinton, WikiLeaks links to Iraq War emails

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The FBI won't recommend criminal charges against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton over the use of a private email to conduct State Department business.

Zepto spam campaign swells to 137K emails in four days

Zepto spam campaign swells to 137K emails in four days

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A spam campaign distributing Zepto ransomware swelled from zero to 137,731 emails with malicious attachments using a new naming convention in just under four days, researchers at Cisco Talos observed.

Hacker persona Guccifer 2.0 insists he breached DNC, not Russian threat actors

Hacker persona Guccifer 2.0 insists he breached DNC, not Russian threat actors

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Guccifer 2.0, a purported hacker claiming responsibility for breaching the DNC's networks and leaking their election strategies, published a blog post yesterday to further refute claims that the true culprits are Russian cyberespionage agents.

Hacker appoints himself new Oculus CEO on hijacked Twitter account

Hacker appoints himself new Oculus CEO on hijacked Twitter account

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A hacker yesterday accessed the Twitter account of Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe and posted several fake tweets, including one that announced a leadership change.

Recycled hard drives rich with residual data, study

Recycled hard drives rich with residual data, study

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The amount of digital information stored on recycled devices is staggering, a new study found.

X-ray and MRI machines among devices used as springboards for data breach attacks

X-ray and MRI machines among devices used as springboards for data breach attacks

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An x-ray machine, an oncology system, an MRI machine: These are all important healthcare devices that researchers found harboring malware capable of installing backdoors on other connected systems for the purpose of exfiltrating data.

Hacker purportedly selling over 650,000 stolen medical records on dark web marketplace

Hacker purportedly selling over 650,000 stolen medical records on dark web marketplace

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A hacker with the ominous nickname "thedarkoverlord" appears to have stolen more than 650,000 medical records from three separate healthcare institution databases, and has made them available for sale on the darknet online marketplace TheRealDeal.

IRS implements new authentication safeguards

IRS implements new authentication safeguards

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The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has beefed up the authentication requirements on its website to better protect taxpayers and loan applicants.

Russian hackers likely plied 'soft underbelly' to access DNC servers

Russian hackers likely plied 'soft underbelly' to access DNC servers

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A suspicious domain, misdepatrment[.]com, resembles a legitimate domain for technology services provider MIS Department Inc., which counts among its clients the DNC.

Provision in LinkedIn, Microsoft agreement hints at privacy protection

Provision in LinkedIn, Microsoft agreement hints at privacy protection

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A brief privacy representation in the acquisition agreement between Microsoft and LinkedIn basically says the two companies will follow their own privacy policies and the law.

Technology director arrested in Abingdon-Avon School District on electronic eavesdropping charges

Technology director arrested in Abingdon-Avon School District on electronic eavesdropping charges

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Law enforcement officials in Knox County, Ill. earlier this week arrested a longtime IT employee of Abingdon-Avon School District #276 on electronic eavesdropping charges in connection with a recent data breach, according to local reports.

China cyber incursions drop, but more focused, report

China cyber incursions drop, but more focused, report

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A new study from FireEye finds that while Chinese cyber attacks have declined, they are now "more focused, calculated, and still successful in compromising corporate networks."

Guccifer 2.0 out - Cozy Bear, Fancy Bear hacked DNC, Fidelis analysis shows

Guccifer 2.0 out - Cozy Bear, Fancy Bear hacked DNC, Fidelis analysis shows

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A comparative analysis by Fidelis Cybersecurity of malware samples provided by the DNC supported findings by CrowdStrike that a pair of intrusions were the handiwork of the Cozy Bear and Fancy Bear APT groups purported to have ties to Russian intelligence.

Clarke: Military may be falling short in protecting weapons systems from cyberattacks

Clarke: Military may be falling short in protecting weapons systems from cyberattacks

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The U.S. military may not be doing enough to protect its weapons systems from cyberattacks, former National Security Council (NSC) Cybersecurity Director Richard Clarke said during a recent conference.

'Password attacks' continue; Citrix becomes latest victim

'Password attacks' continue; Citrix becomes latest victim

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Hackers used login information to launch a "sophisticated password attack" to login to Citrix's GoToMyPC user accounts, according to a company blog post.

1.5M T-Mobile records likely exposed in Czech Republic

1.5M T-Mobile records likely exposed in Czech Republic

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Customers are at risk of marketers using the data to approach them with unsolicited offers.

Reports: Geneva authorities make arrest in Panama Papers breach case

Reports: Geneva authorities make arrest in Panama Papers breach case

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Authorities in Geneva have reportedly arrested a former IT worker at the law firm Mossack Fonseca in connection to the Panama Papers scandal that exposed global public officials' alleged misuse of offshore tax havens.

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