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ICO fines U.K. travel firm £150,000 for 2012 breach

Data on more than one million credit and debit cards was pilfered in the 2012 breach of a system Think W3 Limited.

Firefox 32 feature could cut undetected malware downloads 'in half'

Mozilla plans to introduce a feature in Firefox 32 that, based on preliminary testing, could cut the amount of undetected malware downloads in half.

Study: Asian Android users at higher risk of malware exposure

Cheetah Mobile's new study showed that Asian Android users have a two to three times greater risk of downloading malware onto their devices.

Senator Leahy prepares bill to tackle NSA snooping

The bill is set to be introduced on Tuesday.

Malware used to compromise payment cards at Wendy's restaurant in Michigan

Customers who paid with credit and debit cards at a Wendy's in Michigan may have had their payment card compromised if they used it at the restaurant for about a month prior to July 15.

Report: Japan eyes law requiring security incident reporting

Bloomberg says the Japanese government is eyeing cyber security legislation to make companies 'fess up to security incidents impacting users.

Details emerge about PlugX/Kaba RAT in Pacific Rim

FireEye researchers took a closer look at the malware and provided details in a blog post last week.

Michaels class-action suit tossed after plaintiffs can't show damage

A judge ruled that plaintiffs couldn't show monetary damage in suit filed after a breach exposed data on 2.6 million of the retailer's customers.

New backdoor 'Baccamun' spreads through ActiveX exploit

Symantec researchers revealed that the backdoor is dropped after attackers exploit a Windows ActiveX vulnerability.

Outdated browsers put U.K. users at risk of malware

A blog post on Check and Secure website said 70 percent of U.K. users haven't fully updated their internet browsers

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