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Cryptoblocker variant emerges, encryption differs from CryptoLocker

Trend Micro has detected a variant of CryptoLocker in the wild that relies on the advanced encryption standard.

Jimmy John's sandwich chain investigating possible breach

Some financial institutions have indicated that credit cards recently used at Jimmy John's locations have been used to make fraudulent purchases.

Attackers compromise Gizmodo Brazil

Trend Micro is investigating whether a vulnerability was used to compromise Gizmodo Brazil and a logistics firm hosted by the same ISP.

Paddy Power breach impacting 650K customers dates back to 2010

Nearly 650,000 Paddy Power customers who made an account prior to 2010 had data compromised in a breach.

House passes two cyber security bills

One bill aims to improve agencies' website security, while another works to thwart critical infrastructure attacks.

A five-month-long Tor attack attempting to 'deanonymize' users

For roughly five months beginning in January, traffic confirmation attacks were used to attempt to "deanonymize" Tor users.

BlackBerry acquires voice and data encryption firm Secusmart

On Tuesday it was announced that the phonemaker would purchase the voice and data encryption firm.

House of Lords subcommittee highlights 'right to be forgotten' flaws

In a recent report, a House of Lords subcommittee called the "right to be forgotten" law unenforceable.

Instagram iOS and Android apps vulnerable to session hijacking

Two researchers wrote about the Instagram app for iOS and Android is vulnerable to session hijacking because both send unsecured information through HTTP.

Report: Hackers stole data from Israeli defense firms

A report by Brian Krebs detailed the intrusions, which occurred between Oct. 2011 and Aug. 2012.

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