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Neverquest botnet furthers crimeware-as-a-service biz for fraudsters

Neverquest botnet furthers crimeware-as-a-service biz for fraudsters

Neverquest, also known as Vawtrak, is data stealing malware that targets banking information.

Solo attacker likely responsible for phishing campaign, delivering Zeus variant

Solo attacker likely responsible for phishing campaign, delivering Zeus variant

Phishing emails, a phishing kit and phony browser alerts are being used by the attacker to steal credentials and deliver a variant of the Zeus trojan.

Telecommunications companies on the line with FTC, FCC for cramming schemes

Telecommunications companies on the line with FTC, FCC for cramming schemes

Two major telecommunications companies are under fire from the FTC and FCC for their "cramming" practices.

White House calls Sony hack a "serious national security matter," gov't mulls proper response

White House calls Sony hack a "serious national security matter," gov't mulls proper response

Sony Pictures recently canceled the "The Interview" movie release, following hacker threats.

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Roughly 1.16 million payment cards may have been affected in Staples breach

Malware infected Staples' point-of-sale systems at 115 of its 1,400 U.S. retail stores, mostly between Aug. 10 and Sept. 16.

Git client discloses critical security vulnerability

An advisory is warning all users of GitHub for Windows and GitHub for Mac to update their clients as soon as possible.

Obama promises U.S. response to Sony attack, says company made mistake

Pointing out that North Korea had inflicted considerable damage in its Sony hack, President Obama said the U.S. would respond.

New ransomware named 'CryptoLocker' being spread via phishing emails

Individuals in Australia are being targeted with emails that claim to come from the State Debt and Recovery Office.

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Skimming at Virginia ATMs, more than 3,000 Union debit cards compromised

Virginia-based Union First Market Bank announced that a number of ATMs in the Richmond area fell victim to skimming and more than 3,000 of its debit cards were affected.

UC Berkeley data breach impacts about 1,600 individuals

University of California, Berkeley is notifying roughly 1,600 individuals that their personal information may have been compromised in a data breach.

Stolen EMCOR Services laptop contained Social Security numbers, other data

EMCOR Services Mesa Energy Systems is notifying an undisclosed number of individuals that their personal information was on a company laptop that was stolen.

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