Security researchers have uncovered a detailed cybercrime campaign against point-of-sale systems managed by two entrepreneurial criminals who have instituted the best practices of the global economy.
Executives at Combe Incorporated may have sprung a few new gray hairs after learning that the website for its Just for Men brand of hair coloring products was compromised to serve up malware.
The Kimpton Hotel chain officially notified its customers that its point-of-sale system severs had been infected with malware earlier this year, possibly exposing payment card information and cardholder names.
The website for the upscale Mr. Chow restaurants has been compromised to deliver CrypMIC ransomware to visitors via the Neutrino Exploit Kit.
A letter has gone out to customers of Jerry's Artarama advising that its online portal "may have been attacked" by a hacker and customer information "may have been compromised."
The meteoric rise of Locky ransomware has not completely supplanted the distribution of the notorious Dridex malware.
A settlement is brewing between The Home Depot and 50 million customers whose personally identifiable information was compromised in a hack in 2014.
In the latest data breach impacting the hospitality industry, cybercriminals installed malware in the point-of-sale systems of HEI Hotels & Resorts and checked out with customer data that likely includes payment card information.
Fresh off the discovery that hackers compromised the customer support portal for Oracle's MICROS point-of-sale systems, a new shocking report surfaced, revealing that at least five more POS vendors were similarly breached.
Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants advised guests of a possible breach.
After physically demonstrating how to hijack retail point-of-sale transactions - including those using EMV-standard chip cards - two security experts from NCR Corporation offered attendees at Black Hat critical tips on preventing such incidents in real life.
A number of phony apps, masquerading as the popular photo-editing app Prisma, have been removed from the Google Play Store, but not before 1.5 million users downloaded the Android version
POS-terminals have increasingly become a target for cyber-attackers in Russia, posing a threat to ordinary buyers and shoppers, according to analysts of FinCERT
A robust underground marketplace for the sale of stolen products from compromised accounts as well as shady online services has been detected in Russia.
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.
Researchers at Sucuri has uncovered a sampling of novel e-commerce attacks that combine the classic duplicity of phishing schemes with the insidiousness of malicious webpage redirects.
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.
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.
An Israel-based security firm has issued a warning to fans of the upcoming Olympics to be wary of phony offers.
Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton called for administrative reform to help bring the U.S. copyright system into the digital age.
Unidentified individuals hacked into the loyalty program of at least 20 accounts at Air India to steal nearly $24,000 worth of frequent flier miles.
At one time ridiculed over lax cybersecurity, the federal health insurance exchange site HealthCare.gov scored second-highest out of approximately 1,000 websites in the Online Trust Alliance's eighth annual Trust Audit and Honor Roll.
Even more fast-food patrons may have a beef with The Wendy's Company, after the restaurant chain announced yesterday that the number of restaurants affected by a POS data breach may be "considerably higher" than first thought.
A new study examines consumer attitudes toward corporate hacking and companies should take heed.
In the perennial corporate tug-of-war over budget, Finish Line's director of security and compliance Cory Deeter recently relied on an independent security assessment service to influence upper-level executives to increase funding for cybersecurity initiatives.
Cybercriminals must be feeling the need for speed by brewing up a new point-of-sale (POS) malware family called FastPOS that is much faster at snatching and disseminating stolen credit card information.
Amazon customers are the target of a wide-ranging phishing email scam intended to fool recipients into opening up a malicious attachment that results in the downloading of Locky ransomware.
Vulnerabilities allow attackers to use an exploit known as the "forbidden attack," affecting dozens of Visa Inc.'s HTTPS-protected websites.
The Anti-Phishing Working Group observed more phishing attacks in the first quarter of 2016 than in any other three-month span since it began tracking data in 2004, according to the anti-cybercrime coalition.
Magento released a patch for a critical vulnerability that allowed unauthenticated users to execute PHP code remotely on the server using APIs.
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.
The DHS yesterday issued its first-ever US-CERT security alert pertaining to the active exploit of an SAP application, after a security vendor determined 36 organizations were infiltrated via an SAP vulnerability that was disclosed over five years ago.
An investigation into a point-of-sale malware attack discovered earlier this year found 300 of the chain's 5,500 locations were impacted.
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.
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.
The PCI Data Security Standard version 3.2 released Thursday not only includes new requirements to safeguard payment data, including multifactor authentication.
Beware of fake mystery shopper scams, a new McAfee Labs consumer alert warned.
A variant of the POS malware family known as NewPosThings, called Multigrain, has introduced a twist into its repertoire—exfiltrating stolen payment card data from POS systems via the Domain Name System (DNS).
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.
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.
The Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) and IDT911 said that to date, the financial services, business, education, government and healthcare industrial sectors have experienced over 6,000 data breaches since 2005.
Worldpay's electronic payment gateway setup pages offer poor security seals on credit card details, according to a security researcher.
Nest will disable its smart home product Revolv on May 15th. Revolv founders Tim Enwall and Mike Soucie will re-focus on building Works with Nest.
Macy's is reportedly investigating a phishing scam that uses a fake Macy's delivery email notification for what is usually a non-existent order.
The six-month anniversary of chipped credit cards is coming up on April 1 and the general consensus in the industry on the rollout is "so far so good."
The Department of Homeland Security has declared itself officially ready to exchange cybersecurity intelligence with private industries and other organizations using an automated threat-sharing system, under the terms of the Cybersecurity Act of 2015.
The FTC has ordered nine companies to provide information on the way they assess whether retailers and others are in compliance with Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS).
Kaspersky noticed an increase in fake emails that claim to be from Amazon online stores offering free gifts.
A new survey of U.S. payment service providers revealed that approximately 37 percent of retailers were ready to process EMV payments by Feb. 1, 2016.
Organizations that haven't updated their Magento sites with the SUPEE-5344 security patch for the Shoplift Bug run the risk of having their sites compromised by wily hackers pitching a fake patch.
An Android malware is masquerading as a security feature for AliPay, a Chinese PayPal-like online payment app.
VTech representatives are struggling to defend new terms and conditions that the electronic toy manufacturer company posted on its corporate website following a massive hack that exposed over 6.3 million accounts.
Wendy's found malware on the systems at some restaurants under investigation after unusual activity was reported on customers' payment card accounts.
A group of hackers tried to access active accounts belonging to more than 20 million users of Taobao, Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.'s e-commerce unit.
Though a large vulnerability was discovered in eBay's global sales platform, the company has 'no plans' to fix the active code exploit.
Landry's Inc., the dining and hospitality chain operator that discovered a long-running data breach in December, said it has completed its internal investigation into the incident, and has fortified its point-of-sale operations with encryption technology to prevent future cyberattacks.
Neiman Marcus Group (NMG) reported that someone gained unauthorized access to thousands of online customer accounts.
The roll out of the EMV cards last fall was expected to bring a new level of data security to American consumers and retailers, but depending upon whom one speaks the cards have either been a boon or a bust.
Amazon Web Services said it would offer free certificates to help companies automate use of TLS/SSL cryptographic protocols.
Small businesses and retailers should expect cybercriminals to pay extra attention to them in the coming months with ransomware and point of sale attacks becoming even more common.
Security researcher Troy Hunt has come across a new type of spam - $0 invoices from PayPal accounts.
The restaurant and hospitality company Landry's is reporting that some of its customers have had unauthorized charges placed on their payment cards after they were used at a Landry's establishment.
Santa may know if you have been naught or nice, but that's nothing compared to the amount of information Walgreens and Target collects from its shopping app users.
In an effort by global law enforcement, over 37,000 websites selling counterfeit goods have been shut down during the time leading up to the Black Friday/Cyber Monday weekend.
Some fans buying tickets for Adele's European tour were shocked to see the payment details and addresses from other people's shopping baskets other than their own while attempting to check out.
Walmart partnered with Lockheed Martin and FBI to monitor employee protests between 2012 and 2013
With Black Friday here and shoppers using every online method available to find the best deals, Cisco Talos Security Intelligence and Research Group warned shoppers that cybercriminals will also be out in force this holiday season.
Security researchers at cyber threat intelligence company iSight Partners identified malware - called ModPOS - that targets retail point-of-sale systems.
Banks are warning Apple Pay users against storing other people's fingerprints on their iPhones, with a threat that would void terms & conditions agreements.
Yellowfront Grocery in Damariscotta, Maine, notified its customers via Facebook that it had experienced a POS breach.
The personal information of 150,000 customers of an as-yet-unnamed casino was compromised following an incursion by the "Fin5" hacking group.
America's Thrift Stores reported a breach that compromised credit card information for an unknown number of its customers who shopped at the 18-store chain in September 2015.
Payment card breaches continue to plague retail and online operations here in the United States, while in Europe and many Asian countries the situation is less a concern owing primarily to the use there of chip cards rather than the magnetic stripe technology ingrained into U.S. operations.
In as little as three short months, the SHA-1 internet security standard used for digital signatures and set to be phased out by January 2017, could be broken by motivated hackers, a team of international researchers found, prompting security specialists to call for a ramping up of the migration to SHA-2.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation, (FBI) issued a warning yesterday to consumers stating that their newly-issued EMV, or chip, credit card is still vulnerable.
Owing to a slew of lawsuits filed by banks and credit unions, the expected cost to Home Depot for a cyber intrusion may reach into the billions.
Chip, or EMV, credit cards usage will become the retail standard as of today, but whether or not this high-tech payment method will improve security is still being debated between the retail and credit card industries.
Truckloads of HP servers were delivered to federal officials for a warrantless surveillance program codenamed "Stellar Wind."
Uber is attempting to squash the use of hacked customer accounts that have most likely been sold on the dark web and are currently being used in China.
Three flaws on Starbucks' website put customers' banking details at risk.
Schneider Electric released updated firmware to patch a remotely exploitable vulnerability for its StruxureWare Building Expert building automation system.
PNI Digital Media, CVS and Costco are warning their online photo customers that some personal information may have been compromised following a malware attack on the system in July.
Eleven law firms filed with a Minnesota court this past week to ask for class-action certification over Target's 2013 data breach.
The Securities and Exchange Commission will not penalize Target Corp. for a cyberattack two years ago in which credit card and other personal information of millions of customers was exposed.
Target will fork over as much as $67 million to banks issuing Visa cards and $10 million to customers who were affected in its 2013 breach.
As six major retailers spanning the U.S., Canada and the U.K. enter the second month of having their online photo print operations shuttered by hackers, industry analysts say the damage to consumers and the retailers could be significant in both data and dollars.
Geraldine "Gerri" Elliot was appointed by the cyber security solutions firm Impeva to the company's board of directors.
Square countered the claim of three Boston University graduates that its reader can be quickly and easily converted into a credit card skimmer.
Three top-selling smart home hubs on Amazon have zero-day vulnerabilities that could allow an outsider entry into the user's home, Tripwire reported.
Speaking at a Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City conference, Jerome Powell called EMV card deployment a step forward but questioned the security of cards that use signatures, not PINs, for authentication.
Visa and FireEye formed a partnership aimed at helping merchants and card issuers access threat intelligence and combat cyber attacks.
The Wall Street Journal reports that some of MasterCard's biggest issuers refused to back the breach settlement.
Swapping out magnetic stripe payment cards for those equipped with computer chips is no small task, reports Karen Epper Hoffman.
There's been quite a bit of lip service paid to the ages-old concept of information sharing, says Illena Armstrong, VP, editorial, SC Magazine..
A federal judge recently denied banks' motion to block the settlement, but now the deal has been nixed for different reasons.
Starbucks customers say auto-reload feature is being used to steal from their linked credit cards and bank accounts.
Trustwave also found that the Punkey threat family and NewPosThings share the same code base.
Trend Micro warns that the threat could spread, as the sole perpetrator of the attacks is selling the malware.
Trend Micro believes that point-of-sale malware attackers will increasingly target travelers.
A recent Verizon study found that regular testing of security systems was a compliance weak point for merchants.
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