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POS malware risks millions of payment cards for Michaels, Aaron Brothers shoppers

POS malware risks millions of payment cards for Michaels, Aaron Brothers shoppers

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An investigation dating back to January has finally confirmed that malware on point-of-sale systems may have compromised payment card data for millions of Michaels Stores and Aaron Brothers customers.

Report: Neiman Marcus breach work of Russian hackers who targeted Heartland

Report: Neiman Marcus breach work of Russian hackers who targeted Heartland

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The group being implicated has stolen over 160 million card numbers over the years by hacking organizations, including Heartland Payment Systems, Visa and 7-Eleven.

Banks file class-action against Target and Trustwave over massive breach

Banks file class-action against Target and Trustwave over massive breach

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Banks impacted by the Target data breach have banded together to file a class-action against the retail giant, as well as against security firm Trustwave.

Sally Beauty changes tune, says customer data was accessed in breach

Sally Beauty changes tune, says customer data was accessed in breach

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After claiming it saw no evidence that payment card data was taken in a breach, the chain now says fewer than 25,000 records were "illegally accessed."

Target did not respond to FireEye security alerts prior to breach, according to report

Target did not respond to FireEye security alerts prior to breach, according to report

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Prior to its massive breach, Target seems not to have responded to multiple alerts from security company FireEye involving suspicious activity on the retailer's network.

Sally Beauty investigates breach, no evidence of stolen payment cards

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An attempted intrusion is still being investigated, but Texas-based Sally Beauty has no evidence to suggest that 282,000 payment cards found in an online underground crime market were pilfered from the worldwide retailer.

Online safety for kids of all ages

Online safety for kids of all ages

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In the aftermath of the Target breach, there is a huge need for all the people who are engaging with technology to understand more about cyber threats and ways they can account for these before and after something goes down.

Firm detects Zeus variant targeting POS terminals

Firm detects Zeus variant targeting POS terminals

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The malware is based on the leaked code of Zeus and RAM-scraping malware.

Trade groups from finance, retail sectors team for security initiative

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The associations will explore options for improved information sharing and implementation of card security technology.

Target vendor, Fazio Mechanical, confirms being victim of attack

Target vendor, Fazio Mechanical, confirms being victim of attack

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Target announced last week that hackers compromised its systems using credentials stolen from a third party vendor and, on Thursday, Fazio Mechanical confirmed that it was the victim of an attack.

Retailers testify before Senate Judiciary Committee, push chip cards

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Executives with Target and Neiman Marcus were among the individuals who testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday.

White Lodging investigates suspected nine-month-long POS attack

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White Lodging Services Corporation is investigating a suspected breach of its point-of-sale systems, the Indiana-based hotel management company announced on Monday.

Dozens of U.S. retailers impacted in global POS malware campaign

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A worldwide point-of-sale malware operation involving a relatively new trojan - called ChewBacca - has impacted dozens of retailers in the U.S., according to RSA researchers.

Hackers accessed Target systems using stolen vendor credentials

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Stolen vendor credentials is what led to a massive malware attack on Target's point-of-sale machines, ultimately resulting in the theft of 40 million payment cards, among other information.

Michaels Stores investigates possible payment card breach

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After Target and Neiman Marcus, Michaels Stores is the next in a line of U.S. retailers to reveal that it is investigating a possible security breach that may have resulted in the compromise of customer payment cards.

Hasbro website served malware to visitors

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Researchers at Barracuda Labs discovered that the toy and game website was infected.

Neiman Marcus: 1.1 million cards potentially compromised during breach

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On Wednesday, the retailer's CEO Karen Katz announced that malware on its payment systems may have impacted more than one million cards.

Russian man claims he wrote Target POS malware as a security program

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IntelCrawler concluded on Sunday that 23-year-old Rinat Shibaev - not 17-year-old Sergey Taraspov, as the company previously reported - is the writer of the malware that infected Target's point-of-sale systems.

Texas police arrest two in connection with Target breach

Texas police arrest two in connection with Target breach

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At the border of U.S. and Mexico, two individuals were arrested in connection with the late-2013 Target breach.

Neiman Marcus breach dates back to July 2013, according to report

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The attack on Neiman Marcus point-of-sale systems dates back to July 2013 and the threat was not completely mitigated until Sunday, unnamed people briefed on the retailer's investigation told the New York Times.

Report indicates KAPTOXA operation led to massive retailer breaches

Report indicates KAPTOXA operation led to massive retailer breaches

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The operation that likely led to the infection of Target's point-of-sale systems is known as KAPTOXA, according to a release by iSIGHT Partners.

Researchers discover a point-of-sale malware written in VBScript

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Researchers with cyber intelligence company IntelCrawler have identified a new point-of-sale (POS) malware, known as 'Decebal,' available for purchase on underground forums.

Apple to refund $32.5 million after kids rack up app charges without adult consent

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The refund was agreed upon under a Federal Trade Commission (FTC) settlement.

Neiman Marcus CEO says PIN data not accessed in card breach

Neiman Marcus CEO says PIN data not accessed in card breach

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Malware found on the payment systems of Neiman Marcus led to the compromise of card data for an undisclosed number of shoppers, but PIN data is not at risk because the retailer does not use PIN pads in its stores.

Complaint filed against Neiman Marcus, slams breach response

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A class-action complaint was filed against Neiman Marcus in the Eastern District of New York on Monday, just days after the major retailer announced that an undisclosed number of payment cards may have been stolen in a breach.

After Neiman Marcus, Target breaches, experts speak to bull's-eye on retailers' backs

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High-end retailer Neiman Marcus is now added to the list of major retailers confirming credit card breaches.

Target CEO confirms malware on POS machines, talks chip cards

Target CEO confirms malware on POS machines, talks chip cards

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Target CEO Gregg Steinhafel confirmed in a CNBC interview on Monday that malware introduced on point-of-sale devices is what enabled thieves to steal 40 million cards and other personal information.

Overstock.com begins accepting Bitcoin as payment

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On Thursday, the online retailer began accepting the popular digital currency.

Separate info on 70M stolen in Target breach

Separate info on 70M stolen in Target breach

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In addition to an earlier revelation that 40M cards were pilfered, the PII of up to 70 million individuals was also stolen, according to a Friday statement by Target.

Hackers seek to decrypt PIN codes likely stolen in Target breach

Hackers seek to decrypt PIN codes likely stolen in Target breach

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A group of individuals communicating in underground forums are attempting to decrypt a 50GB dump of Triple DES encrypted PIN numbers believed to have been acquired in the massive 2013 attack on retail giant Target.

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