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PCI Council urges retailers to defend against Backoff POS attacks

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The warning comes soon after the Secret Service and DHS issues a warning on the threat.

Calif. passes law requiring smartphone kill switch technology

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Starting July 2015, all smartphones sold in the state must come with the anti-theft technology.

New variants of POS malware 'Backoff' found as infections expand

New variants of POS malware 'Backoff' found as infections expand

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The Secret Service said that over 1,000 U.S. businesses have been infected with the malware.

PCI council releases third-party security assurance guidance

PCI council releases third-party security assurance guidance

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The guidance is meant to help merchants and third parties better understand their roles and responsibilities in the payment security ecosystem.

PCI council's Bob Russo to retire, new general manager named

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The PCI Security Standards Council General Manager Bob Russo will retire at year's end; Stephen W. Orfei will take the helm in September.

P.F. Chang's investigates breach, shifts to manual payment card imprinting

P.F. Chang's investigates breach, shifts to manual payment card imprinting

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While P.F. Chang's investigates a breach, it has shifted to manual payment card imprinting, suggesting that point-of-sale devices may have been compromised.

Home Depot staffer fired, tapped 30,000 accounts, shared card data

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A former Home Depot employee was fired and is being prosecuted for accessing customer account information and distributing card data.

Over 140 Target breach lawsuits consolidated in Minn.

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It is still unclear whether the lawsuits will gain class-action status, putting potential claimants in the millions.

Target leadership changes continue with resignation of CEO

Target leadership changes continue with resignation of CEO

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On Monday, Target CEO and Chairman Gregg Steinhafel announced that he was stepping down from his position.

Study: Post-breach, 30 percent of consumers would take business elsewhere

Study: Post-breach, 30 percent of consumers would take business elsewhere

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A new study weighs the collateral damage from data breaches hitting businesses.

Bill would restrict Calif. retailers from storing certain payment data

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The bill would ban businesses from storing sensitive payment data, for any long than required, even if it is encrypted.

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.

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