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DHS, FBI sound alert on holiday cyber scams

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The FBI and Homeland Security's US-CERT team have both warned that online scams, taking advantage of the holiday shopping frenzy, will be plentiful this season.

Backoff infections spike 33 percent at Q4 start, more variants surface

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Damballa observed the spike in infections, which followed a Backoff peak in Q3.

Report: Dutch gov't OKs Drinkman extradition to U.S.

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Vladimir Drinkman, who was charged for his involvement in the Heartland breach, is currently in the Netherlands.

Affected by breaches, consumers ready for more intensive security measures

Affected by breaches, consumers ready for more intensive security measures

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A new study found that consumers are becoming more aware of security procedures at retailers after breaches have dominated this year's news cycle.

New version of Backoff detected, malware variant dubbed 'ROM'

New version of Backoff detected, malware variant dubbed 'ROM'

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Researchers at Fortinet detailed the new variant on Monday, and urged businesses to keep their AV up to date.

A balancing act: Apple technology

A balancing act: Apple technology

Apple's iPhone 6 and iOS 8 offer encryption for mobile users, but a focus on consumers can create security conundrums, reports Lee Sustar.

PCI publishes guidance on security awareness programs

PCI publishes guidance on security awareness programs

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The guidance, developed by a PCI Special Interest Group, will help merchants educate staff on protecting cardholder data.

ADDING RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT TO IDENTITY: A must for Customer-Centric companies

We're in the age of the customer. Empowered buyers are demanding a new level of customer obsession, and bring-your-own-everything is accelerating.

Canadian launches $500m class action against Home Depot

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A Canadian is leading a $500 million class-action lawsuit against Home Depot following its data breach in which up to 56 million US and Canadian credit cards were stolen.

Suspected POS hacker Seleznev faces slew of new charges

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Roman Seleznev is now charged in a 40-count indictment brought by a federal grand jury in Seattle.

Cash is king...for now

Cash is king...for now

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A slide of a card at a POS system sure is convenient, but given last year's Target data theft and recent headlines about the Home Depot breach, some are questioning the safety of transactions.

Addressing attacks on critical infrastructure

Just recently we witnessed the U.S. House of Representative pass two bills aimed at bolstering the security operations of the nation's critical infrastructure.

Cyber thieves are ready for the holiday shopping season: are you?

Retail organizations have long been the target of financially-motivated crime. According to Verizon, 92% of the retail breaches they've studied were committed by external actors.

PCI Council holds North America community meeting, new GM Orfei speaks

PCI Council holds North America community meeting, new GM Orfei speaks

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The PCI Security Standards Council's new general manager Stephen Orfei spoke at the Florida community meeting.

Home Depot: breach risks 56M payment cards, 'unique' malware used

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Home Depot confirmed that approximately 56 million payment cards may have been compromised as result of a malware attack.

eBay addresses XSS issue affecting auction page visitors

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Due to the flaw, iPhone bidders were vulnerable to being redirected to a phishing page.

Researcher challenges reports that BlackPOS variant struck Home Depot

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Nuix believes the malware found on Home Depot's systems belongs to a different threat family.

PCI Council updates skimming prevention guidance

PCI Council updates skimming prevention guidance

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On Wednesday, PCI SSC updated its card skimming prevention guidance for the first time in five years.

BlackPOS malware that struck Target also linked to Home Depot breach, report says

BlackPOS malware that struck Target also linked to Home Depot breach, report says

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The same malware that reportedly struck Target also hit Home Depot's POS systems, a new report from Brian Krebs reveals.

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.

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