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Android malware masquerades as AliPay app

Android malware masquerades as AliPay app

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An Android malware is masquerading as a security feature for AliPay, a Chinese PayPal-like online payment app.

VTech: You acknowledge that PII "may not be secure"

VTech: You acknowledge that PII "may not be secure"

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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 finds malware at some locations

Wendy's finds malware at some locations

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Wendy's found malware on the systems at some restaurants under investigation after unusual activity was reported on customers' payment card accounts.

Hackers attack 20M accounts of Alibaba e-commerce unit

Hackers attack 20M accounts of Alibaba e-commerce unit

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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.

Update: eBay 'cesspit' has 'no plans' to fix severe vulnerability

Update: eBay 'cesspit' has 'no plans' to fix severe vulnerability

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 concludes breach probe, lists affected locations and attack timeframes

Landry's concludes breach probe, lists affected locations and attack timeframes

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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.

Unauthorized access leads to Neiman Marcus Group breach, 5,200 affected

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Neiman Marcus Group (NMG) reported that someone gained unauthorized access to thousands of online customer accounts.

Data Privacy Day: Chip card adoption growing, but problems linger

Data Privacy Day: Chip card adoption growing, but problems linger

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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.

Industry pros concerned with AWS free cert offering

Industry pros concerned with AWS free cert offering

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Amazon Web Services said it would offer free certificates to help companies automate use of TLS/SSL cryptographic protocols.

Ransomware and POS attackers to zero in on small businesses, retailers

Ransomware and POS attackers to zero in on small businesses, retailers

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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.

New type of PayPal spam discovered

New type of PayPal spam discovered

Security researcher Troy Hunt has come across a new type of spam - $0 invoices from PayPal accounts.

Landry's investigates a potential POS attack

Landry's investigates a potential POS attack

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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.

Walgreens, Target shopping apps can expose customer data

Walgreens, Target shopping apps can expose customer data

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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.

Global efforts take down 37,000 websites selling counterfeit goods

Global efforts take down 37,000 websites selling counterfeit goods

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.

It isn't over .... Adele fans' security breached

It isn't over .... Adele fans' security breached

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, FBI for employee surveillance

Walmart partnered with Lockheed Martin, FBI for employee surveillance

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Walmart partnered with Lockheed Martin and FBI to monitor employee protests between 2012 and 2013

'Tis the season for holiday shopping scams

'Tis the season for holiday shopping scams

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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.

Researchers identify stealth malware targeting POS systems since at least 2013

Researchers identify stealth malware targeting POS systems since at least 2013

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Security researchers at cyber threat intelligence company iSight Partners identified malware - called ModPOS - that targets retail point-of-sale systems.

Banks warn Apple Pay users against storing family members' fingerprints on iPhones

Banks warn Apple Pay users against storing family members' fingerprints on iPhones

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Banks are warning Apple Pay users against storing other people's fingerprints on their iPhones, with a threat that would void terms & conditions agreements.

Maine's Yellowfront Grocery hit by breach, other stores may be affected

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Yellowfront Grocery in Damariscotta, Maine, notified its customers via Facebook that it had experienced a POS breach.

Hacking group stole credit card data of 150K casino customers

Hacking group stole credit card data of 150K casino customers

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The personal information of 150,000 customers of an as-yet-unnamed casino was compromised following an incursion by the "Fin5" hacking group.

Credit card numbers compromised in America's Thrift Store data breach

Credit card numbers compromised in America's Thrift Store data breach

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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.

 Devaluing data: Payment card data

Devaluing data: Payment card data

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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.

Researchers say SHA-1 will soon be broken, urge migration to SHA-2

Researchers say SHA-1 will soon be broken, urge migration to SHA-2

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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.

FBI: chip cards not 100% invulnerable to hackers

FBI: chip cards not 100% invulnerable to hackers

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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.

Home Depot breach costs expected to reach billions

Home Depot breach costs expected to reach billions

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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.

Credit card security takes a step forward today with EMV cards

Credit card security takes a step forward today with EMV cards

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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.

At HP, Fiorina supplied NSA with surveillance material

At HP, Fiorina supplied NSA with surveillance material

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Truckloads of HP servers were delivered to federal officials for a warrantless surveillance program codenamed "Stellar Wind."

Uber attempting to reset stolen customer passwords

Uber attempting to reset stolen customer passwords

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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.

Flaws fixed on Starbucks site that put accounts at risk

Flaws fixed on Starbucks site that put accounts at risk

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Three flaws on Starbucks' website put customers' banking details at risk.

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