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Evolved Prilex malware lets cybercriminals clone chip and PIN cards

Prilex, a point-of-sale malware program that's historically been used to steal money or payment card information Brazilian ATMs and retailers, has now evolved into a comprehensive tool suite that lets cybercriminals steal chip and PIN card data and create their own functioning, fraudulent plastic cards.

PinkKite POS spotted

Kroll Cyber Security has detected a small footprint Point of sale malware called PinkKite that is currently active in the wild.

Staybridge Suites Lexington Hotel hit with data breach

The Staybridge Suites Lexington was hit with what appears to be a point of sales data breach that took place when several devices at the Kentucky hotel were hit with malware.

Jason's Deli reports possible POS data breach

The 266-location Jason's Deli is notifying its customers that their payment card information may have been compromised through a point of sale data breach.

Zeus Panda targeting holiday shoppers

With just a few more shopping days available before Christmas, cybercriminals are taking advantage of online shoppers' frenzied buying habits by injecting the Zeus Panda banking trojan into a wide range of retail and travel sites, along with spreading the malware through malspam.

Forever 21 reports data breach, failed to turn on POS encryption

The clothing retailer Forever 21 reported today that some of its payment card systems had been breached when the installed encryption was not activated.

ShopRite Kingston, N.Y. pharmacy customers data exposed

ShopRite supermarket customers who patronized the chain's store in Kingston, N.Y. may have had their payment card and some health information compromised when the store improperly discarded an electronic signature device used in the store's pharmacy.

Sonic hit with class action suit over POS data breach

Two Sonic Drive-In customers are taking legal action against Sonic for allowing their payment card data to possibly have been compromised when the fast-food chain's POS system was hacked and are demanding the company pay for credit monitoring services for those affected.

Chipotle data breach leads to illegal ATM withdrawal

Gainsville police said they are searching for a man whose image was captured on June 30 at the Campus USA Credit Union in Gainsville where he allegedly used the login credentials from more than 40 people whose data was taken during the Chipotle Data breach in May.

ProMediads now using Sundown-Pirate EK to spread a variety of malware

A year-old malvertising campaign has helped researchers uncover a new exploit kit (EK) called Sundown-Pirate that is being used to deliver a plethora of malware types.

Data Breach hits California Association of Realtors

A subsidiary of the California Association of Realtors suffered a data breach that exposed user information for a two-month period earlier this year.

Select Restaurant chain hit with POS data breach

The Select Restaurant chain reported it suffered a point-of-sale breach during which customer payment card information was compromised.

Data breach rattles Sabre: Intrusion into hotel reservations system revealed

Sabre Corporation, a $3.37 billion company that provides technology solutions to airline and hotel companies, has disclosed a breach of its Hospitality Solutions SynXis Central Reservations system, which may have exposed consumers' payment card data and personally identifiable information.

Hacker served Shoney's POS malware for three months

Best American Hospitality Corp. reported that 37 Shoney's restaurants it manages and operates were hit with point-of-sale (POS) malware starting in late December and lasting through early March.

Bring on GDPR. Wonga blunders in data breach - bank details lost?

Unsurprisingly, Wonga customers have been told to change their passwords after the payday loan firm admitted it had suffered a major data breach affecting 250,000 customers.

GameStop investigating point of sale data breach

GameStop is investigating a possible payment card breach on the retailer's online store, according to published reports.

Insurer sues Rosen Hotels over data breach payments

St. Paul Fire & Marine Insurance has filed a lawsuit asking a Florida judge to formally state that the insurance company is not responsible for paying any costs related to a data breach that took place at Rosen Hotels & Resorts.

Arby's hit with POS breach, 1,100 stores possibly affected

The fast food restaurant chain Arby's has suffered a breach involving the payment card systems in up to 1,100 of its locations.

Amazon customers targeted in phishing scam

Sophos researchers pulled the covers off a phishing scam hitting Amazon customers who are looking for deals on electronics that are too good to be true.

FTC Issues fake app alert, but perhaps too late

Apparently, it's always better late than never, but one wonders how much damages was already done.

Researchers hack Visa cards in six seconds

A research team from Newcastle University in the U.K. discovered a method to hack credit cards including dates and security codes in as little as six seconds.

Mastercard and Visa push EMV liability deadline to 2020 for automated fuel pumps

Citing technological and regulatory challenges, Mastercard and Visa have postponed their liability deadlines for merchants to employ EMV chip card technology at automated fuel pumps, from October 2017 to October 2020.