Malware/Cybercrime

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Mozilla reports user data leak from Bugzilla project

It's the second database exposure incident reported by the organization in a month...

Retailers urged to defend against 'Backoff' point-of-sale malware

The PCI Security Standards Council says the Backoff malware is 'a very real threat'...


Hackers prey on Russian patriotism to grow the Kelihos botnet

A recent spam campaign encouraged Russian speakers to install malware on their computers to participate in DDoS attacks, researchers said...

Netcore, Netis routers have hardcoded password, Trend Micro says

More than two million of the devices on the Internet may be vulnerable...

California passes law mandating smartphone kill switch

The law is likely to affect smartphones sold around the world...

US warns 'significant number' of major businesses hit by Backoff malware

Backoff malware is stealing credit card details, according to a cybersecurity alert...

The UPS Store says malware found on systems of 51 stores

Names, postal and email addresses and payment card data may have been exposed...

Why would Chinese hackers want hospital patient data?

Medical records data can be a valuable asset, especially in a country where many have no health insurance...

Hackers steal data on 4.5 million US hospital patients

Community Health Systems says the breach occurred in April and June...

Chinese man indicted over theft of Boeing C-17 secrets

Su Bin is accused of working with two others to steal gigabytes of U.S. defense-related documents...

Grocery stores in multiple states hit by data breach

Affected retailers include Albertson's Cub Foods, Jewel-Osco, Shop n Save, Star Market and Shaw's...

Official at digital currency service pleads guilty to money laundering

Liberty Reserve helped launder $6 billion worth of proceeds related to criminal activity, the DOJ has alleged...

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Survey: Most hackers do it for the lulz

A majority of hackers are in it for the thrill, and hardly any think they'll get caught....

Tennessee firm blames bank for $193K cybertheft

TEC Industrial sues TriSummit bank for failing to spot fraudulent wire transfers....

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Yes, medical device security is lousy - so what?

There is no debate that the cyber security built into medical devices is practically nonexistent. But there is debate over how much that puts patients at risk. On one side are experts who say the benefits far outweigh the minuscule...

Accused Obamacare spammer settles FTC charges

The Florida company will pay $350,000 to settle charges it send misleading email spam...

My Final Impressions of Black Hat 2014

High energy, strong community, scary cybersecurity situation...

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Security Primer: How malware is classified

Overview of the major criteria used to classify malware: Propagation, Harm Done and Resiliency....

Payment cards with chips aren't perfect, so encrypt everything, experts say

The EMV or 'chip-and-PIN' system is not without security flaws, researchers warned...

Smartphone kill-switch bill passes California assembly

The bill is intended to reduce smartphone theft in the state...

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