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Hackers accessed Goodwill hosting provider for 18 months before card breach

C&K Systems, which provided payment technology to Goodwill, said two other unnamed businesses were also affected

Enterprise Annexation of Endpoint Security

Malware detection, prevention, and response activities are quickly bringing endpoint and network security together.


HP unit pleads guilty to bribing Russian officials

Prosecutor's office staff received travel, luxury cars, expensive jewelry, clothes and furniture in exchange for IT contract

CTO for Liberty Reserve payment network pleads guilty

Mark Marmilev of Brooklyn maintained the technical infrastructure for Liberty Reserve's operations

Senators ask Apple, Home Depot for information on breaches

Two lawmakers ask the companies to explain the cause of recent data breaches

Book Report: Cyberstorm by Matthew Mather

Great read for those who want to understand what might happen as a result of a devastating cyber-attack on critical infrastructure

Five million Gmail addresses and passwords dumped online

The data was not likely stolen from Google, but from other websites, researchers said

Senators call for investigation of Home Depot breach

A recent breach raises questions about the company's data protection practices, two senators say

Home Depot confirms breach of its payment systems

Customers will not be held responsible for fraudulent charges, the company said

Note to Executives, Legislators, and Consumers: Time For a More Serious Dialogue About Cybersecurity

Wave of security breaches illustrates the need to step back before moving forward

Report: Police question LG exec for damaging Samsung products

The reported incident took place in Berlin ahead of this week's IFA electronics show

Attack hijacks DNS settings on home routers in Brazil

Attackers use cross-site request forgery techniques to change router settings when users visit malicious websites

Home Depot investigates possible payment data breach

The retailer is working with law enforcement and banking partners to investigate

Europol launches international cybercrime task force

The FBI and the UK National Crime Agency are part of the team

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

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