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The NSA Hack — What, When, Where, How, Who Why?

You might have heard about the recent ongoing drama of NSA hack that has sparked a larger debate on the Internet concerning abilities of US …

Hacking

Malware strikes Starwood, Marriott and Hyatt hotels, exposing customer card data

Hotel operator HEI Hotels and Resorts reported on Monday that 20 US hotels it runs have suffered a major data breach that may have divulged customer bank card data.<p>The affected hotels include properties from the Marriott, Hyatt, Intercontinental and Renaissance chains, as well as Starwood …

Security breach of hundreds of SAT questions reported

By Valerie Strauss<p>Valerie Strauss<p>Reporter covering education, foreign affairs<p>Email Bio Follow<p>There’s more bad news for the College Board, owner of the SAT exam: a large breach of hundreds of confidential questions from the new SAT.<p>In this story, Reuters reported that it had received from someone …

College & University

Bitfinex says expects 'socialized loss' for $72 million bitcoin hack

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong-based crypto-currency exchange Bitfinex, from which hackers stole about US$72 million worth of bitcoin this week, said on Friday that it expected to “socialize” the losses among bitcoin balances.<p>A Bitcoin (virtual currency) paper wallet with QR codes and a coin are …

Oracle investigating data breach at Micros point-of-sale division

Micros was bought in 2014 as one of the largest point-of-sale terminal makers.<p>Oracle has confirmed that it's investigating a breach of its Micros …

Cicis Pizza delivers the bad news, confirms breach at 138 locations

Cicis Pizza has officially acknowledged a payment card data breach in 138 of its restaurant locations, after reports of a point-of-sale malware …

Hillary Leaks Series: Wikileaks releases 20,000 DNC Emails

Today, whistleblowing website <b>Wikileaks</b> has finally published more than 19,000 e-mails, which contains more than 8,000 attachments from the <i>US</i> …

Why the FDIC Is Updating Its Cyber Security Policy After This Data Breach

The U.S. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation is updating cyber security policies after a 2015 data breach in which a former employee kept copies of …

Wendy's says over 1,000 locations affected by credit card breach

Malware on the franchise's point-of-sale systems is believed to be the source of the attack.<p>Fast food chain Wendy's announced in February that is was looking into a possible security breach. The franchise followed up in May confirming it found malware on its point-of-sale systems that was being …

Hack attack drains start-up investment fund

<b>Hackers have taken control of virtual cash worth $60m (£41m) by exploiting a bug in a system designed to help start-ups.</b><p>The attack targeted an investment fund called the DAO which is based on technology derived from the Bitcoin crypto-currency.<p>DAO members are now debating how to recover the …

427 Million Myspace Passwords leaked in major Security Breach

MySpace has suffered a major data breach in which hundreds of Millions of users have had their account details compromised.<p>You may have forgotten …

Russians steal research on Trump in hack of U.S. Democratic Party

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Hackers believed to be working for the Russian government broke into the Democratic National Committee’s computer network, spied on internal communications and accessed research on presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, the committee and security experts …

Citrix's GoToMyPC user passwords compromised after hack attack

Those of you who use Citrix's GoToMyPC are going to have to reset your passwords.<p>The service, which lets users remotely access PCs over the internet, was hit by a "very sophisticated password attack," Citrix said Sunday in a blog post. The company is requiring users to reset their passwords using …

Insider Breach: T-Mobile Czech Employee Steals and Sells 1.5 Million Users Data

T-Mobile is the latest in the list of recent high-profile data breaches, though this time the breach is not carried out by "Peace" - the Russian …

T-Mobile

Massive Acer security breach exposes highly sensitive data of 34,500 online shoppers

Computer maker Acer recently revealed to California’s Attorney General (AG) that hackers broke into the company’s online store and grabbed sensitive customer data. The leaked data includes information such as customer names, addresses, and credit card numbers including expiry dates and three-digit …

45m passwords stolen from over 1,100 VerticalScope forums

A hacker breached Toronto-based firm VerticalScope’s systems and stole 45 million records from its network of more than 1,100 websites and forums. The attack was reportedly carried out in February.<p>The company operates scores of major properties for automotive, sports, outdoor, health and hobby …

Dropbox Smeared in Week of Megabreaches

Last week, <b>LifeLock</b> and several other identity theft protection firms erroneously alerted their customers to a breach at cloud storage giant …

‘Inadvertent’ cyber breach hits 44,000 FDIC customers

By Joe Davidson<p>Joe Davidson<p>Columnist focusing on federal government issues<p>Email Bio Follow<p>In yet another example of fragile security in federal cyber systems, data for 44,000 Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. customers were breached by an employee leaving the agency.<p>The breach occurred in February …

Customers

Mexican Voter Database Exposed

4/26/2016<br>09:25 AM<p>50%<p>50%<p>Unsecured database leads to 'leak' of private information of 87 million Mexican voters.<p>A security researcher this month …

Possible 1.4GB data breach at Qatar National Bank

The Qatar National Bank is investigating a possible massive data breach with more than 15,000 files, or 1.4GB of data, being compromised.<p>The released …

Another Day, Another Hack: 7 Million Accounts for Minecraft Community ‘Lifeboat’

Security researcher Troy Hunt obtained data containing email addresses and passwords hashed with the weak MD5 algorithm.<p><i>Quite literally, every day someone gets hacked. Whether that's a telecommunications company having its customer data stolen, or another chain of businesses being ripped for all</i> …

Goldcorp's Systems Hit by Hackers After Extortion Bid, CEO Says

Goldcorp Inc. was the victim of a data breach as part of an attempt to extort money from the third-largest gold company.<p>The Vancouver-based miner’s …

LuckyPet data breach compromises online payment info

Seattle-based pet store LuckyPet notified the California State Attorney General's office of a data breach that compromised online customer …

Hackers took a massive healthcare provider's network completely offline

MedStar Health was forced offline this week after hackers took over its computer systems. An unconfirmed virus reportedly strangled the network and rendered it completely useless. Because of the attack, the healthcare operator’s 30,000 staff members and 3,000 affiliated physicians can’t access …

FBI Investigating MedStar Health Computer Hack

Questions over whether malware that infected the network of a Washington-based healthcare firm MedStar Health Inc., is ransomware.<p>Malware infected …

Crooks Steal, Sell Verizon Enterprise Customer Data

<b>Verizon Enterprise Solutions</b>, a B2B unit of the telecommunications giant that gets called in to help Fortune 500’s respond to some of the world’s …

American Express issued a notice of data breach

American Express is informing cardholders that their payment card data may have been exposed after a third-party service provider suffered a security …

Here's How Hackers Stole $80 Million from Bangladesh Bank

The recent cyber attack on Bangladesh's central bank that let hackers stole over $80 Million from the institutes' Federal Reserve bank account was …

Rosen Hotel chain was hit by credit-card stealing malware

We received unconfirmed reports on February 3, 2016 of a pattern of unauthorized charges occurring on payment cards after they had been used by some …

Anti-DDoS firm Staminus hacked, private data posted online

<i>The anti-DDoS firm Staminus claims to provide total protection from cyber attacks — However, they couldn’t protect themselves from such …