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Apple Pay rival CurrentC suffers pre-launch compromise

Merchant Customer Exchange (MCX) says that CurrentC, a mobile payment offering backed by giant retailers like Wal-Mart, Best Buy, Old Navy, Target, CVS, and more, has been compromised.

White House officials confirm breach on unclassified network

A White House official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said that suspicious activity has been identified on the Executive Office of the President (EOP) network. The official, speaking to Reuters, said that mitigation efforts...

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Amateur cries wolf and says KrebsOnSecurity was hacked

Over the weekend, a self-made "hacker" who goes by the handle N4rCochaos claimed that he had hacked one of the Web's most visible security journalists, Brian Krebs. According to his claims, he hacked KrebsOnSecurity.com and obtained a...

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Yahoo says they're patching servers compromised by Shellshock

Jonathan Hall, of Future South Technologies, said that he uncovered a botnet running on two Yahoo servers, managed by a group of hackers out of Romania. Yahoo has confirmed the incident, and said they are working to resolve the issue....

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Feds probing possible hacking incident at JP Morgan Chase

On Wednesday, Bloomberg reported that the FBI, the US Secret Service, and even the NSA are investigating an incident alleged to have occurred in mid-August on JP Morgan Chase's (JPMC) network.

Are you immune from this very real risk to your tenure as CSO?

As we work to adjust our bias for breach prevention, the real concern is how the response is handled. Some steps to help ensure you get it right.

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A possible breach at Goodwill is bad, but nothing special

Last week, Goodwill Industries International was alerted by federal authorities to a possible payment card breach at several of their U.S. locations. Reaction to this news has been typical for the most part, as they're yet another...

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Butler University data breach impacts 163,000

Indianapolis-based Butler University has warned more than 160,000 students, alumni, faculty, staff, and past applicants that their personal information was exposed during a data breach in 2013.

NCC Group's new '.trust' domain promises Internet security overhaul

Designed to make phishing and other abuses harder

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Code Spaces forced to close its doors after security incident

Code Spaces, a SVN and Git hosting provider, used by organizations for project management and development needs, has folded after an attacker compromised their internal systems.

Security concerns slow bank adoption of cloud and mobile

Fujitsu report shows many banks running scared of next gen technology

University researchers test cyber-defense for nation's power grid

University researchers are testing whether a distributed computing system could be used to prevent a major blackout during a cyberattack on the nation's power grid.

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Forum compromise impacts 400,000 AVAST users

Vince Steckler, the CEO of AVAST software – one of the Web's most popular free anti-Virus programs, announced a breach over the holiday weekend, which impacts nearly 400,000 users.

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Vendor error forces Lowe's to issue breach notification letters

In a letter to both current and former employees, Lowe’s says that personal information might have been compromised after a third-party vendor exposed it to the public.

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Bitly discloses account compromise, urges users to change passwords

On Thursday evening, Bitly (bit.ly), one of the Web's largest URL shortening services, urged users to reset their API keys, OAuth tokens, and passwords.

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In Depth

Avoiding burnout: Ten tips for hackers working incident response

Recent security graduates entering the world of incident response, or those with a strong security background making a career move, face a challenging environment that often leads to frustration and burnout.

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HealthCare.gov urges password resets due to Heartbleed

Officials are urging those with accounts on HealthCare.gov to reset their passwords due to the Heartbleed vulnerability.

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19 year-old arrested for attack on Canadian tax agency

A 19 year old London, Ontario man was arrested by the RCMP on Tuesday, in connection to the ongoing investigation of the Canada Revenue Agency data breach.

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