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New technique allows attackers to hide stealthy Android malware in images

The attack could be used to distribute malware through applications that appear harmless, researchers said

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'Hurricane Panda' hackers used Microsoft zero-day, CrowdStrike says

The group, which targets technology infrastructure companies, is believed to be linked to China's government

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Microsoft's monthly update fixes two Zero-Day vulnerabilities

Later today, as part of their monthly update, Microsoft will release nine bulletins, correcting problems in Internet Explorer, all of their currently supported operating systems. Three of these bulletins are rated critical, and...

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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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Kmart discloses malware related data breach

On the same day that Dairy Queen announced their own malware-based data breach, Kmart (owned by Sears Holdings Corp.) reported the discovery that credit and debit cards were compromised after criminals installed malware on their...

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Dairy Queen confirms Backoff malware led to data breach

On Thursday, the Minneapolis-based Dairy Queen confirmed a data breach that impacts 395 stores. The fast food chain says that the source of the breach itself is the same family of POS malware that gained attention earlier this summer...

Russian faces more charges in point-of-sale hacking case

Roman Valeryevich Seleznev has been charged with 11 counts of wire fraud

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Windows XP flaws help Russian 'Qbot' gang build 500,000 PC botnet

But are botnets becoming yesterday's worry?

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Critical Bugzilla vulnerability could give hackers access to undisclosed software flaws

Software projects that use the Bugzilla bug tracking software should deploy the latest patches immediately, security researchers said

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Criminals used a malware program to steal millions from ATMs

The malware is installed from a bootable CD by first gaining physical access to the ATM

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Ransomware attack knocks TV station off air

On Monday, The ABC had to suspend programming out of Sydney, Australia and move broadcasting to Melbourne after their network was targeted by Ransomware. The malware prevented normal operations, resulting in ABC News 24 going off air...

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Yahoo says attackers looking for Shellshock found a different bug

The bug has now been fixed and user data was not at risk, the company said

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AT&T fired employee who improperly accessed customer accounts

The compromised data included Social Security and driver's license numbers, AT&T said

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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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What to do in the aftermath of the JPMorgan breach

The compromise of 10s of millions of JPMorgan Chase accounts poses the greatest risk of phishing attacks on consumers and small businesses, experts say.

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Alternate keyboard apps: Too risky for your smartphone?

Alternative keyboard apps are just one glaring example of how protecting your privacy requires diligence.

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Tools for creating malicious USB thumb drives released by security researchers

The tools can be used to modify the firmware on USB flash drives in order to infect computers with malware

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JPMorgan says breach impacted 76M households and 7M small businesses

On Thursday, JPMorgan Chase (JPMC) updated investors about their recently disclosed data breach in an 8-K filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The incident impacts 76M households and 7M small businesses.

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