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Credit Card breach at Zoup puts NEXTEP in a soup

Credit Card breach at Zoup puts NEXTEP in a soup

Eating out at Zoup? Be careful while using the credit card.Thousands may be affected by a credit card breach that originated at the popular point-of-sale vendor NEXTEP systems which serves Zoup, and many other restaurants, corporate cafeterias, casinos, airports. The incident came to light after  sources in the financial institutions  noted that all the cards which have recently showed fraudulent activity have been used at...

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Crypto currency miner ‘quietly’ bundled with μTorrent, users cry foul

Are you in a hurry to install the newest version of μTorrent? Be careful of what you hit agree to.Users of μTorrent are fuming after it came to notice that the newest version of the popular file sharing app (version 3.4.2) is coming covertly bundled with Epic Scale which uses a portion of the CPU cycles to mine crypto-currency Litecoin. One Litecoin is worth $1.89.The complaints in the forum imply that the users had no indication of...

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Web users exposed to "FREAK" attack

Web users exposed to "FREAK" attack

Newly discovered security vulnerability in the SSL/TLS protocol, dubbed as “FREAK” poses potential risks for millions of people surfing the web on Apple, Google and Microsoft browsers. A whole range of browsers including Internet Explorer, chrome for Mac OS and Android , Apple browsers and about 12% of popular websites like  Bloomberg.com, kohls.com, mit.edu have been found to be vulnerable.The flaw would allow a “man in the middle”...

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National Grocers investigate unauthorized access to customer payment information

National Grocers investigate unauthorized access to customer payment information

The latest retailer to be hit with a data breach incident in the United States is National Grocers after sources in the financial industry confirmed to KrebsonSecurity that they had identified a pattern of fraud on debit and credit cards of customers who buy their groceries at the 93 various outlets, across 15 states, of the organic and natural grocery chain. According to US investigative reporter, Brian Kerbs, the Point of Sale Systems...

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Gift from Amazon, beware it can be Malware

Gift from Amazon, beware it can be Malware

In recent times, if you received this message, "Hey [NAME], I am sending you $200 Amazon Gift Card You can Claim it here", on your phone, if yes, then you have became the victim of one of the single largest messaging-initiated mobile malware, as discovered by AdaptiveMobile. This malware access all your contacts  on the phone and sends a spam message to each of them with the URL that promises an Amazon gift card if you install an APK...

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Limited portion of ASML’s IT System hacked

Limited portion of ASML’s IT System hacked

An unnamed hacker broke into a limited portion of an  IT system of a semiconductor supplier company called ASML on Sunday. In their initial investigation, ASML revealed that only a limited amount of data has been accessed. According to  ASML, there has not been any evidence of  valuable files, both  from their or customers and suppliers side, has been compromised. Their IT staff quickly got to know about the break-in...

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Uber files John Doe lawsuit in response to nine month-old data breach

Uber files John Doe lawsuit in response to nine month-old data breach

Uber has filed a John Doe lawsuit in the district court of Northern California as part of its investigation regarding a data breach of one its driver’s database. Last year in on September 17th, Uber discovered that one of its databases had been accessed using a login key that was posted on a post on Github.  The key was used to access Uber's internal database which houses information about 50,000 drivers. Uber has begun reaching out...

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