Dairy Queen stores hit by ‘Backoff’ malware, payment card data stolen

Friday, October 10th, 2014

Dairy Queen said Thursday the "Backoff" point-of-sale malware infected systems at 395 of its stores, stealing payment card data. The company, which has 4,500 independently owned franchises in the U.S., said in a statement it believes the "malware has been contained." Most of the stores, including one Orange Julius location, were ...

JPMorgan hack exposed data of 83 million, among biggest breaches in history

Saturday, October 4th, 2014

Names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of the holders of some 83 million households and small business accounts were exposed when computer systems at JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM.N) were recently compromised by hackers, making it one of the biggest data breaches in history. The bank revealed the scope of ...

Cleaning up after password dumps

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

One of the unfortunate realities of the Internet today is a phenomenon known in security circles as “credential dumps”—the posting of lists of usernames and passwords on the web. We’re always monitoring for these dumps so we can respond quickly to protect our users. This week, we identified several lists ...

So Your Nude Selfies Were Just Hacked…

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

If you haven’t been following the most recent news regarding a wide swath of celebrities whose accounts were hacked and private photos shared, you must have been having a lot of fun on Labor Day and I salute you. Probably the very first thing most of the victimized celebrities are doing ...

Credit Card Breach at Home Depot

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

Multiple banks say they are seeing evidence that Home Depot stores may be the source of a massive new batch of stolen credit and debit cards that went on sale this morning in the cybercrime underground. Home Depot says that it is working with banks and law enforcement agencies to ...

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