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This Week In Credit Card News: Million Cards Hacked At Staples, Hack-Proof Pants Now Available

Staples Estimates Hackers Breached 1.16 Million Credit Cards Staples confirmed that suspicious cyber activity, first spotted in September, was most likely a malware attack that may have breached 1.16 million credit cards. The breaches began in late summer and continued until the retailer detected and removed the malware in mid-September. [Time] Hack-Proof Pants Protect Your […]

Rackspace Joins Ranks of the Holiday Hacked

Are hackers and malware purveyors targeting cloud and network service providers over the holidays? With the news of the Sony hack fresh in everyone's minds, unusual hacking reports are flowing in. First, leaders of the Tor project said...Show More Summary

If guilty, North Korea must have amazed even itself with Sony hack

North Korea has discovered that not only is the pen mightier than the sword, but malware may be more powerful than its nuclear deterrent.

New Mac Malware Spreads Via Thunderbolt Ports

Thunderstrike is an insidious bootkit that spreads via Thunderbolt ports and writes itself onto infected Macs' motherboards.

NYT: JPMorgan Chase was hacked due to two-factor authentication blunder

The hackers that stole millions of depositors' contact info from JPMorgan Chase earlier this year didn't use any kind of sophisticated malware like the one that took down Sony Pictures' computers. No, they managed to steal people's info, because the...

Staples Data Breach: What to Do Now

Staples said 115 of its U.S. stores were hit by payment-systems malware, resulting in the theft of 1.16 million credit and debit cards.

Chinese malware targets visitors to official Afghan government websites

4 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Malicious software likely linked to China was used to infect visitors to a wide range of official Afghan government websites, U.S. cybersecurity researchers say. ThreatConnect, a Virginia-based cybersecurity firm, said its researchers last week found a corrupted JavaScript file that was used to...

The Sony hack… (warning: pure speculation to follow)

The FBI said technical analysis of malware used in the Sony attack found links to malware that “North Korean actors” had developed and found a “significant overlap” with “other malicious cyber activity” previously linked to Pyongyang. Reuters It’s obvious that North Korea is behind the attack on Sony in retaliation for making “The Interview”… In [...]

Staples Estimates Hackers Breached 1.16 Million Credit Cards

Internal investigation finds traces of malware infecting sales systems at up to 115 locations

Avoid Falling Victim To These Three Ransomware Scams

You’ve probably heard of Ransomware, the malware that locks up your system and threatens you in order to extort money. It is a threat that exists on desktop and mobile devices, and is almost always insidious, difficult to remove, and, in many cases, expensive. Show More Summary

Staples says more than 1 million payment cards could have been affected in security breach

6 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Office-supply retailer Staples Inc said about 1.16 million payment cards might have been affected by the data breach announced in October. An investigation by external data security experts showed that criminals deployed malware to some point-of-sales systems at 115 U.S. stores, Staples said. The...

1.16 Million Payment Cards Breached in Staples Hack

I n case anybody still believed we were doing ok on cybersecurity, Staples just announced that malware deployed at 115 of its stores nationwide gave hackers access to some 1.16 million customers' payment cards. Check here to see if your store was hit. Read more...

FBI Officially Blames North Korea for the Sony Hack

The malware tools and IP addresses used in the hack point directly to North Korea.

FBI: Yes, It Was North Korea

The FBI today formally blamed North Korea for the massive Sony Pictures hack, reports NBC News. The bureau says its investigation turned up "links to other malware that the FBI knows North Korea actors previously developed," reports the Washington Post. North Korea's moves "were intended to inflict significant harm on...

BREAKING: FBI Says North Korea Responsible For Sony Hack

Suspected, now confirmed. "The FBI has determined that the intrusion into SPE?s network consisted of the deployment of destructive malware and the theft of proprietary information as well as employees? personally identifiable information and confidential communications. The attacks also rendered...

$150,000 HIPAA Settlement Following Breach of Unsecured PHI Due To Malware

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Civil Rights (OCR) announced on December 8, 2014 that a community behavioral health organization agreed to pay $150,000 and adopt a corrective action plan to settle potential violations related to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).

Google Blocks Thousands Of WordPress Sites Following Malware Attack by @mattsouthern

Security firm Sucuri reports that Google has blacklisted over 11,000 malware-infected WordPress domains, and over 100,000 sites in total have been affected by a new malware campaign from By using a vulnerability found in...Show More Summary

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