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Hackers steal payment card data of 5 million Saks, Lord & Taylor customers

Hackers have apparently managed to compromise the cash register systems at Saks Fifth Avenue and Lord & Taylor stores in the US and Canada, and have stolen payment card …

money
Worldwide spending on security solutions to reach $91 billion in 2018

Worldwide spending on security-related hardware, software, and services is forecast to reach $91.4 billion in 2018, an increase of 10.2% over the amount spent in 2017. This …

Atlanta
Atlanta government systems hit by ransomware

The city of Atlanta has suffered a ransomware attack on Thursday, which resulted in outages of some of its customer facing applications, including some that customers may use …

Cambridge Analytica
Cambridge Analytica and Facebook’s privacy storm: Latest developments

A day before the most recent expos√© on Strategic Communication Laboratories (SCL)/Cambridge Analytica’s exploitation of user data syphoned out of Facebook to fuel …

Phishing
Most top US higher ed institutions fail to protect students from phishing

88.8 percent of the root domains operated by top colleges and universities in the United States are putting their students, staff and other recipients at risk for phishing …

industry
US sets up dedicated office for energy infrastructure cybersecurity

The US government is setting up a new Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security, and Emergency Response (CESER) at the US Department of Energy. The CESER office will focus on …

Vizio Smart TV
Five smart TVs tested for security, privacy issues

As more and more smart TVs are sold worldwide, consumers should be aware of the risks associated with this technology. Consumer Union, a US-based nonprofit organization …

IBM identity
Authentication today: Moving beyond passwords

A new global study from IBM Security examining consumer perspectives around digital identity and authentication, found that people now prioritize security over convenience …

mask
British teenager hacked top ranking US officials using social engineering

How did British teenager Kane Gamble, who at the time was only 15 years old, manage to break into email accounts of the CIA and DNI chiefs, as well as gain access to a number …

healthcare ransomware
US hospital paid $55,000 ransom to hackers despite having backups

A US hospital has decided to pay a ransom of 4 bitcoin to regain access to some 1,400 files locked by attackers. Hancock Health, a regional hospital based in Greenfield, …

privacy
Alleged Fruitfly macOS spyware author indicted

The mystery of the Fruitfly macOS malware has apparently been solved: a 28-year-old man from Ohio has been charged on Wednesday of allegedly creating and installing the …

GDPR
More than half of US-based employees have never heard of GDPR

With the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) deadline approaching, new research from MediaPro shows more than half of US-based employees have never heard of the …

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