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Protecting the point of sale means improved third party vetting

In the news on PaymentsSource  |  By Joe Fantuzzi |  June 09, 2017 GameStop. Wendy’s. Verifone. Chipotle. With retail breaches now gracing headlines on what feels like a weekly basis, it’s now well established that the retail sector represents a growing target for cybercriminals. Attackers are increasingly eyeing industry networks as a wealth of personal [...]

Kmart cyber attack highlights PoS vulnerabilities

In the news on Computer Weekly  |  By Warwick Ashford |  June 02, 2017 The cyber attack on Kmart should be a major wake up call for retailers to review the security of their point-of-sale systems, say security experts Some Kmart stores have been targeted by hackers, leading to unauthorised activity on some of its [...]

TheDarkOverlord Strikes Again, Targeting Multiple Companies

In the news on DarkWebNews  |  By Richard |  May 29, 2017 Before moving shifting focus to Hollywood, the hacker or hacking outfit that operates under the alias “TheDarkOverlord” was notoriously known for various data breach incidences in multiple organizations, including Gorilla Glue, at least three healthcare companies and a small cancer charity known as [...]

Tuesday Buzz: Learn From Hollywood Hack Attacks

In the news on Associations Now  |  By Raegan Johnson  |  May 09, 2017 Why a slew of recent Hollywood cyberattacks should have associations looking closely at vendor security. Also: a fundamental way to increase member engagement. Sneaky hackers pulled off several high-profile Hollywood cybercrimes recently, and associations should pay close attention to how they [...]

Hackers Find Celebrities’ Weak Links in Their Vendor Chains

In the news on The New York Times  |  By Nicole Perlroth  |  May 07, 2017 In December, hackers impersonating an executive at Interscope Records, the record label owned by Universal Music Group, managed to bypass all the latest in digital defenses with a simple email. In a carefully tailored message, the hackers urged an [...]

Microsoft underlines importance of keeping software updated

In the news on Computer Weekly  |  By Warwick Ashford  |  April 18, 2017 Microsoft has underlined the importance of keeping software up to date by confirming that no supported versions of its software are vulnerable to leaked NSA hacking tools None of the hacking tools allegedly stolen from the US National Security Agency by [...]

Scottrade Exposes Sensitive Info on 20K Businesses, Individuals

In the news on Infosecurity Magazine  |  By Tara Seals |  April 06, 2017   Retail brokerage firm Scottrade has exposed the information of some 20,000 users, marking the second data compromise for the company in 18 months. The compromise came when an MSSQL database containing sensitive information was inadvertently left exposed to the public. [...]

Verifone calls security breach ‘limited,’ after quick response

In the news on SC Magazine  |  By Teri Robinson |  March 09, 2017   A day after reports surfaced that payments company Verifone was probing a potential breach of its internal systems and attempted attacks on some affiliated point-of-sale (POS) systems, the company has soft-pedaled the incident, saying in a statement published by The [...]