Malware targeting point-of-sale (POS) systems has been a major trend for the last six months. With easy pickings to be had from mom-and-pop shops, this pattern is only going to grow until people start fighting back with better system security, and ideally better payment card systems.
Virus Bulletin's Technical Director John Hawes takes a look....
Claims are made that the Aurora hackers weren't just Chinese-sponsored hackers bent on messing with Tibetan activists.
Rather it was a Chinese counterintelligence operation that sought to discover if the US had uncovered the identity of clandestine agents operating within its borders.
Episode #109 of our popular Chet Chat podcast series is out.
Chet and Duck are back with their almost entirely reverent opinions on the latest computer security issues.
The call has gone out to Yahoo Japan's 200 million users to change their passwords, after the company warned that it suspected hackers had managed to access a file containing 22 million user IDs.
Here's a video that might make you think twice about taking your laptop out into the world unencrypted.
This is "data theft" in the most literal sense...
It's that time of the week again - here's your roundup of everything we wrote in the last seven days.
Adrian-Tiberiu Oprea, a Romanian national and the alleged ringleader of the gang responsible for a multimillion-dollar hack of the Subway fast-food chain, has pleaded guilty.
Snapchat claims to let you share even "ugly selfies" because once they're viewed they "disappear forever."
US-based computer forensics geek Richard Hickman thought he'd find out how true that claim was...
Candace Bushnell has her Twitter hacked, and her email, and a draft version of her upcoming book leaked onto the net.
Domain registrar and web hosting company Name.com, part of the Demand Media group, has suffered a data breach.
Crooks have apparently made off with data up to and including credit card numbers...but it sounds as though everything was encrypted, which is a silver lining.
Despite being one of the biggest economies for the retail and 'food and beverage' industries, the US lacks basic card protection that could prevent data thieves from Americans' bank accounts.
Fortunately, the few passwords that were nabbed were salted and hashed. Also, the company doesn't request sensitive information such as Social Security Numbers and doesn't store financial data such as credit card numbers or bank accounts.
Kudos for good security practices, guys.
Since 2011, data security company ViaSat UK has spiced up the Infosecurity Europe conference by filing a Freedom of Information request for data breach statistics.
In previous years they've fallen out with the regulators over the matter, but things turned out better in 2013...
Google has launched a new tool that lets users plan what will happen to their private data after they die.
Will you use it?
Burglars broke into offices at video service Vudu late last month and stole hard drives containing customers' personal data, the company told customers in an email sent on Tuesday.