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Retail Breach Impacts, Online Storefront Hack, DOD Contractors Targeted and more | TWIC - September 19, 2014

Posted by Lindsey Havens on Sep 19, '14

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Each week, the PhishLabs team posts The Week in Cybercrime (TWIC) to recap noteworthy cybercrime articles and reports (open source).

  • Cybercriminals Find POS Terminals Easy Prey (PhishLabs)
    Over the past few months an abundance of point-of-sale (POS) attacks on major retailers has left millions of consumers’ personal account information vulnerable. What is the cause of the uptick in POS attacks and what can be done to mitigate future attacks?

  • Home Depot: 56M Cards Impacted, Malware Contained (Krebs on Security)
    Home Depot says cyber criminals armed with custom-built malware stole an estimated 56 million debit and credit card numbers from its customers between April and September 2014. That disclosure officially makes the incident the largest retail card breach on record.

  • Chinese Hackers Hacked into U.S. Defense Contractors 20 Times in Just One Year (The Hacker News) 
    Chinese hackers associated with the Chinese government have successfully infiltrated the computer systems of U.S. defense contractors working with the government agency responsible for the transportation of military troops and goods across the globe, Senate investigators have found.

  • Freenode Suffers Breach, Asks Users to Change Their Passwords (Help Net Security)
    Popular IRC network Freenode has suffered a security breach and is asking users to change their passwords, as they might have been compromised.

  • eBay Redirect Attack Puts Buyers' Credentials at Risk (BBC News)
    Attackers placed malicious Javascript code within product listing pages, sending people who clicked on the links to a site designed to steal their credentials.

  • Email Security Still a Struggle for Most Companies (CIO) 
    Banks and social media firms have taken steps to protect their customers from email scams, according to recent research. However, the travel and healthcare industries remain vulnerable. All the more troubling: Spam and phishing show no signs of going away.

Topics: Malware, The Week in Cybercrime, Data Breach, POS Attacks

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