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If the retailers backing the CurrentC mobile payment system hope to topple NFC-based technology like Apple Pay and Google Wallet, they may need to improve their safeguards for your data. CurrentC is now warning people in its beta program that "unauthorized third parties" (read: hackers) swiped som...

October 29th 2014 at 1:28pm 0 Comments
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Would you trust a contactless payment solution that can't securely store the email addresses of people who have signed up to be included in the service's rollout? MCX, the company pushing the CurrentC touchless payment alternative to Apple Pay and Google Wallet, sent out the security alert above e...

October 29th 2014 at 11:45am 0 Comments
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There are big data breaches, and then there are massive, nation-changing data breaches. South Korean officials have warned that hacks targeting the country's national ID number system were so damaging that the government may not only have to revamp how it issues ID numbers, but hand out new ones...

October 14th 2014 at 5:57pm 0 Comments
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Get ready to call your credit card provider again -- another major US retailer has reported that its payment system has been compromised. Kmart's IT team quietly announced that malware has been found in its stores' register systems, noting that both debit and credit card numbers have been stolen....

October 10th 2014 at 6:51pm 0 Comments
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Looks like it didn't take long for the Shellshock security flaw to claim its first major victim. Yahoo has confirmed to both Future South Technologies and SecurityWeek that hackers used the command line exploit to breach at least two of its servers. Future South's Jonathan Hall found that the Ro...

October 6th 2014 at 7:07pm 0 Comments
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When Home Depot confirmed that its in-store payments systems were hacked, the one juicy morsel it didn't disclose was how many people may have been affected. Well, the company finally patched the issue and 'fessed up: some 56 million payment cards are at risk, so please keep an eye on your stateme...

September 18th 2014 at 5:27pm 0 Comments
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Heads up, Home Depot shoppers: pay very close attention to your bank and credit card statements if you've made a pitstop there over the past few months. After a frenzied burst of investigation, the company confirmed earlier reports of a payment information breach that may have affected home improv...

September 8th 2014 at 6:04pm 0 Comments
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Data theft is normally pretty bad all on its own, but a recent breach at US Investigations Services (a background check company) may have created some extra-strong headaches for the US government. Reuters understands that the intrusion exposed personal information of 25,000-plus Department of Hom...

August 24th 2014 at 2:54am 0 Comments
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In April and June, one of the largest hospital networks in the US was hacked. Community Health Systems says that cyber attacks originating in China stole the personal details of 4.5 million patients including names, addresses, telephone numbers, birth dates and Social Security numbers. In a regula...

August 18th 2014 at 4:04pm 0 Comments
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Want to see a textbook definition of irony? Look no further than Indexeus, a search engine that primarily exposes the info of malicious hackers caught up in the very sort of data breaches that they inflict on others. As it was originally structured, people had to "donate" $1 for every record the...

July 20th 2014 at 12:56pm 0 Comments