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Over 700 Million Compromised Email and Password Combinations Used to Send Spam

Lists of email addresses with password and other information used to send phishing emails and spam were hosted on an open server and available to copy or download.  More than one-fourth of the email and password combinations were identified from previous data breaches and this collection of 711 million email address account credentials shows the scale of data breaches

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Dyre Malware Picks Up Where Zeus Left Off

Since the takedown of the Zeus botnet in June 2014 fraudsters have moved to a new malware of choice, known as Dyre, which also seeks to obtain online banking credentials by mimicking hundreds of different financial institutions worldwide, including 70 in the United States. The malware can infect IE, Chrome and Firefox users, and infections

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Samsung Disables Windows Updates Leaving PCs Vulnerable

Many Samsung laptop users have recently found, or may still be unaware, that software from Samsung is disabling Microsoft’s automatic Windows Updates, leaving these devices susceptible to attacks and vulnerabilities that may have been preventable. Even if users disable the Samsung software and manually turn Windows Updates back on, the computer will revert back to

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Dairy Queen and at Least 1,000 Other U.S. Businesses Hit by Backoff Malware

According to reports from the U.S. Secret Service and Kaspersky Labs, malware known as Backoff has been used to attack more than 1,000 businesses. This malware targets point-of-sale retail payment systems, intercepting and sending payment information to the fraudsters that employ it. The most recent high profile case of this malware and data compromise targeted

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More and More Mobile Malware

Malware targeting mobile devices has increased for the fifth consecutive quarter and has increased 167 percent from Q1 2013 to Q1 2014, according to the latest McAfee Labs Threats Report. Merchants aren’t the only ones putting more emphasis and importance on the mobile channel, fraudsters are as well. This is evidenced by the growth of

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Mobile Malware Targets Android

Cybercriminals target the vulnerable and popular Android mobile platform through banking Trojans. 98% of mobile malware batters Android users. As of January 2014, Internet security firm Kaspersky reported a total of 10 million malicious Android installations packages detected in 2012-2013. The primary focus of the malware is banking Trojans while packages may focus on obtaining

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Over Half of Malware Analysts Have Investigated Enterprise Data Breaches That Were Not Disclosed

According to a survey conducted by ThreatTrack Security, there may be considerably more data breaches occurring than the public hears about, especially at the enterprise level. A recent survey found that 57 percent of enterprise malware analysts have investigated or addressed a data breach that was never disclosed. Read More

 
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