US retailer Hit By Backoff Malware, Payment Data Stolen

US-based fast food chain Dairy Queen confirmed 395 of its stores were hit with Backoff PoS malware, exposing customers’ names, payment card numbers and expiration dates as a result.

Microsoft Issues Advance Notification for Nine October Patches

Microsoft has issued an advanced notification of patches from the security bulletin to be released on October 14. It contains nine security patches for critical vulnerabilities in Microsoft products.

JP Morgan Chase Breach Impacts 76 Million Households

The JP Morgan Chase security breach has impacted 76 million household and 7 million small business accounts, according to the SEC’s announcement, making it one of the largest breaches ever.

China Blocks Instagram amid Pro-Democracy Protests

China has allegedly blocked access to popular photo-sharing app Instagram to prevent the spread to the mainland of any photos of tear gas used in massive anti-government protests in Hong Kong, according to PC World.

Facebook and Yelp Quit ALEC, Following Lead of Google and Amazon

Facebook and Yelp have announced their withdrawal from the conservative lobby group American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), according to the National Journal.

PayPal Partners with Bitcoin Processors

PayPal has formed partnerships with Bitcoin payment processors BitPay, Coinbase and GoCoin to support merchants in handling Bitcoin transactions, the company said in a blog post.

Google Faces Fine for Unfair Competition, EU Warns

Google could pay a record multi-billion-dollar fine for violating EU competition rules with respect to rival search engines, according to

Boeing to Open Cyber Security Center in Asia

Boeing plans to open a cyber-security center in Singapore to train and gear up cyber professionals in the region, according to V3.

Outdated Vulnerable Browsers Discouraged by Google

Google has started to discourage the use of outdated and vulnerable browsers by displaying older versions of its search engine, according to the BBC.

Google Patches 50 Security Flaws in Chrome Browser

Google has patched 50 severe security flaws in the Chrome browser, including a remote code execution, according to an announcement.

John Kerry and Hillary Clinton `Accidentally’ Intercepted by German Intelligence

John Kerry and Hillary Clinton have had their phone conversations "accidentally" intercepted by the German intelligence service, the Bundesnachrichtdienst (BND), according to The Register.

Synolocker Hits Chinese Medicine University; 10,000 Records Encrypted

The Chinese Medicine University has been infected with the Synolocker malware that's affecting Synology network access storage devices, according to Softpedia News.

Google Rewards HTTPS Web Sites with Higher Search Rankings

Google will reward all HTTPS web sites with higher search rankings in an effort to strengthen security, according to a blog post by the company

Researcher Claims to Bypass PayPal’s Two-Factor Authentication

Australian security researcher Joshua Rogers says he has found a way to infiltrate PayPal accounts in spite of the two-factor authentication security feature, according to PC World.

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