Fast-Food POS Fraud Hits South African Banks

Cyber criminals infected point-of-sale terminals of fast food restaurants in South Africa and grabbed payment card data from customers, reported Bloomberg citing the Payments Association of South Africa.

Japan in Dire Need of Cyber Security Pros

Japan is looking to hire 80,000 information security professionals and further train the ones already employed to better protect key Japanese infrastructure, The Mainichi news agency reports.

Adobe Loses Customer Records and Source Code. Acrobat and ColdFusion Apps at Risk

Adobe confirmed losing 2.9 million customer data and the source code of numerous Adobe products in a sophisticated” cyber attack on the company’s network.

Nearly One in Three People Open Dangerous E-mails despite Warnings

Some 30 percent of people confessed they wouldn’t refrain from opening e-mails even if they seemed suspicious, a TNS Global for Halon study finds, as reported by the PCWorld.

Emory University Hacked Again, Users Urged to Change Passwords

Users of the Emory University network are urged to change their passwords after the Georgia-based education center got hacked again, according to a security alert. The University is investigating the breach of its IT infrastructure, which it considers similar to other hacking incidents of academic institutions and large organizations.

Feds Charge Five People for Stealing Millions of Credit Card Data

US authorities charged five people for operating one of the largest-ever hacking attacks against corporate networks with estimated losses of hundreds of millions of dollars and the theft of over 160 million bank card numbers.

Bitdefender Wallet – Safest Way to Store Your Passwords

People instinctively keep their wallet close. It holds identity on a card, their credit cards and lots of hints of their personal life in the form of business cards, receipts, gift or membership cards, or photos.

Anonymous Hacks and Leaks Filipino President's Private Phone Number

Anonymous hacked and published Filipino President's private mobile number, urging voters to confront their leader directly, according to the Associated Press. A member of the hacktivist group claims he managed to steal three telephone numbers belonging to the president Benigno Simeon Cojuangco Aquino III.

Teenagers Dread Facebook Overshare, Pew Internet/American Life Project Finds

American teenagers prefer Facebook to other social media platforms despite being most frustrated by this particular online social medium, a new report by the Pew Internet & American Life Project finds.

Reporters Flagged as Hackers after Getting Customer Data via Google Search

When it comes to hacking, search engines turn out to be the tools that get your work half done, or so is the case with a team of reporters from Scripps News who stumbled on a huge pool of customer data via Google Search.

California Privacy Bill Aims to Tell Users What Companies Know About Them

A new privacy bill aims to empower US citizens to ask for and receive year-long data that’s been collected on them by various companies and corporations.

European Agencies Plan to Sue Google Over Privacy Scandal

European data protection agencies plan to sue Google after they warned the company that its new privacy policy doesn’t comply with EU laws, according to the AFP. In October last year, the agencies gave the Internet giant four months to reconsider the settings or face legal action.

Data of 4,000 Bank Executives Leaked by Anonymous in Government Hacking

Over 4,000 bank executives saw their personal data leaked after Anonymous hacked a new governmental website was hacked, according to ZDNet.

Ad Network Spying on Users Faces FTC Disciplining

Using history sniffing technology to secretly spy on users, the New York-based Epic Marketplace ad network settled on a complaint by the Federal Trade Commission.

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