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Around 900 customers are said to have been targeted in the attack, who collectively lost around ¥55 million.The attackers exploited a security flaw in 7pay, a mobile payment app developed by 7-Eleven. Popular supermarket chain 7-Eleven has become the latest victim in a cyber attack. Attackers banked on a security flaw in 7-Eleven’s 7pay and...
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The campaign was found responsible for adding “1800ForBail” or “1800ForBail – One+Number” keywords to titles of hundreds of WordPress sites.It was reported that the attackers in the campaign exploited vulnerabilities in WordPress plugins to load malicious code from the targeted sites. Recently, a new attack campaign responsible for adding phony keywords in the titles of...
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(Bloomberg) — Attunity Ltd., a company that manages and safeguards data, left internal files exposed on the internet for clients including Ford Motor Co., and the Toronto-Dominion Bank, in the latest example of sensitive information being publicly accessible on the web.  The incident revealed passwords and network information about Attunity as well as emails and technology designs from some...
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The vulnerabilities in EA’s Origin platform could be exploited by abusing authentication tokens and related trust mechanisms.Origin is known for digital distribution of some of the popular video games published by EA. Origin, the digital distribution platform by video game company Electronic Arts (EA), was found containing numerous vulnerabilities that could have led to account...
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A recent report by NASA OIG disclosed that the attackers used a Raspberry Pi in its April 2018 data breach.It also mentions that the hackers stole around 500 MB of data in the breach. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has confirmed that the April 2018 data breach was carried out using a Raspberry...
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The ransomware attack infection encrypted and locked all files and crippled the city’s services. These included email services, billing system, and water utility pump stations.The city officials decided to pay the ransom amount in 65 bitcoins (USD 603,000) in order to recover the data. The city council for Riviera Beach in Florida suffered a ransomware...
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Contrary to the media reports, the company has called the data breach a ‘minor incident’.The hackers had targeted Symantec accounts belonging to several large Australian firms as well as major Australian government departments. Recent media reports claimed that security giant Symantec exposed confidential data and a purported list of prominent Australian clients during its demonstration...
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The CBP said that one of its contractors transferred copies of license plate images and traveler photos collected by CBP to the company’s network, which was later compromised by an attacker.The agency did not reveal the name of the contractor, however, CBP’s public statement sent to the Washington Post included the name “Perceptics” in the...
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Security researchers said a security lapse at IT giant Tech Data  allowed them to access customer and billing data. The Fortune 500 information technology giant secured an exposed server shortly after researchers Noam Rotem and Ran Locar found and reported the leaking data. The server was running a database used for logging internal company events for its...
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The information that could be accessed during the breach includes Social Security numbers, bank account details, credit card numbers, as well as medical information.American Medical Collection Agency (AMCA) immediately responded by taking down the web payment page, as well as migrated its web payments portal services to a third-party vendor. What happened? American Medical Collection...
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