Target CEO Apologizes For Hack, Explains 4-Day Delay For Alerting Customers

Target CEO Apologizes For Hack, Explains 4-Day Delay For Alerting Customers

As you all know, between Black Friday weekend and December 15, Target’s in-store credit and debit card processing system was compromised, allowing attackers to make off with more than 100 million card numbers and other information. Last night, Target CEO Gregg Steinhafel went on TV to (repeatedly) apologize and to explain why Target didn’t acknowledge the hack until Dec. 18. [More]

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Report: More Holiday Credit Card Breaches To Be Revealed

It’s bad enough that some 110 million Target customers may have had their credit card info stolen, or that some Neiman Marcus shoppers are falling victim to ID theft following a data breach. A new report says there are a few other retailers waiting to reveal the bad news that they too were victims of credit card hackers. [More]

Credit Card Hackers Go Upscale, Steal Neiman Marcus Customers’ Info

Credit Card Hackers Go Upscale, Steal Neiman Marcus Customers’ Info

If you live under the delusion that paying too much at the department store would somehow result in a higher level of security, prepare to have your mind blown. The folks at upscale retailer Neiman Marcus have revealed that hackers compromised credit and debit card information for an unknown number of customers. [More]

‘Wichcraft Sandwich Shops Reveal Credit Card Hack From 3 Months Ago

‘Wichcraft Sandwich Shops Reveal Credit Card Hack From 3 Months Ago

While it’s certainly not on the scale of the recent Target breach, ‘wichcraft, the chain of sandwich shops co-founded by Top Chef’s Tom Colicchio, announced yesterday that its payment card system for locations in NYC and San Francisco was compromised for several weeks earlier this year, giving hackers access to customers’ names, card numbers, security codes, and expiration dates. [More]

Target Confirms PIN Data Also Stolen In Credit/Debit Card Hack

Target Confirms PIN Data Also Stolen In Credit/Debit Card Hack

After days of denying a report that hackers had stolen encrypted PIN data from some 40 million Target shoppers, the retailer has finally admitted that yes, this information was indeed collected during the 3-week-long data breach. [More]

Target “Deeply Regrets” Letting Someone Steal 40 Million Credit Card Numbers From Customers

Target “Deeply Regrets” Letting Someone Steal 40 Million Credit Card Numbers From Customers

In case they missed the news last night, Target customers around the country are waking up this morning and learning that they may be one of many millions of consumers whose credit and debit card information was compromised during the course of a nearly three-week-long security breach at the retailer. Big Red, you’ve got some explaining to do… [More]

Happy Holidays: Target & Secret Service Investigating Credit/Debit Card Breach

Happy Holidays: Target & Secret Service Investigating Credit/Debit Card Breach

Because it’s not the holidays without family, friends, gifts, reindeer, and news of a massive breach of credit and debit card records, the folks at Target are reportedly looking into the possibility that its customers’ information may have been compromised during the busiest shopping season of the year.
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UPDATE: The U.S. Secret Service has confirmed to the Wall Street Journal that it is investigating the data breach, which is believed to have taken advantage of a vulnerability in the network of some 40,000 card-scanning devices used at Target stores nationwide. [More]

Ginormous Hack Targets 2 Million Accounts Spread Over 93,000 Websites Worldwide

Ginormous Hack Targets 2 Million Accounts Spread Over 93,000 Websites Worldwide

About two million people should be checking your social media accounts and anything else one might have a login and password for: Hackers have snagged usernames and passwords for millions of Facebook, Google, Twitter, Yahoo and other sites accounts, according to a new report. [More]

Cyber-Criminals Steal $45 Million, Ship It Off In Suitcases Full Of Cash

Cyber-Criminals Steal $45 Million, Ship It Off In Suitcases Full Of Cash

Since the dawn of the connected computer age, criminals in movies have easily transferred massive amounts of stolen money via computer — often while an onscreen “transaction processing” bar slowly indicates the progress of the crime. But when real-life cyber-criminals want to pay off their ringleader, they apparently do so the old-fashioned way, with a suitcase full of cash sent on a bus. [More]

Size Of Adobe Hack May Now Be Larger Than Population Of Most Countries

Ah, the quaint days when it was believed that only a paltry 2.9 million users’ accounts were affected by the hack that went unnoticed for several weeks. Then things got uglier and that estimate blew up to around 38 million. Now The Verge Reports that one group claims that there were upwards of 150 million accounts involved in the hack. [The Verge]

Hackers Steal Info About LeBron James, Donald Trump, Lawmakers From Car Service Site

Hackers Steal Info About LeBron James, Donald Trump, Lawmakers From Car Service Site

A company that handles car service and limo reservations for the rich and famous has found itself the victim of a massive hack that exposed information, including some high-limit and no-limit credit card numbers, for 850,000 clients, including some of the world’s wealthiest athletes, business executives, and influential lawmakers. [More]

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That Adobe Hack? It Was 13 Times Larger Than Originally Announced

Remember a few weeks ago when Adobe found out someone had hacked the software giant’s servers and stolen info for 2.9 million customers? Apparently, the leak was slightly larger than expected, which is a huge understatement. [More]

iOS App Vulnerability Allows Hackers To Attack Device Via WiFi

iOS App Vulnerability Allows Hackers To Attack Device Via WiFi

A group of mobile security researchers say they have discovered a vulnerability in many mobile apps running on iOS that could allow a hacker to hijack the information being provided to a mobile device when used over an unsecured WiFi network. [More]

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Adobe Didn’t Notice That Hackers Stole Info For 2.9 Million Users Back In August

Adobe, makers of popular software like Photoshop and Acrobat, announced today that its system had been the victim of a cyber attack several weeks ago, and that the breach gave the hackers access to information — including encrypted credit card data — for millions of users, along with source code for Adobe software products. [More]

The system is down.

Since 2:24 today I’ve been trying to read an article about why I should bring my lunch to work on NYTimes.com but I can’t, and not because I suddenly lost the ability to read. Why? The New York Times Twitter says the site is experiencing “technical difficulties.” But a spokeswoman tells Jeff Bercovici at Forbes.com that: “Our initial assessment is that this is most likely the result of a malicious external attack,” she emails. “We are working to fix the problem.” [via Twitter and Forbes.com]

On the left is the Jekyll app's control flow graph as Apple would have seen it during the screening process. On the right is how it would look after being remotely exploited.

Researchers Find Way To Sneak Malicious Apps Through iOS App Store

Considering Apple’s steely grip on the distribution of apps for iOS devices like the iPhone and iPad, it’s small wonder that only a very small number of malicious apps have slipped through the company’s screening process over the years. But researchers at Georgia Tech say they have figured out a way to create an app that looks fine when being vetted but can wreak havoc once it’s up and running. [More]

SEA taking credit on Twitter.

Manipulating Outbrain Service Allows Group To Hack Sites Of Washington Post, CNN, Time

It’s been a few months since we last heard from the Syrian Electronic Army, but the hackers appear to be back in full effect with a short takeover of the sites of the Washington Post, CNN and Time earlier today. You might remember those guys as the group behind hacks of The Onion and the Associated Press this past spring. [More]

If Your Smart Toilet Freaks Out, It Probably Isn’t Possessed; Just Hacked

If Your Smart Toilet Freaks Out, It Probably Isn’t Possessed; Just Hacked

UPDATE: A rep for Lixil, the company behind the toilet in question, tells Consumerist that American consumers need not worry about hacked toilets. “The Bluetooth technology is only available in Japan and does not apply to the INAX products sold in the U.S.A.,” says the rep in a statement. [More]