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5 Security Stories To Know Right Now

Apr 18, 2014 By Sarah Vonnegut | While the Heartbleed bug again dominated the news this week, a few other security stories deserve some love. Here are your top five of the week – get caught up for the weekend!
Michaels Credit Card Breach: 3 Million Customers At Risk
The arts and crafts chain Michaels Stores Inc. this week reported that they suffered two separate security breaches spanning eight months. The breach, which was first reported in January, exposed up to three million customers credit and debit card data. “The analysis conducted by the security firms and the Company shows that approximately 2.6 million cards may have been impacted, which represents about 7% of payment cards used at Michaels stores in the U.S. during the relevant time period,” the statement on their website says. That number is probably less than they were expecting, having come so close to the massive Target breach. In addition to the Michaels breach, customers of Aaron Brothers, owned by Michaels, was victim to a separate breach, in which around 400,000 customers are at risk.

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Crafty Hackers & Other AppSec Stories This Week

Jan 26, 2014 By Sarah Vonnegut | Breaches seem to be hitting every country across every industry these days. This week was no better. Not only did the biggest craft store in the U.S. disclose a breach affecting an unknown number of credit card users, but nearly 40% of South Koreans as well as 16 million Germans are dealing with the affects of major breaches in each of those countries. With the list of 2013’s worst and most overused passwords wrapping up the week’s news, let’s hope the rest of 2014 is a more secure year.

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