Tag: Target

eBay Data Breach: A Big Wake-Up Call for e-Commerce Giants

eBay, the world’s largest and most used eCommerce platform, has suffered a major security breach. More than 100 million users have been affected in what has become this year’s biggest cybercrime so far. It’s still not clear how the intruders gained access to the eBay databases, but this is definitely the right time to bolster

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Crowdfunding Kickstarter Gets Hacked & Other Security Stories This Week

This week, Kickstarter suffered its’ first major breach with minor consequences, Target’s back in the ring with new reports indicating missed warnings from analysts about the payment systems, the Syrian Electronic Army strikes again, this time hitting Forbes, Internet Explorer suffered critical zero-day exploits and more. Before the next week full of security scares rolls

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The Sochi Hacking Scare Take Down & The Rest of The Weeks Best

  This week, NBC got called out for a slightly exaggerated report of hacking in Sochi (hint: they weren’t even in Sochi); SnapChat got hit with another vulnerability report; Target was hacked via their A/C and heat guys and more. Here’s a short n’ sweet version of the weeks’ news you may have missed.

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SMBs: ‘Too Small To Be A Target’ Thinking Won’t Cut It Anymore

With big name brands like Target and Neiman Marcus getting hit left and right these days, it would be easy to make the assumption that hackers are mostly interested in hacking the big guys, especially with further breached retailers soon to be named. It simply is not the case. Small and medium sized businesses still

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Target Breach Update: Up to One-Third of US Adults Now At Risk

The Target breach is nowhere near over. During their forensic investigation, Target has now found that at least 70 million customers, much higher than the original 40 million estimate, were affected. The new estimate may be a separate cache from the original number, and this data including a mix of mailing addresses, names, numbers and

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This Week in AppSec: December 23–29, 2013

Christmas week did not exactly bring out the best in some this year – especially when it came to breaches and vulnerabilities. Between Target’s mess of 40M customer records breached, Snapchat’s security fail, Samsung’s vulnerability and Dogecoin’s first hack on Christmas Day, the last full week of 2013 was not Application Security’s best. Let’s take

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Black Friday Breach Nightmare: At Least 45 Million Target Customers Affected

Target’s famous bullseye logo attracted some malicious arrows over the holiday shopping season as the national retail chain was the target of a major data breach that may be much more serious than first thought as details emerge. The data breach will potentially affect hundreds of thousands, perhaps millions, of Target customers that shopped in-store

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