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  • 320 breaches reported between July and September

    19.11.2014

    Consumers experienced a wide range of data privacy and security threats in the third quarter of 2014 as hackers successfully conducted large-scale attacks against financial services and retail companies as well as consumers' personal online accounts and identities.

  • Michaels and Staples breaches carried out by same attackers?

    18.11.2014

    The attackers that stole payment card information from consumers of Texas-based arts and crafts store chain Michaels and international office supply chain store Staples are likely the same ones.

  • Personal info of 800,000 USPS employees compromised in breach

    11.11.2014

    The US Postal Service has joined the ranks of private sector companies and governmental agencies that have been breached and had data stolen by hackers.

  • 53M customer email addresses were also stolen in Home Depot breach

    07.11.2014

    US retailer Home Depot has published an update on the investigation into the breach of their payment data systems and has warned that the attackers managed to get their hands on files containing approximately 53 million customer email addresses.

  • Pirate Bay co-founder sentenced for hacking CSC servers

    31.10.2014

    Pirate Bay co-founder Gottfrid Svartholm Warg has been found guilty of hacking into the mainframe of CSC, a company tasked with keeping and handling sensitive information belonging to the Danish police, and exfiltrating data, and of accessing the Schengen Information System.




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USBdriveby: Compromising computers with a $20 microcontroller

Posted on 19 December 2014.  |  Security researcher Samy Kamkar has devised a fast and easy way to compromise an unlocked computer and open a backdoor on it: a simple and cheap ($20) pre-programmed Teensy microcontroller.


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