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Target and other high profile Twitter accounts exploited for cryptocurrency scams

The latest high profile account to be abused by scammers to promote a cryptocurrency giveaway? US retail giant Target.


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Ka-ching! The data breach threat that targets retailers

Criminals like to lurk in the shadows and silently steal money and information when it suits them.

Guest contributor David Share reports.


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Target app shares holiday wishlists, personal info with friends, family… and rest of the internet?

This holiday season, it might be a good idea to just call up your friends and family and tell them what you want for a gift – rather than relying on an app.

David Bisson reports.


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TrueCrypt – a matter of assurance

Guest contributor Philip Le Riche asks himself, should he still use TrueCrypt?

The whole TrueCrypt saga has brought into focus an issue which has been central to security thinking in government circles for many years: that of assurance.


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Target CEO gets the chop, after US retailer suffers massive data breach

US retail giant Target has announced that it is parting ways with Gregg Steinhafel, its chairman, president and CEO. It’s just five months since the company announced it had fallen victim to a huge security breach.

Read more in my article for the We Live Security blog.


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Michaels warns customers: ‘We may have experienced a data security attack’ (again)

RAM-scraping malware thought to have targeted point-of-sale computers at chain of US craft stores.

It’s bad news for Michaels as well as its customers, as questions will be asked as to whether the firm learnt any lessons after suffering a damaging attack at its cash registers a couple of years ago.


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A PCI security sing-a-long for retailers everywhere

Raising awareness amongst retailers about the need to properly protect shoppers’ credit and debit card information continues to be important.

So, what can you see here? A country & western sing-a-long all about PCI data security standards. Yes, really.


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RAM-scraping malware could have been installed on Target’s tills

As Target’s CEO explains his company’s security screw-up in a TV interview, more details emerge of how hackers might have stolen the credit card details of many millions of the retailer’s customers.


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Up to 40 million Target shoppers put at risk after massive credit-card data breach

Anyone who shopped at Target between 27 November and 15 December is being told to be on their guard, after the North American retailer admitted they had been the victim of a massive data breach.


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