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Inside Arizona’s Pump Skimmer Scourge
krebsonsecurity.com
Crooks who deploy skimming devices made to steal payment card details from fuel station pumps don’t just target filling stations at random: They tend to focus on those that neglect to deploy various tools designed to minimize such scams, including security cameras, non-standard pump locks and tamper-proof security tape.
Defending Against Hackers Took a Back Seat at Yahoo, Insiders Say
nytimes.com
When Marissa Mayer took over as chief executive of the flailing company in mid-2012, security was one of many problems she inherited. With so many competing priorities, she emphasized creating a cleaner look for services like Yahoo Mail and developing new products over making security improvements, the Yahoo employees said. The “Paranoids,” the internal name for Yahoo’s security team, often clashed with other parts of the business over security costs. And their requests were often overridden because of concerns that the inconvenience of added protection would make people stop using the company’s products.
Six Senators Demand More Details About the Yahoo Data Breach
csoonline.com
Six U.S. senators have called Yahoo's massive data breach "unacceptable," and they're demanding that the company provide more details about the incident. In a letter addressed to Yahoo's CEO, the lawmakers said they were particularly "disturbed" that the breach occurred in 2014, but that Yahoo only publicized it last week. "That means millions of Americans' data may have been compromised for two years," the letter said. "This is unacceptable."
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TODAY'S IDENTITY THEFT & SCAM NEWS
Prize Lies: How to Spot a Sweepstakes Scam
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
aarp.org
True, you can’t win if you don’t play. But here’s how you certainly lose by entering a scam sweepstakes or lottery.
Google Just Saved the Journalist Who Was Hit By a 'Record' Cyberattack
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
businessinsider.com
Last week, Krebs' site, Krebs On Security, was hit by a massive distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack that took it offline, the likes of which was a "record" that was nearly double the traffic his host Akamai had previously seen in cyberattacks.
The New Way You'll Get Hacked: Through That Banking App on Your Phone
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
nbcnews.com
You've changed your computer passwords and you stay away from dodgy Wi-Fi hotspots. But hackers have found a new way to access your online banking accounts — and it's on the rise across America.
Hackers Are Trying to Hold a Los Angeles Investment Bank to Ransom
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
motherboard.vice.com
Hackers have stolen apparent internal documents from a Californian investment bank and published them online, likely in an effort to extort money from the victim company. The hacker or hackers, who call themselves The Dark Overlord, recently tried to extort a series of health care organisations into paying hefty ransoms. This most recent target, however, is WestPark Capital, based in Los Angeles.
Cyber Is Everything
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
forbes.com
The great rewrite in cybersecurity is that protection efforts must be taken just as seriously as revenue goals. If not, company reputations, customer relationships and even public safety can suffer.