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The 'Backoff' malware linked to data breaches is spreading

The number of computers in North America infected by the Backoff malware, which is blamed for a string of payment card breaches, has risen sharply, according to research from network security company Damballa. read more »

Cyberespionage group launches sophisticated phishing attacks against Outlook Web App users

A cyberespionage group has been using advanced spear-phishing techniques to steal email log-in credentials from the employees of military agencies, embassies, defense contractors and international media outlets that use Office 365's Outlook Web App. read more »

Adobe begins encrypting user data collected from Digital Editions app

Adobe Systems said Thursday it is now encrypting data it collects about certain e-books after facing criticism earlier this month for not protecting the data. read more »

Facebook and Yahoo prevent use of recycled email addresses to hijack accounts

Facebook and Yahoo have developed a mechanism to prevent the owners of recycled email addresses from hijacking accounts that were registered on other sites using those addresses in the past. read more »

Akamai sees record-setting spikes in size and volume of DDoS attacks

The size and volume of distributed denial-of-service attacks has exploded in the past year, with a 389 percent increase in average attack bandwidth between the third quarter of 2013 and the third quarter of 2014, according to an Internet security report from Akamai Technologies. read more »

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The human OS: Overdue for a social engineering patch

It sounds like the operating system that really needs some serious security patches is the human one. read more »

Why giving mobile apps banking info isn't as risky as it seems

Data is compromised so frequently these days that it seems like nothing is safe anymore. So one would be forgiven for thinking that using apps that require the user to voluntarily submit payment card information in order to function -- think Venmo, Uber, etc. -- would be a risky play. read more »

Four small business security lessons from real-life hacks

It's no longer unusual to see major, massive hacks make news these days. They affect millions of individuals and cost millions of dollars to rectify. read more »

Kicking the stool out from under the cybercrime economy

Put simply, cybercrime, especially financial malware, has the potential to be quite the lucrative affair. That's only because the bad guys have the tools to make their work quick and easy, though. read more »

Is the open plan office a data security headache?

Today, more and more businesses are foregoing the traditional design setup of cubicles and closed-off offices for an open floor plan. read more »

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Given the recent iOS update and iPhone announcement, a security group provides tips to fend off threats to your device.

Vietnam police hunt hackers behind mass outage

Websites linked to VCCorp were hit by malware in one of the country's biggest-ever attacks

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The 'Backoff' malware linked to data breaches is spreading

A rising number of devices are connecting to Backoff-related infrastructure, Damballa says

The human OS: Overdue for a social engineering patch

Experts say training -- done well and frequently -- can make employees much more difficult to 'hack'

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