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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 »
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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 »
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 »
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 »
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