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Landry’s Inc Hacked Despite End-to-end Encryption

January 06, 2020 -- Landry’s Inc., a restaurant and hospitality corporation that owns popular eateries such as McCormick and Schmick’s, Rainforest Cafe and Del Frisco’s, was infected by malware that infected its order-entry systems to steal customer payment card information. The malware was able to infiltrate Landry’s systems despite having end-to-end encryption enabled.[quote]"The Landry breach is a prime example of why all credit card systems have to be secured throughout the payment chain, including devices that are not meant to

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Within two hours someone (or something) tried to make a purchase on stolen credit card data

December 18, 2019 -- Security researcher finds that financial data doesn't get left alone too long on the darkweb. Hackers test out credit card data found on the dark web in a little over two hours, according to a security researcher.[quote]"Cyber-criminals test cards to make sure they are active, so they are able to resell them to other cyber-criminals for a higher price. Once sold, it’s a race against the clock to commit fraud using the valid stolen credit card…

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Who’s hacking into home security cameras?

December 12, 2019 -- Motherboard Tech by Vice is reporting that a group of about 200 hackers have been targeting Nest and Ring cameras and livestreaming the feeds to the Discord server, calling it the NulledCast, a show that "uses the cameras and speakers to talk to and harass their unsuspecting owners".[quote]"In the case of Ring, the research that we've done, it appears that this is a password issue," said Robert Capps, vice-president of market innovation for NuData Security. "[/quote]

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Online Threats Targeting Unprepared Retailers Ramp up Dramatically During the Holiday Shopping Season

November 25, 2019 -- Cybersecurity surveys consistently show that the retail industry is one of the worst-prepared for cyber attacks, yet is also one of the most heavily targeted. The holiday shopping season is both the industry’s peak sales period and the timeframe in which it is most heavily preyed upon by cyber criminals.[quote]"Consumers should be especially careful on their mobile phones as more purchases will take place on mobile than on desktop, making the pocket device more attractive to

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Nunavut government hit by ransomware attack

November 8, 2019 -- The government of Nunavut is the latest high profile administration to be the target of ransomware. This brazen form of cybercrime is becoming increasingly common across North America with reports that in the last year, there’s been more than 100 attacks on hospitals, police stations and government offices.[quote]"They’re sending out e-mails with attachments, to hundreds of thousands or millions of users at a time, and people are opening those attachments and it affects their computers. "[/quote]

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