Eddie Bauer has become the most recent retailer to be the victim of compromised point-of-sale systems. The clothing chain has removed malware from the PoS systems at all of its 350 stores in North America.
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Cisco is still dealing with the fallout from the NSA data dump by the hacking group, The Shadow Brokers. In the data released by the hackers, researchers have found yet another attack vector. This attack would allow someone to steal the pre-shared key for a VPN from a line of Cisco products and ultimately giving them the ability to access normally encrypted traffic.
It’s being reported that the Clinton Foundation has hired cybersecurity firm FireEye to go over its systems after noticing signs that they may have been the victim of a Russian hack. Security official say the perpetrators used spear phishing techniques that were similar to the ones used in the hacks on the Democratic National Committee.
Anti-secrecy is the fundamental idea behind the infamous WikiLeaks website. At times, their radical belief in transparency has done a lot of good, as was the case when they posted the 2010 video “Collateral Murder” in which journalists, who had done nothing wrong, were shot to death by U.S. military. However, as is almost always the case, there is a flip-side.
Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) has reached a HIPAA settlement with the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights (OCR) over two breaches that occurred in 2013. In the agreement, which contains a three-year corrective action plan, OHSU agrees to pay $2.7 million to federal regulators. It is the OCR’s eighth such HIPAA settlement this year.
Plenty of technology has been rendered obsolete by new products and/or services. Rotary phones, VCRs, cassette tapes and AOL, just to name a few. And while many individual consumers may consider landlines obsolete, that is not the case for millions of businesses both small, large and in between.
There’s an old adage that says there’s no honor among thieves and when it comes to a new type of ransomware, it’s never been truer. Known as RanScam, rather than encrypting a victim’s files this new strain just deletes them altogether.