Hide it well or market it well: Two reports show how point-of-sale malware has users in mind

A generation of cybercriminals have relied on point-of-sale (PoS) malware to access customer credit information from victims including e-commerce sites, and at credit terminals and gas pumps at brick-and-mortar locations.

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Microsoft patches two zero-days exploited by FruityArmor, SandCat hacking groups

by Jeff Stone • 5 days ago

Both bugs are known as elevation of privilege vulnerabilities, and could allow outsiders to manipulate Windows machines into authorizing an action that should not be allowed.

Nearly 6,000 Twitter accounts magnified recent far-right messaging on Brexit, F-Secure says

by Jeff Stone • 6 days ago

Typical messages examined during the timeframe in question included posts criticizing credible media outlets, accusations that immigrants were killing house pets, and graphic images of violent protests.

Lawyers for alleged LinkedIn hacker appear ready to fight results of psychiatric evaluation

by Jeff Stone • 7 days ago

Court documents suggest Nikulin's defense strategy has been dealt a blow.

Bad Box configurations lead to leaks of sensitive corporate data

by Sean Lyngaas • 7 days ago

Box allows users to easily share files that are vulnerable to brute-force attacks, cybersecurity company Adversis said.

Facebook suit accuses two Ukrainians of distributing adware disguised as quizzes

by Jeff Stone • 1 week ago

When Facebook users installed malicious software extensions that masqueraded as online quizzes, they were unwittingly injecting advertisements into their news feeds and exposing their friend lists, according to the lawsuit.

Can Google's security push overcome the public's eroded trust?

by Jeff Stone • 1 week ago

Confusion and exasperation with the state of basic consumer hygiene may be doing more damage than a breach ever could.

Citrix says FBI investigating network breach by 'international cyber criminals'

by Sean Lyngaas • 1 week ago

Citrix, a widely used log-in service in the corporate world, revealed Friday that the FBI is investigating a breach to its internal network by “international cyber criminals.”

Google researchers uncover two zero-days affecting Chrome, Windows

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 weeks ago

Both vulnerabilities could allow hackers to escape the “sandboxes” that software programs use as safeguards against malicious activity.

Facebook purges accounts for spreading hate speech, this time in the U.K. and Romania

by Joe Warminsky • 2 weeks ago

The social media giant says it shut down dozens of accounts, pages and groups intended to "engage in hate speech and spread divisive comments on both sides of the political debate" in the United Kingdom and in Romania.

A bot doesn't need to talk like a bot for Twitter to notice

by Jeff Stone • 2 weeks ago

The approach is an attempt to solve a problem that keeps changing.

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