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Wawa Payment System Data Breach Hits ‘Potentially All’ Locations

A data breach based on malware in the payment system of iconic east coast convenience store chain Wawa that struck “potentially all” of its locations may have compromised the payment details of a large number of customers. Wawa leadership apologized to customers for the breach in a letter over the weekend.

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Report: Hackers Snuck Malware in Privacy Software CCleaner Update

Hackers installed a backdoor system into the popular security application CCleaner, according to reports. Version 5.33 was issued back on August 15, and was undetected until September 13. According to Avast, the parent company of Piriform, around 2.27 million users ran the affected software.

Hackers behind the $81 million heist from the Bangladesh central bank have likely been involved in a series of attacks on the financial system, a US security firm has concluded

Top NSA Hacker Explains How to Defend Yourself Against the NSA

A fascinating article at the UK Register offers advice from Rob Joyce, the head of the National Security Agency’s Tailored Access Operations unit — in other words, the NSA’s chief hacker — on how to protect your network from intruders… such as, oh, let’s say the NSA’s Tailored Access Operations Unit.

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Apple iOS Attacked by YiSpecter Malware from China

Security site ‘Palo Alto Networks’ put out a warning that an iOS malware that cleverly can infect “non-jailbroken” Apple devices using enterprise certificates and private APIs has been infecting iPhones for 10 months and could herald a new era of iOS threats.

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Hackers and Scammers Seek to Exploit Ashley Madison Hack

It will come as no surprise that Internet scam artists, quick to take advantage of every public concern, are looking to prey upon those who fear their husbands or wives might be listed in the database of Ashley Madison clients disclosed by hackers.

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