The extortionists attempt to scare the targets into paying by claiming to represent some of the world’s most notorious APT groups
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Intruders also accessed 1.2 million personal data records, such as names, addresses or email addresses, in what is shaping up to be one of Britain’s biggest data breaches involving a single company
Tips for cash-strapped retailers looking to avoid getting hacked, during the holiday shopping season, or any other season.
More and more retailers are investing technology that allows them to track the movement of shoppers through their smartphone, an expert has revealed.
Online retailers battling with fraud prevention are losing out on genuine sales by treating their customers like criminals, according to a new report by ThreatMetrix.
US retail giant Target has announced that it is parting ways with Gregg Steinhafel, its chairman, president and CEO. If you work in an IT department, and think that your board isn't taking information security seriously enough, then perhaps reminding your executive team about just how badly Target has been affected by its data breach will help focus their minds.
Arts and crafts retail chain Michaels has revealed that it may have been the victim of a "data security attack", similar to those at Target and Neiman Marcus in recent weeks.
The ‘magnetic stripe’ credit cards used by American banks should be replaced with the more secure chip-and-PIN systems standard in Europe and around the world to prevent further attacks, according to Visa, Mastercard, JP Morgan and government officials.
Target down? “Biggest data breach ever” leaks 40 million credit and debit cards from retailer at height of shopping season
Details of 40 million customer debit and credit cards may have leaked in a data breach at American retailer Target - which began on November 27 and ended on December 15, affecting stores at the height of shopping season.
Fraudsters are quick to exploit current events for their own gain, but many schemes do the rounds regardless of what’s making the news. Here are 5 common scams you should look out for.
Just in time for Halloween, we look at the haunting reality of data breaches and highlight five tales that spooked not only the cyber-world
Scammers even run their own dark-web “travel agencies”, misusing stolen loyalty points and credit card numbers
Throughout its monitoring, ESET analyzed thousands of malicious samples every month to help this effort
Canada's government services hit by cyberattacks – Vishing attacks surge amid COVID-19 pandemic – DDoS extortionists strike again
Armed with personal data stolen from the hotel's dining reservation system, fraudsters trick guests into handing over their credit card details
In one scheme, shoppers ordering gadgets or gym equipment are in for a rude surprise – they receive disposable face masks instead
The databases contain personal information that could be used for phishing attacks and identity theft schemes
A hack-and-extort campaign takes aim at poorly secured databases replete with customer information that can be exploited for further attacks
As you rush to buy something for your mom, con artists will be trying to make a dent in your wallet. Here are some common types of fraud to look out for not only this Mother's Day.
Black Friday and Cyber Monday are just around the corner and scammers are gearing up to flood you with bogus offers