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  • UK Telco Confirms Data Breach

    TalkTalk Says Fraudsters Are Using Stolen Data UK Telco Confirms Data Breach

    The U.K. telco TalkTalk warns that fraudsters are targeting its customers, using stolen customer data to trick them into paying for technical support and sharing bank account details. Read more...

  • Police Disrupt Banking Malware Botnet

    But Worldwide Impact of Ramnit Takedown May Prove Temporary Police Disrupt Banking Malware Botnet

    Authorities have disrupted a botnet that was serving up the Ramnit banking malware, which has infected 3 million PCs worldwide. But information security experts warn that the disruption will likely be temporary. Read more...

  • Visa Europe Debuts Tokenization Service

    Fraud-Fighting Move Lays Foundation for Apple Pay Visa Europe Debuts Tokenization Service

    Visa Europe will launch in April a new mobile payments service to tokenize payment card data, enabling consumers to pay retailers with their smart phones and wearable devices. The move could pave the way for an Apple Pay rollout in Europe. Read more...

  • Secure Domains: The DNS Security Debate

    Will CloudFlare's DNSSEC Move Improve Internet Security? Secure Domains: The DNS Security Debate

    Better DNS security could help block some types of spoofing, poisoning and DDoS attacks. But the DNSSEC approach has its critics, and it wouldn't improve Internet security overnight. Read more...

  • Alleged Russian Mega-Hacker Extradited

    Charged With Masterminding Largest-Ever U.S. Hack Attack Alleged Russian Mega-Hacker Extradited

    Extradited Russian national Vladimir Drinkman, who's been charged with masterminding the largest-ever hack attack in U.S. history, this week pleaded not guilty in U.S. federal court to 11 charges relating to the theft of 160 million payment cards. Read more...

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    Lenovo Promises: No More Bloatware

    PC Maker Offers Clean Windows Builds, Full Transparency By Mathew J. Schwartz
    Lenovo Promises: No More Bloatware

    Lenovo, the world's largest PC manufacturer, promises to stop preinstalling any software on its Windows laptops that doesn't need to be there. The move comes following security alerts relating to the Superfish adware the company had been preinstalling.

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    Questioning Gemalto's Reaction to Hack

    Company's One-Week Investigation Downplays the Impact By Mathew J. Schwartz
    Questioning Gemalto's Reaction to Hack

    SIM card manufacturer Gemalto says its investigation into a reported U.S. and U.K. intelligence agency espionage operation found that its internal networks housing encryption keys weren't breached. But security experts question those findings.

  • Article

    Hackers Steal Trading Algorithms

    Attacks Aimed at Hedge Funds, Trading Firms By Mathew J. Schwartz
    Hackers Steal Trading Algorithms

    Hackers have been stealing the secret trading algorithms that are the lifeblood of many hedge funds and high-frequency trading firms, according to two security companies. What can be done to mitigate the risks?

  • Article

    Lenovo Website Hijacked

    Lizard Squad Takes Credit, Says It Has Stolen E-Mails By Mathew J. Schwartz
    Lenovo Website Hijacked

    The hacking group Lizard Squad has claimed credit for hijacking the website of Lenovo.com and redirecting visitors to an attacker-controlled site. It also indicates that it's now sitting on a cache of stolen Lenovo e-mail messages.

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    Time to Ban the 'Bloatware'

    When Manufacturers Preload 'Free' Apps, Buyers Lose By Mathew Schwartz
    Time to Ban the 'Bloatware'

    Manufacturers of PCs and mobile devices must end the practice of preloading "bloatware." Lenovo's experience with offering "free" adware shows the hidden security and performance tradeoffs buyers must endure.

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