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Silk Road 2.0 Bust Shuts Down Several Other Domains

The recent take down of Silk Road 2.0 was a part of a much larger crackdown operation by the FBI and UK’s National Crime Association in several countries, seizing several darknet domains. The police have arrested 17 individuals from several countries and the bust has resulted in the shutdown of more than 25 other Tor Read More

Researchers Expose Vulnerability in Visa Contactless Cards

Researchers at Newcastle University have identified a major vulnerability in Visa’s contactless cards that could allow hackers to steal huge amounts of money from users’ accounts without their knowledge. Contactless credit cards allow users in the UK to make transactions that cost less than £20 without entering their PIN, speeding up the process and improving Read More

Judge Stands Down From Home Depot Lawsuit

A judge presiding over one of the lawsuits taken against Home Depot over its recent data breach has stepped down from the case for undisclosed reasons. Anchor Bank in St. Paul, Minnesota had begun legal action against the hardware retailer over “significant damages” incurred by the hack attack. However, the federal judge Timothy C. Batten Read More

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New Reports Claim Data Breach at Staples

Retail store Staples is investigating a potential data breach at some of its stores in the Northeast, according to a report from Brian Krebs. Krebs says he has received the tip from a “half-dozen sources” on the East Coast and it appears “likely” that criminals have hacked and stolen card data from several Staples stores Read More

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Customers Hit By Data Breach at Western Wear Retailer

Cowboy boots and western wear retailer Sheplers has announced a breach of its payment system, affecting an undisclosed number of customers. The retailer sent out a letter on September 19 to notify customers of the data breach. “Sheplers has determined that our payment systems suffered a security breach in which hackers gained access to our Read More

Second Data Breach at Albertsons & Supervalu

Only a few weeks removed, Albertsons and Supervalu have been struck by another data breach affecting credit cards and putting customer data at risk. Both companies revealed on Monday night that they had discovered malware on their card processing systems, which they believe was installed in late August or early September. More than a dozen Read More

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Is Netflix Going To Ban VPN Users in Australia?

Streaming days for Australians might soon be over as Netflix is being pressured to block access to Virtual Private Network (VPN) users. More than 25 percent of media subscribers in Australia access the popular US streaming service through VPNs. This might change as the copyrights holders of US movies and tv shows are putting pressure Read More

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Hackers Use Twitch.tv Chat to Target Steam Wallets

The security research firm F-Secure has announced they have discovered a new form of malware that has been spreading itself over links posted in the chat of the video game streaming service Twitch.tv. Twitch, which was just picked up by Amazon for just under $1bn last month, is a website that gives 55 millions users Read More

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