Election Season Spawns Scams With Political Twist

Dirty tricks during political campaigns are nothing new, but the Internet and the proliferation of mobile devices have allowed tricksters to up their games a notch.It came to light last week, for example, that Donald Trump’s campaign app was hoovering the address books on his supporters’ phones.

Dirty tricks during political campaigns are nothing new, but the Internet and the proliferation of mobile devices have allowed tricksters to up their games a notch.It came to light last week, for example, that Donald Trump’s campaign app was hoovering the address books on his supporters’ phones.

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Innocents Exposed as WikiLeaks Gushes Information

WikiLeaks has leaked sensitive personal information belonging to hundreds of innocent individuals worldwide, including some residing in several highly repressive countries, The Associated Press reported this week.

The organization has revealed private credit card data, medical information, personal addresses and other data of various individuals, including the identification as gay of a Saudi Arabian who had been arrested, and the identities of two teenage rape victims, along with other highly vulnerable people, the AP investigation shows.

WikiLeaks has leaked sensitive personal information belonging to hundreds of innocent individuals worldwide, including some residing in several highly repressive countries, The Associated Press reported this week.

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Researchers spot bugs in toys that could expose personal data

February 02, 2016

Researchers at Rapid7 discovered vulnerabilities in Fisher-Price’s Smart Toy and hereO’s GPS platforms that could allow an attacker to collect the personal information of a user.

The Smart Toy is a stuffed animal that connects to an online account via Wi-Fi to provide users with a customizable educational and entertainment experience.

February 02, 2016

Researchers at Rapid7 discovered vulnerabilities in Fisher-Price’s Smart Toy and hereO’s GPS platforms that could allow an attacker to collect the personal information of a user.

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Major banks to roll out ATMs that use smartphones for authentication

February 02, 2016

Bank of America, Wells Fargo and JPMorgan Chase have announced plans to roll out ATMs that take smartphones as well as ATM cards to authenticate transactions in an effort to reduce the likelihood of skimming and other security attacks as well as make ATM use more convenient for users.

February 02, 2016

Bank of America, Wells Fargo and JPMorgan Chase have announced plans to roll out ATMs that take smartphones as well as ATM cards to authenticate transactions in an effort to reduce the likelihood of skimming and other security attacks as well as make ATM use more convenient for users.

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Unauthorized access leads to Neiman Marcus Group breach, 5,200 affected

February 01, 2016

Neiman Marcus Group (NMG) reported that someone gained unauthorized access to online customer accounts on the Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, Last Call, and CUSP websites.

How many victims? Approximately 5,200

February 01, 2016

Neiman Marcus Group (NMG) reported that someone gained unauthorized access to online customer accounts on the Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, Last Call, and CUSP websites.

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University of Virginia hit with Phishing scam, 1,400 affected

January 25, 2016

The University of Virginia (UVA) suffered a data breach that was initiated via a phishing scam that revealed the tax and banking data of some of the school’s employees.

January 25, 2016

The University of Virginia (UVA) suffered a data breach that was initiated via a phishing scam that revealed the tax and banking data of some of the school’s employees.

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Malware on the move: Mobile malware

At the beginning of the year, Justin Somaini gave his cybersecurity colleagues a call to arms that cited the rising threat of mobile malware. “We’re now free to work on any device, in any location, and with anyone around the world,” the chief trust officer for Box, the Los Altos, Calif.

At the beginning of the year, Justin Somaini gave his cybersecurity colleagues a call to arms that cited the rising threat of mobile malware. “We’re now free to work on any device, in any location, and with anyone around the world,” the chief trust officer for Box, the Los Altos, Calif.-based cloud computing giant, wrote in his mid-January blog post on the company’s website. “The gains from these new technologies have been massive, from life sciences companies advancing drug research to manufacturers working with a global supply chain. But these benefits have come with a cost.”

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