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Credit cards in US set to receive an overhaul after Target breach

Credit cards in US set to receive an overhaul after Target breach

In a move which evidently stems from the massive Target credit card breach in December 2013, resulting in the loss of 40 million customer credit card details, recent reports have revealed that credit cards in the US will be given an overhaul.

As part of the credit card overhaul, all the credit cards in the US will be replaced by 2015.

Hackers launch first cyberattack from the ‘Internet of Things’

Hackers launch first cyberattack from the ‘Internet of Things’

According to a BBC News report, security researchers at Proofpoint security firm have recently reported what apparently is the first cyberattack launched by hackers from the so-called 'Internet of Things' --- this is, 'smart' home gadgets which have computer chips.

Hackers reportedly using trusted Chrome extensions to spread malware; also buying extensions

Hackers reportedly using trusted Chrome extensions to spread malware; also buyin

According to new reports, hackers have apparently come up with a new mechanism to spread malware --- they are using some trusted Google Chrome extensions, like 'Add to Feedly' and 'Tweet This Page,' and are also buying extensions with large members.

Security Firm FireEye Stock Surges on IPO Debut

Security Firm FireEye Stock Surges on IPO Debut

Security company FireEye stock has listed on stock exchange with massive gain. The stock of cyber security software company witnessed high demand from investors in secondary market and touched high of $44.89. At 12.22 PM EDT, 11.09 million shares changed hands and stock was trading at $40.

Breach of Melbourne IT network’s reseller account takes down New York Times’ website

New-York-Times-websiteAustralian firm Melbourne IT revealed in a Tuesday email to CNET that a reseller account on the company's network was illegally breached by some person or some organization, because of which the New York Times' website suffered an outage.

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