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Spotlight: Criminals exploit zero-day Windows flaw to steal credit card data

Cybercriminals have exploited a zero-day flaw in Microsoft Windows to steal credit card information from companies in the retail, restaurant and hospitality industries, warned security researchers at FireEye.

Spotlight: Three-quarters of firms have suffered DDoS attack

Close to three-quarters of organizations have suffered a distributed denial of service attack, according to a survey of more than 1,000 IT security pros by Neustar.

Hacker claims to have used social engineering to trick DoJ help desk into granting him access to sensitive files

A hacker claimed to have used social engineering to break into a Department of Justice computer and download 200GB of sensitive files, reported Joseph Cox with Motherboard.

Galois gets $1.7M DHS contract to develop tech to thwart major DDoS attacks

With the recent spate of major denial of service attacks shutting down high profile websites, the Department of Homeland Security has decided to fund new technology being developed by research and development firm Galois to combat large and sophisticated DDoS attacks.

'Tis the season for PoS malware

The holiday season is a great time for cybercriminals to play Scrooge and spoil the fun by installing data-stealing malware on retailers' point-of-sale systems.

Data-stealing malware hits Starwood POS systems

Starwood Hotels has admitted that it found data-stealing malware on the point of sale systems at more than 50 of its properties.

DDoS attacks providing cover for network intrusion, data theft, warns Kaspersky

Distributed denial of service attacks are more damaging to enterprises than many experts had thought, with nearly one-third of DDoS attacks coinciding with network intrusions and more than one-quarter resulting in data loss.

Spotlight: CoreBot malware steals data from apps on infected computers, warns IBM

IBM Security X-Force researchers have uncovered new malware, dubbed CoreBot, which steals data from apps on infected computers and other business endpoints

Trojanized open source SSH software tool PuTTY used to steal information

A trojanized version of the open source SSH software tool called PuTTY is being used to gain remote access to computers and steal confidential information, warned Symantec researcher Dumitru Stama in a blog post.

Creaters of Photobucket hacking tool arrested, charged in breach of site

Brandon Bourret and Athanasios Andrianakis were arrested last week for creating the Photofucket tool to hack into accounts at Photobucket, a firm that operates an image and video hosting website, the U.S. Department of Justice announced.