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The wonderful and terrifying thing about the security world is that things never stay calm for long. As soon as you think you have a chance to catch your breath, someone breaks something and it’s time to scramble again. In 2014, those small moments of downtime were hard to come by.
Staples confirmed that it lost close to 1.2 million payment cards in a data breach lasting close to six months and affecting 115 locations in 35 states.
Up to 100,000 sites hosted on WordPress may be vulnerable to new campaign that’s pushing malware and multiple exploit kits to the browser.
Experts at ICS-CERT say that the BlackEnergy malware that has been seen infecting human-machine interface systems may be exploiting a recently patched vulnerability in the Siemens SIMATIC WinCC software in order to compromise some systems.
The attackers behind the Red October APT campaign that was exposed nearly two years ago have resurfaced with a new campaign that is targeting some of the same victims and using similarly constructed tools and spear phishing emails.
Researchers have discovered a new version of the Destover malware that was used in the recent Sony Pictures Entertainment breaches, and in an ironic twist, the sample is signed by a legitimate certificate stolen from Sony.
The FBI sent security professionals at US businesses a five-page confidential flash warning, alerting them to destructive malware attacks that overwrite hard drives leaving them inoperable.