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Scottrade Breach Affects 4.6 Million Customers Scottrade has begun warning customers that as a result of a breach, their names and street addresses - and potentially Social Security numbers - may have been stolen from its system.
Threatpost News Wrap, October 2, 2015 Mike Mimoso and Chris Brook talk about the week in news--the latest Gatekeeper bypass in OS X, Stagefright 2.0, that accidental Windows Update, and Apple's privacy initiative.
Experian Breach Spills Data on 15 Million T-Mobile Customers A massive data breach at the credit-reporting agency Experian could wind up having major implications for 15 million T-Mobile customers.
Hotel Chain Hilton Worldwide Investigating Potential POS Breach Hilton Hotels and Resorts is reportedly looking into claims that some of its point-of-sale devices were compromised, some potentially as far back as November 2014.

Latest News

New Moker RAT Bypasses Detection

Moker, a new remote access Trojan targeting Windows machines, can effectively mitigate security measures and grant an attacker full access to the system.

Kemoge Android Adware Campaign Can Lead to Device Takeover

An adware campaign called Kemoge not only aggressively serves ads to Android devices, but also can open a backdoor and install malicious components leading to remote takeover.

Researchers Disrupt Angler Exploit Kit Ecosystem, Derail $30M Ransomware Campaign

Researchers took a big step towards eradicating the Angler exploit kit, disrupting a large ransomware campaign connected to the kit that purportedly netted a hacker behind it more than $60 million annually.

Canceled Talk Re-Ignites Controversy Over Legitimate Security Research

Citing vendor pressure, a researcher pulled a talk at HITB GSEC Singapore on the security of IP-enabled surveillance cameras.

Targeted Attack Exposes OWA Weakness

A targeted attack has been uncovered in which hackers were able to burrow onto the corporate network and steal thousands of username-password combinations via Outlook Web Access.

Google Pushes Stagefright 2.0 Patches to Nexus Devices

Google's latest monthly over-the-air update for its Nexus Android devices include patches for the most recent vulnerabilities in Stagefright.

YiSpecter iOS Malware Abuses Apple Enterprise Certs to Push Adware

New iOS malware called YiSpecter abuses Apple-issued enterprise developer certificates and private APIs to push adware onto devices in China and Taiwan.

WordPress Jetpack Plugin Patched Against Stored XSS Vulnerability

The popular Jetpack WordPress plugin was updated this week in order to patch a critical stored cross-site scripting vulnerability.

Dridex Banking Malware Back in Circulation

After its alleged developer was arrested, Dridex banking Trojan infections were nil for close to two months. That all changed today.

Apple Patches 100+ Vulnerabilities in OS X, Safari, iOS

Apple pushed out its latest operating system, El Capitan, yesterday, and while it boasts many security fixes, the update fails to address the outstanding vulnerability in Gatekeeper that came to light this week.