Facial Recognition makes sense as a method for your computer to recognize you. After all, humans already use a powerful version of it to tell each other apart. But people can be fooled (disguises! twins!), so it’s no surprise that even as computer vision evolves, new attacks will trick facial recognition systems, too. Now researchers have demonstrated a particularly disturbing new method of stealing a face: one that’s based on 3-D rendering and some light Internet stalking.
Clothing store chain Eddie Bauer said today it has detected and removed malicious software from point-of-sale systems at all of its 350+ stores in North America, and that credit and debit cards used at those stores during the first six months of 2016 may have been compromised in the breach. The acknowledgement comes nearly six weeks after KrebsOnSecurity first notified the clothier about a possible intrusion at stores nationwide.
According to a LeakedSource spokesperson, the database includes records for 6,084,276 users that have signed up with Leet.cc.
Valley Anesthesiology and Pain Consultants (“VAPC”), a physician group of more than 200 anesthesiologists and pain management specialists with several locations near Phoenix, Arizona, began notifying patients on August 11, 2016, of a potential data breach involving protected health information (“PHI”), despite the fact their retained forensic consultant found no evidence that the information on the computer system was accessed.
The personal information, including social security numbers, of state employees was breached and used to apply for state unemployment claims. That’s according to the Nevada Department of Transportation which notified its employees yesterday of the security breach.
The U.S. Social Security Administration says it is reversing a newly enacted policy that required a cell phone number from all Americans who wished to manage their retirement benefits at ssa.gov. The move comes after a policy rollout marred by technical difficulties and criticism that the new requirement did little to prevent identity thieves from siphoning benefits from Americans who hadn’t yet created accounts at ssa.gov for themselves.
Personal information of more than 650,000 Bon Secours patients – including names, insurance identification numbers, banking information, social security numbers and some clinical data – was left exposed on the internet for four days this spring by a business associate of the hospital system.
A mother in Houston, Texas woke up one morning to pretty much every parent’s worst-case scenario.
“I happened to get a text from a friend of mine that said she saw a picture on Facebook and she thought it was a picture of our daughters’ room,” Jennifer, who asked to keep her last name private, told ABC subchannel KTRK.Continue Reading…
Cybercriminals are raking in $34 million annually by targeting individuals and businesses with ransomware.
An uptick in ransomware attacks is costing the average target $300, according to a new security report out from Cisco Systems Inc. More than 9,500 people pay ransoms to hackers each month.
Forget about security! It turns out that the Chip-and-PIN cards are just as easy to clone as magnetic stripe cards.
It took researchers just a simple chip and pin hack to withdraw up to $50,000 in cash from an ATM in America in under 15 minutes.