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Acer suffers data breach through online store

Reading Time: < 1 minute  |  Published: June 20, 2016 in Industry News

Taiwanese hardware and electronics giant Acer has announced that it has suffered a data breach via its e-commerce site, and is preparing to inform those customers affected. Due to unauthorised access by a third-party, anyone who accessed the online store between 12 May, 2015 and 28...

North Korean hackers stole US fighter jet blueprints

Reading Time: < 1 minute  |  Published: June 15, 2016 in Industry News

As part of a years-long cyber attack, North Korean hackers have allegedly stolen 42,000 materials from South Korean organizations and government agencies, including blueprints for F-15 fighter jet wings. The hacking began in 2014 and was first detected in February, according to South Korea's police cyber...

Cybercriminals stole a record amount from Americans last year, and this is how they did it

Reading Time: < 1 minute  |  Published: June 9, 2016 in Industry News

Among the 288,012 complaints the agency's Internet Crime Complaint Center received from businesses and consumers (pdf), the most common were so-called Business Email Compromise crimes, scams based mostly around social engineering and computer intrusion: these 7,838 complaints amounted to losses of over $263 million. In...