It looks like Christmas is being heralded with another massive credit/debit card hack. US retailer, Target, has issued a statement saying that its systems were breached between November 27th and up until December 15th.
The company said: “We began investigating the incident as soon as we learned of it. We have determined that the information involved in this incident included customer name, credit or debit card number, and the card’s expiration date and CVV (the three-digit security code).”
D-Link, the mega networking manufacturer, has issued an alert for some of its Internet routers. Its routers are used widely, with many Internet Service Providers sending them out to customers so they can get online.
There’s been a fair amount of criticism around Facebook’s Graph Search Feature. The majority of the claims have been around the transparency it offers anyone who wants to interact with or look into your network.
You may have heard of the Adobe hack which was declared at the beginning of October. At the time Adobe estimated that almost 3 million personal details had been compromised. Just a few days ago the company said that hackers had gained access to 38 million encrypted accounts including credit and debit card details.
Researchers at the UK’s University of Sussex have discovered how to hack into contactless payment cards, also known as near field communications. The process, known as skimming, was carried out with off-the-shelf equipment bought from a hardware store.