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Important Security Information for Yahoo Users

Important Security Information for Yahoo Users

Yahoo reported Wednesday a breach of more than 1 billion user accounts in August 2013. This breach is separate from one involving 500 million accounts the Web giant announced back in September. Yahoo said the new breach involved names, email addresses, birth dates, secure passwords, security questions and answers. But, did not involve payment card data or bank account information. Payment data was not stored in the system Yahoo believed was affected, it said. See full story and release from Yahoo below:

By Bob Lord, CISO

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Following a recent investigation, we’ve identified data security issues concerning certain Yahoo user accounts. We’ve taken steps to secure those user accounts and we’re working closely with law enforcement. (more…)

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Eddie Bauer Reveals It Was the Victim of a POS Breach

Eddie Bauer Reveals It Was the Victim of a POS Breach

Another merchant to add to the ever-growing list of security breaches surrounding POS systems. Eddie Bauer reports their POS systems were breached at the software level. They discovered malware may have affected transactions in their retail stores from Jan 2 to July 17, 2016. They have since removed the malware.

Much like this article implies, maybe it’s time to think about a better security standard than the PCI-DSS protocols.
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