Monthly Archives: October 2015

This Week In Credit Card News: Target’s New Secure Credit Cards, What’s Your Stolen Data Worth?

Target Converts to Credit Cards with PINs, Not Just Signatures, for Security Reasons

Two years after its catastrophic data breach, Target has become the first major credit card issuer to convert to cards that contain a PIN. The decision comes as the FBI is saying that credit and debit cards that require PINs, and not just signatures, are safer. Meanwhile, most banks and other credit card issuers are resisting converting to PINs because of cost and they say customers don’t want another piece PIN in a world filled with passwords. [Cleveland Plain Dealer]

New Report Exposes Prices for Stolen Data on the Dark Web

Intel Security released The Hidden Data Economy Report, which details how stolen data is packaged for sale and how much it garners on the black market. The study explored the pricing for stolen debit and credit cards, bank account login credentials, stealth bank transfer services,

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Leeds cyber-criminal hacked into computer webcams to watch strangers having sex

A cyber criminal hijacked computers to spy on people having sex through their webcams, the National Crime Agency (NCA) has said.

Stefan Rigo, 33, from Leeds, used malware called Blackshades to give him control over strangers’ cameras and spent five to 12 hours a day watching what they were doing in front of their computers.

The NCA said he was addicted to monitoring his victims, some of whom he knew and some who were complete strangers.

Rigo was given a 40-week suspended prison sentence, placed on the Sex Offenders Register for seven years and ordered to do 200 hours of unpaid work by magistrates in Leeds after he admitted voyeurism at a previous hearing, the agency confirmed.

A spokesman said Rigo was arrested in November last year as part of an international operation targeting users of software designed to remotely take over, control and steal information from computers.

He said the defendant

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