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Keyloggers used to steal credit card information at Nordstrom

At least six different men are suspected of being involved in planting hardware keyloggers at a department store with the purpose of stealing credit card information from cash registers.

'Hidden Lynx' Chinese hacking group has breached more than 100 US organizations

Symantec report details history of attacks, including 2012 Bit9 intrusion.

Hackers use SQL injection in massive financial hacking case

SQL injection attacks are still common occurrences, especially based on the recent indictments filed against five hackers who were allegedly involved in an international credit card scam. Those involved allegedly siphoned off as many as 160 million credit card numbers, resulting in a $300 million dollar loss over a seven-year period ending in 2012.

Vulnerabilities of US Emergency Alert System exposed

The US Emergency Alert System has a serious vulnerability that may allow it to be hijacked by a remote attacker. The problem revolves around systems used to receive and authenticate emergency alert messages, and pertains to specific Linux-powered application servers from Digital Alert Systems.

Crypto certificate stolen from Opera Software used to sign malware

Hackers broke into Opera Software and made off with at least one digital certificate, which was then used to distribute malware. This was revealed in a new  blog post  on the company's Security @ Opera blog, which noted that the security breach was discovered on June 19.

Cop arrested on hacking charges

Talk about an insider threat: An NYPD detective was arrested on charges of ordering hacks into dozens of email accounts of fellow detectives and other individuals, reports Mathew J. Schwartz at  InformationWeek.

AP Twitter hack casts spotlight on improving online security

Hackers broke into the Twitter account of the Associated Press news service this week, posting a fake message that triggered a stock-market reaction that saw $200 billion briefly erased from United States markets.

Chinese hackers break into NYT, WSJ networks

Chinese hackers allegedly broke into the New York Times network and made off with the passwords of every employee. This was revealed in a report published by the Times this week. On Thursday, the Wall Street Journal came forward and announced that it had also been hacked. The latter is currently working with authorities and security specialists to clean up its systems.

Windows RT successfully hacked to allow unsigned desktop apps

A hacker claims to have cracked Microsoft's system that prevents unsigned desktop apps from running on its Windows RT tablet platform. Identified only by the name "clrokr" on Twitter, the hacker says he exploited a vulnerability that was in the Windows kernel "for some time," according to a new blog post that outlined the technical details behind the hack.

Hackers hold medical center’s patient data hostage

The Miami Family Medical Centre in Australia found its entire patient database encrypted by Russian hackers looking for a ransom of several thousand dollars, reported Sara Hicks at ABC News. The hackers hijacked the server holding patient health records.