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OnePlus Site’s Payment System Reportedly Hacked to Steal Credit Card Details

OnePlus Site's Payment System Reportedly Hacked to Steal Credit Card Details

Jan 15, 2018
This year's first bad news for OnePlus users—a large number of OnePlus customers are reporting of fraudulent credit card transactions after buying products from the Chinese smartphone manufacturer's official online store. The claim initially surfaced on the OnePlus support forum over the weekend from a customer who said that two of his credit cards used on the company's official website was suspected of fraudulent activities. " The only place that both of those credit cards had been used in the last 6 months was on the Oneplus website ," the customer wrote. Later a good number of users posted similar complaints on OnePlus, Twitter and Reddit forums, saying they also became a victim of credit card fraud. Many of the customers claimed that their credit cards had been compromised after they bought a new phone or some accessories directly from the OnePlus official website, indicating that the leak might have been through the company itself. Cybersecurity
Hyatt Hotel Says Payment Systems Hacked with Credit-Card Stealing Malware

Hyatt Hotel Says Payment Systems Hacked with Credit-Card Stealing Malware

Dec 24, 2015
Hyatt Hotels Corporation is notifying its customers that credit card numbers and other sensitive information may have been stolen after it found malware on the computers that process customer payments. "We recently identified malware on computers that operate the payment processing systems for Hyatt-managed locations," the company announced on Wednesday. "As soon as we discovered the activity, we launched an investigation and engaged leading third-party cyber security experts." What type of information? The company didn't confirm whether the attackers succeeded in stealing payment card numbers, neither it say how long its network was infected or how many hotel chains were affected in the malware attack. But as the payment processing system was infected with credit-card-stealing malware, there is a possibility that hackers may have stolen credit card numbers and other sensitive information. What happened? Hyatt spokeswoman Stephanie Sheppard
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Nemesis Bootkit — A New Stealthy Payment Card Malware

Nemesis Bootkit — A New Stealthy Payment Card Malware

Dec 08, 2015
Another day, another stunning Malware – this time targeting banks, payment card processors, and other financial services. Security researchers have uncovered a sophisticated payment card malware that executes before the operating system boots, making the malware very difficult to detect and much less remove. The malware in question is part of " Nemesis " – a malware suite that includes all software programs for capturing screens, transferring files, injecting processes, logging keystrokes, and carrying out other malicious activities on the infected computers. Nemesis malware family has been seen in the past, targeting banks, ATMs, financial transaction processing, credit unions, and financial business service companies. Nemesis Bootkit Malware – Reappears even after Re-installation of the OS The malware with bootkit functionality has been in operation since early this year and has the ability to modify the legitimate VBR ( Volume Boot Record ) that ma
Samsung LoopPay Hacked, but 'Samsung Pay' is Safe

Samsung LoopPay Hacked, but 'Samsung Pay' is Safe

Oct 09, 2015
Samsung has been surrounded by a lot of controversies since the past few years, but that has not influenced its productivity. But this report has raised a few eyebrows... Samsung's mobile payment system company, LoopPay , was hacked back in March this year, just a month after Samsung bought it to help make Samsung Pay a reality. Samsung acquired LoopPay for more than $250 Million in February this year, and a group of Chinese Hackers were able to access LoopPay computer systems in March. The most worrisome part is – the hack was discovered 5 months later in August . Hackers were After Technology; Not Money or Sensitive Data The hackers, believed to be from a group called ' Codoso Group ' or ' Sunshock Group ,' were after the company's Magnetic Secure Transmission (MST) Technology . The group injected LoopPay's computer network with a hidden sophisticated attack in March, but the investigation kicked off when LoopPay learned of
'The Home Depot' Data Breach Put 56 Million Payment Cards at Risk

'The Home Depot' Data Breach Put 56 Million Payment Cards at Risk

Sep 19, 2014
Home Depot , the nation's largest home improvement retailer, announced on Thursday that a total of 56 million unique payment cards were likely compromised in a data breach at its stores, suggesting that the data breach on Home improvement chain was larger than the Target data breach that occurred last year during Christmas holidays. The data theft occurred between April and September at Home Depot stores in both the United States and Canada, but the confirmation comes less than a week after the retailer first disclosed the possibility of a breach. " We apologize to our customers for the inconvenience and anxiety this has caused, and want to reassure them that they will not be liable for fraudulent charges, " Home Depot CEO Frank Blake said in a statement. " From the time this investigation began, our guiding principle has been to put our customers first, and we will continue to do so. " It is believe that the cybercriminals successfully compromised the
Dutch Court Accepts to Extradite Russian Hacker involved in Biggest US Hacking Case

Dutch Court Accepts to Extradite Russian Hacker involved in Biggest US Hacking Case

Apr 19, 2014
In the mid of last year a Group of Russian Hackers were accused for allegedly infiltrating the computer networks of more than a dozen major American and international corporations and stole 160 million credit card and debit card numbers over the course of seven years, which were then resold to third parties buyers. WANTED IN U.S AND RUSSIA A Rotterdam court in Netherlands ruled that simultaneous requests from the U.S. and Russia for the extradition of the Russian hacker  Vladimir Drinkman  were admissible,  who is accused of being involved to lead the largest data theft case ever prosecuted in the U.S history, Bloomberg report . But it's not yet clear why Russia demands Drinkman 's extradition, "It's now up to the minister of justice to decide on the extradition, and to decide which country." court ruled. The investigators identified that the defendants have been infiltrating computer networks across the globe since at least 2007, including firms in New Jer
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