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New point-of-sale malware distributed by Andromeda botnet

Computerworld Security: July 17, 2015

New point-of-sale malware distributed by Andromeda botnet

Cybercriminals are casting increasingly wider nets in their search for new
point-of-sale systems to infect. This appears to be the case with a new memory
scraping malware program called GamaPoS that's distributed by a botnet known as

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Vietnamese man gets 13 years for massive ID theft scheme

A Vietnamese man linked to a data breach of 200 million personal records at a
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