Hackers breached “various point of sales terminals” at retailer Forever 21’s storefronts throughout the country, collecting “credit card numbers, expiration dates, verification codes and sometimes cardholder names” from April 3rd to November 18th, 2017, CNET reported.

https://gizmodo.com/hackers-broke-into-forever-21s-payment-system-for-over-1821668357

Nearly every web browser now comes with a password manager tool, a lightweight version of the same service offered by plugins like LastPass and 1Password. But according to new research from Princeton’s Center for Information Technology Policy, those same managers are being exploited as a way to track users from site to site.

https://search.app.goo.gl/SZ8g

If we learned anything in 2017, it’s this: Don’t believe everything you read on the internet.

You may have heard, for example, that Google is preparing a new unified operating system to replace Chrome OS (the operating system that powers Chromebooks) and Android (the operating system that powers most smartphones).

2017 felt like the year of the scam.

Around 2 million online fraud incidents were reported in 2017, according to new data from the Public Accounts Committee. And with only 20 per cent of crimes actually reported, even this stark figure is just the tip of the iceberg.

http://www.independent.co.uk/money/spend-save/scams-2018-fraud-robots-ransomware-rip-off-bank-accounts-identity-a8131236.html

A virus that borrows your computer’s processing power to mine cryptocurrency without your knowledge is spreading through Facebook Messenger, security experts at Trend Microdiscovered last week. The virus, named Digmine, seems to have originated in South Korea and has also been reported in Vietnam, Azerbaijan, Ukraine, Vietnam, Philippines, Thailand, and Venezuela. Given the way that it propagates, it could easily reach other countries if Facebook users aren’t careful.

https://qz.com/1168160/a-cryptocurrency-mining-virus-is-spreading-through-facebook-messenger/