As Many As 40 Million Aards Affected by Target Stores Security Breach

Nearly 40 million credit and debit cards may have been wrongly accessed at Target stores nationwide between November 27 and December 15. Security experts predict the holiday shopping nightmare could be one of the largest retail security breaches in United States history.

MasterCard and Visa spokespeople told KrebsOnSecurity.com that both companies initially believed the breach only extended from November 27–Black Friday–through December 6. In recent days, however, security experts have uncovered evidence that indicates the breach extended for at least an additional week, perhaps all the way to December 15. Continue reading As Many As 40 Million Aards Affected by Target Stores Security Breach

23andMe Agrees to stop Offering Portions of its Genetic Testing kit

The genetics-testing company 23andMe agreed last week to stop issuing health results to customers who purchased the $99 testing kit after November 22.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) demanded, in a warning letter sent to 23andMe in late November, that the company stop selling and marketing the test due to concerns about the product’s clinical and analytical validity. Moving forward, 23andMe will only offer ancestry information and raw data, according to Venturebeat.com. Continue reading 23andMe Agrees to stop Offering Portions of its Genetic Testing kit

Safety Tips for Secure Online Shopping this Holiday Season

During this busy season of online shopping, cyber security experts are warning consumers to be on their guard against cyber-attacks that could affect computers, smartphones and, of course, wallets.

Cyber security expert Bob Bunge says greed is behind most fake websites, email scams, viruses, trojans and other malware. Continue reading Safety Tips for Secure Online Shopping this Holiday Season