GameStop is advising customers to review payment card statements after a possible security breach. The company says it received notification that information from payment cards used on the GameStop website may have been stolen. According to reports, GameStop customers’ data and credit card information showed up for sale online.
The breach reportedly happened between September 2016 and this past February; it compromised customer credit card numbers, names, expiration dates, addresses and the card’s security codes. GameStop says a leading security firm was brought in to investigate the potential breach and says it regrets any concern the situation has caused.
There's a group of hackers who are hijacking unsecured home routers and using these devices to launch coordinated brute-force attacks on the administration panel of WordPress sites. Once they've gained access, the attackers can guess the password for the page and commandeer the account. According to reports, the routers play a crucial role in this scenario, as it allows hackers to spread their brute-forcing attack over thousands of different IP addresses, avoiding firewalls and their blacklists.
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