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‘The Nerdery’ Hosts Cyber-Security Conference In Bloomington

It’s estimated that more than a 1,000 U.S. businesses have been hit by a cyber attack — and don’t even know it. That’s according to the U.S. Secret Service. Such attacks that have hit Target and Supervalu were the inspiration behind a security conference in Bloomington Saturday.

08/23/2014

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Supervalu: Hackers Accessed Network That Processes Card Payments

Another Minnesota-based company is trying to figure out how it fell victim to hackers. Supervalu, which owns Cub Foods stores across Minnesota, said hackers accessed a part of its computer network that processes payment card transactions.

08/15/2014

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Good Question: Are There Better Ways To Keep Passwords Safe?

Computer hackers may have pulled off the biggest data breach in history. Security experts say a Russian gang stole more than one billion usernames and passwords and 500,000 email addresses.

08/06/2014

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Newer Car Models May Have Become More Hackable

With computers controlling more and more of the cars we drive, hackers are apparently on the prowl. A new report ranks the 2014 Jeep Cherokee the most hackable car on the road today.

08/02/2014

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Cyber Cops: Target Hackers May Take Years To Find

Secret Service investigators say they are close to gaining a full understanding of the methods hackers used to breach Target’s computer systems last December.

04/17/2014

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Target Says Hackers Stole Credentials From Vendor

Target said Wednesday that investigators have found that hackers stole credentials from a vendor to access the retailer’s systems and pilfer about 40 million debit and credit card numbers as well as personal information for another 70 million people.

01/29/2014

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Neiman Marcus Is Latest Victim Of Security Breach

Luxury merchant Neiman Marcus confirmed Saturday that thieves stole some of its customers’ payment card information and made unauthorized charges over the holiday season, becoming the second retailer in recent weeks to announce it had fallen victim to a cyber-security attack. The hacking, coming weeks after Target Corp. revealed its own breach, underscores the increasing challenges that merchants have in thwarting security breaches. Ginger Reeder, spokeswoman for Dallas-based Neiman Marcus Group Ltd., said in an email Saturday that the retailer had been notified in mid-December by its credit card processor about potentially unauthorized payment activity following customer purchases at stores.

01/11/2014

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Malware To Maul Your Internet Monday

If you heard Julio Ojeda Zapata, tech writer for the St. Paul Pioneer Press, this morning with Jordana Green, he shared with us what to do if we are hit Monday by the DNSChanger malware. […]

07/07/2012

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3 Minn. Campaigns Outraged After Facebook Pages Hacked

Three Minnesota campaigns are expressing outrage Wednesday after their campaign Facebook sites were hacked.

06/27/2012

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Banks, Credit-Card Issuers Warn Of Email Breach

With the possible theft of millions of consumer email addresses from an advertising company, several large companies have started warning customers to expect fraudulent emails that try to coax account login information from them.

04/04/2011

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